Date: July 6, 2009
There is no singular, “right” or “wrong” answer, here.
It is important to be true to yourself, but mitigating circumstances might make surviving this stage of your life easier, if ignorant people (who hold much power, over how smooth your life will flow) are deprived of a few bits of information.
Once you can get away from overbearing, ignorant people…You will be in a much better place, to take a public stance.
Even though, “I” believe they should not be able to get away with forced participation, or harassment that goes well beyond the level of tame ribbing…
…this is just the reality of life, when you are in some way, part of a unique minority.
There are always going to be people out there who reject you, who attack you and who work to make your life miserable.
That is a scourge, within our species.