I support gay marriage, civil liberties, universal healthcare, and haven't voted for a Republican for national office that I can remember... so by JUB's judgement, I'm a pretty hardcore conservative.
not sure how I'd define my "out" status. I generally just don't care about it... which is to say, I don't care if people know I'm gay and I don't care enough that I feel like I have to go out of my way to mention it to them unless I have a particular reason to (any more so than straight people go out of their way to tell people how heterosexual they are)
my cousin actually yelled at me over the holidays for never coming out. I never thought I had to. I live my life, and anyone who wants to be involved with it is more than welcome... when I mention offhand to my parents about going out on dates (if I've got a good restaurant or bar to recommend) and they don't ask followup questions about the date, that's them choosing not to be involved.