... I'll just say I've learned things from many many people since this forum opened, and considering what I was going through in my personal life back when we opened... I don't even know if I would have survived (srsly) without a number of people here who were accepting and encouraging.
So this was definitely the first community where I wasn't ashamed to be open about my life and still felt part of things.
I also have developed a few relationships here which I consider to be very important friendships to me, even if we're not IRL proximity to each other.