So this wek I’m in Toronto. I got in early today and decided to visit some of my old colleagues from work. It was great to visit with all my former colleagues. What was even better was that many either mistook me for a guy and didn’t recognize me or they recognized me as myself and referred to me as a guy. And this after I had shaved my “goatee” off. I know the majority of people voted that I should have it shaved off and I’m still deciding one way or another in regards to that but it was gratifying to be recognize as a guy even without facial hair.
More importantly, I wasn’t rejected as the person I am or that I am becoming. And this buoyed my own confidence. Too often we hear all the negative results of coming out but I’m happy to say that thus far I haven’t been totally rejected for who I am. This shows, to me at least, a lot of human respect and a greater understanding. One thing I will say is this: I work with some freakin’ amazing people. Anyways, it’s late and I’m off to bed. More tomorrow with perhaps pictures from the cold north.