How did you get comfortable enough to be public and how did you meet people who are accepting? Should I keep it a secret from employers and is there some kind of protection against some sort of discrimination?
For a very long time I was scared to go out in public Safety and being recognized were two concerns, but another was that I wasn’t able to “pass”. But I had an epiphany one day and I realized that I am the only one who matters when it comes to how I feel about myself. What do I care if someone else thinks I “pass” or that I am beautiful enough? It led me to realize that there are no standards I must meet to be a girl and there is no such thing as passing.
As for coming out to anyone, be it a family member or an employer, it’s important to think it through. You should consider why you want to come out to them and why you feel they need to know. You can’t unring a bell, after all.
As for protection against discrimination… well, that could change very soon. In some states someone can be fired for LGBTQ+, so check your state’s laws. You also should look at the employer’s policy when it comes to inclusion.
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