I was actually "out" for the first time on Friday at Lincoln Tap Room and used the ladies' room, as it seemed the most appropriate. Contrary to getting hassled, as I got a little tipsy and mistakenly weaved toward the men's room, a gentleman tugged my sleeve and pointed toward the ladies' room. None of the women in the restroom seemed to think it queer of me to be in there either. Maybe I was just among the right crowd? It was a burlesque show, after all.
Anyway, since then, I've seen the recent incidents at McDonald's and The Cosmopolitan and have been extremely grateful things went as well as they did! Here I thought just having to give the choice consideration was trying!.
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