I didn’t lose anyone that was close to me. It did take a few some time to get comfortable with it… but it all worked out for me. I do know some people that have lost their friends over it. I don’t know how close they were to them.
I know you are worried… but I do think the one thing that you should remember… is that you are who you are. And I think that the reason you’re tired of hiding is that very reason. You’re tired of hiding who you are to people that you care about. I understand that feeling.
I know that you never do know what will happen…but I do think you should have faith in the people that you care about. They love you for many reasons. :-)
Let me know if you need anything else. :-D