In college, I went on a date with the son of my mother’s coworker. I couldn’t remember if his name was Jason or Justin, so I spent the entire night maneuvering my way out of saying his name. He... [+]
"What are you?"
Today was the day I was trying to avoid my whole life.
"Boys on one side, girls on another." announced our gym teacher.
I had to find an excuse. "May I go to the bathroom?"
"No," replied the gym instructor, "just because you hate dodgeball doesn't mean you can avoid it. Now go to the girl's side."
Did he just assume my gender?
That's it. I won't hide it anymore. Everybody will know my secret.
"NO!" Everybody goes quiet.
"What?" Asks the gym instructor.
"I'm not a girl. I'm not a boy. I am not weird. I am queer, and you all have to accept it.