30 Day Trans Challenge Day 3: Have you ever been outed?
Nothing exciting, really. When I thought I was a gay girl, news traveled fast. I lived in a small town. Everyone knew everyone, and everyone knew everyone’s business. I told one person and soon I didn’t have to come out to anyone. It was okay, because it actually made things easier. I’d always been pretty open. I just wanted to make sure my parents heard it from me before they heard about it from anyone else.
A friend of mine was telling me that it would probably be a good idea to come out to my parents. My mom’s a nurse, and she often gives talks and stuff about healthy living, cause she’s awesome. My friend told me, “What if she’s talking about how breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and she says, ‘My daughter eats breakfast every morning!’ and someone says, ‘Yeah well, your daughter’s a lesbian!’”
Now, as I go to a women’s college, I’m kinda outed no matter what. Which is kind of annoying sometimes. I’ve tried to pretend I went to one of the other colleges, until I did that to someone who went to the college that I said I went to. ”Oh, what dorm do you live in?” ”Oh, uh…you know.” I think I admitted that I was pretending to see what would happen, and then said that I went to one of the other colleges. Way too much effort for me.