Magazine article The Advocate (The national gay & lesbian newsmagazine)

Coming out before the Bus

Magazine article The Advocate (The national gay & lesbian newsmagazine)

Coming out before the Bus

Article excerpt

The day I came out started like any other day: I was waiting for the bus that would take me to my job as a script-reader intern in Beverly Hills. An older Russian man sat down next to me and complimented my hair, which was blue at the time. I thanked him and looked away. He continued to talk. I prayed the bus would arrive early and lamented the fact that the people who hit on me are never cute young gifts. After telling me his entire life story while I nodded politely, Russian man asked if I had a boyfriend.

"No," I said.

"You want to have dinner with me sometime?" he asked.

I squinted, hoping to see my bus on the horizon. He smiled, showing off his cigarette-stained teeth. "That's very flattering," I said, "but I'm gay."

It was the first time I'd ever said it out loud. The words felt weird. Acknowledging my bisexuality had been freeing but always offered a way out. …

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