5. “You don’t really look gay.”
I had never really given it much thought because there was a big part of me that always knew instinctively. Then, in my early 20s I realized that people are actually probing for specific instances of my raging homosexual tendencies.
“You totally remind me of my friend Kevin. He’s straight too!”
Both are pushed down in society, giving them a sense of understanding and empathy, because they each know what it feels like to be judged before you even open your mouth.
I don’t know what I expected when I told the people closest to me. A rainbow cupcake? Nothing prepared me for people’s feelings of anger, disbelief and betrayal.
Everything is great in moderation.
4. When you walk in on them and it’s like YOU’RE interrupting.
My friend told me that since he moved to Austin a year ago he’s had sex with about 40 people. 40! I couldn’t help but raise my eyes a little, but without judging him of course.
The only problem with me attempting to have a romantic relationship with a woman is: I’m really not sexually attracted to women.