Once I met someone for the first time and they thought I was a lesbian.
I thought I'd tell a lesbian coworker about it
and come out to her in the process,
since she'll probably understand how I feel a bit.
But "Huh" she says, and to my dismay,
looks me up and down and says
"you don't look gay."
Oh, you're one of those, I think,
That's just fucking great.
Because I don't fit some stereotype
It's inconceivable that I could be anything other than straight.
It's funny, I continue, because I'm actually bi,
and this is where things takes a turn for the worse
because of ignorance? hatred? resentment perhaps?
I still don't understand why.
She frowns, and says "well that's just wrong"
A straight male coworker agrees.
My heart sinks and as she continues,
I do my best to stay strong.
"It's just greedy," she tells me, "and any truly gay woman will say the same."
Nooooooooo! I thought you'd be supportive!
The fact that you think like this is such a shame.
There'll be plenty of gay and straight peop