So I am officially out to my parents. I'm not really sure what this means, though.
I ended up just sitting down and telling them flat out.
That had to be one of the strangest coming outs ever. There was no freaking out, hardly any questions, and none of the cliche "I'll support you" or "I still love you". We just kind of sat down and discussed it like we would any other political issue. It was weird, and I've no clue what to make of it. But this is expected. In my family, it is not standard to show your emotions freely. If my parents do freak out, it's never public, and it is never over anything important.
I would really, really like to thank all of you guys, especially elph, who was inexplicably and wonderfully supportive, and jeff, for trying to talk some much needed sense into me. Really thanks to all of you who left nice comments. It does help.