I work for the World Wide Web Consortium, where I head up the XML work.
I live in rural Ontario, in Prince Edward County (Quinte region, near Milford).
Years ago I made a decision to be openly gay online (and later, in real life), because I saw how much it helped other people. Some were _not_ gay themselves, and would say to me, “I have never met anyone gay before, and you seem OK, what is all the fuss about?” The answer was that they were probably surrounded by gay people who did not feel safe in revealing themselves. Others who _are_ gay may be reassured if they see I'm openly gay, married to another man, and didn't get struck by lightning.