**"Song For You" is off Rhye's album "Blood”
I never lost any friends when I came out. But then again I really didn't hide like lots of guys do.
I just told people my barn door was open to all cowboys or cowgirls. Nobody on my football team ever said a word to me. I was still invited to part's and out on dates. Even hooked up with a couple of my teammates years later.
The only person I lost as a friend wasn't because of my being gay so much because he was very cool with it. But his wife some years later didn't feel comfortable with me and him going fishing and hanging out. So he kind of just quit speaking to me. But that was years after the fact.
family was a totally different story.
Most of my cousins avoid me like the plaque. Because most of us have had lots of sex together when we were kids.
This is a late late answer(lol) but for future visitor:
If you want to come out to your parents you really need to be fully prepare for the worst. Make sure you can sustain yourself, get a job, a place to life(preferably somewhere a far from your parents), some savings, etc. This way when they(God forbid) disown you, you can take care of yourself.
Coming out can be a bitch when they won't accept you, but it will set you free.
I wish you good luck mate