We've had some discussion at my place of business about me. Coming out. The boss is gay! He's queer. OMG!
Hasn't been that dramatic. But is has been serious. Things are still (generally) going very well. We are feeling the pinch of the economic crush. )At least I'm hoping it's the crunch and not about me. Probably a bit grandiose of me, but, well, hey.)
At our "board" meeting, I asked "how things are going? what are you hearing? any fall out that we need to talk about?"
Of course, again, the old paen that is really isn't anybody's business. Of course it's not. That's right. And i can't believe what I said back to them:
"Well, no. It may not be anybody's business. But straight people seem to make my life their business. I'm the one living with the condemnation, the secrecy, the hiding. "Don't ask, don't tell" is easy when it's not your life."
Oh, my. I'm not sure it came out that clearly, succinctly, or (actually) forcefully. But it's the gist of what i said. Yes. I am going to make it my business.
I'm gay. And I'm here to stay.
It really helps me to say that.