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Offline kimmy

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Re: Personal Stuff
« Reply #915 on: November 08, 2019, 04:06:30 am »
Interesting, in 2019 there is still a hesitancy to come out. I won't ask your age, but I assume you are no longer in high school with the cliques that would make this difficult anyway.

I'm in my mid-30s.  My sweetheart is in her late 20s.  Both of us are "out" to quite a few people, but it's not something we announce to everybody. She has a new boss and new employees, and is sort of still figuring out where she stands with them.  Once she figures out the dynamics of her new relationships, she'll let them learn more about her.  For me building new relationships with co-workers and employers and stuff is complicated enough even without wondering whether they might secretly harbor bigotry toward me.  I'm prefer to not let people in on that stuff until I feel comfortable with them. 

It's kind of funny that staff and regular customers at the bars we like to go to know we're a couple, people who are either casual acquaintances or complete strangers. But many of the people I work with every day don't know about that part of my life. 

She lives in Conservative country.
Not the most progressive place, that's for sure.  Strong influence from Alberta too and it has a biker problem.

It's not a monolith.  It's the urban hub of a large rural area. We have a lot of old-people and rednecks, but it's also a college town and a lot of young people have come here to work. The electoral map might say this is conservative country, but the area where I live has a very progressive vibe to it.  There are more micro-brew loving hipsters than Bud-drinking rednecks in this part of town.

Masked for your safety.