Ok. take two. I posted something similar earlier today, thought better of it, deleted it, and edited it.
Yesterday, someone outed me without my permission.
And the kicker? I never told her I'm Trans.
As you can imagine, I'm quite angry.
I held my temper, and told her what she should do in similar circumstances in the future. I played it cool, but I was hurting bad inside.
"But Sophie- you are out and proud- so what's the big deal?"
This person decided it was ok to blab about my medical history to a random person. Imagine if you had, say, Cancer, and someone went around advertising to whomever. Worse- by outing me, she may have put me in Harm's Way. I don't have to remind my trans readers of the probability that we could be physically assaulted or worse.
It may or may not be illegal as well. I don't know... yet.
Said person told me about the interaction, and was she remorseful. She later apologized. But the damage was done. Once one crumbles up a paper, it will never be the same.
A Better Day
As I said, I played it cool. I posted the incident on facialbook, where I received many different responses, including a few private messages. Several of those private messages said, in so many words, 'stop whining and put on your big girl panties. Live with it.'
Well, I AM living with it. What choice do I have? I'm not going to de-transition, and no one will allow me to go to the Light, so here I am.
But it doesn't mean I have to like it. Or just sit there and take it.
I just want the Hate to stop.
In any case, at this point, what's done is done. I've taken some... steps. Now, I live with any fallout.