This announcement revealed something about him which he has been wanted to tell people for some time, but never really had the courage.
I know for a fact, that it has taken my friend a lot of thinking and a hell of a lot of guts to say what he has said, and he is deserving of much respect and admiration.
I know that some of you know what I'm talking about, and some don't. For those that don't, just have a look around, and it'll become apparent.
To my friend I say this: I am really proud of you for what you've done. Really proud.