'why are you sitting in the dark' excuse you I've been sitting here all day and it got dark around me I did not choose this
so I came out as trans at work today. I told one of the managers (the one that I’m most comfy with, she’s really cool and has LGBT children) that I’d like to get my name changed at work, and would like to be referred to with he/him pronouns. I also told her that I totally understand that if it can’t be changed on the corporate level due to my legal name and such and that’ll take time to change it and shit, but she totally agreed with me and made a new name tag with my new name and stuff.
I’m honestly really scared. I know that the company I work for is super LGBTQ* friendly, but I’m scared that my coworkers will treat me differently, since I essentially started out as female- especially my “traditional” store manager who didn’t let her daughters cut their hair until they were 18.
The biggest issue I have I’m anxious about is the bathroom issue. I’m not entirely comfortable using the men’s room due to the fact that;
1. I have no dick yet
2. Binary bathroom = gross because I’m not binary male, I’m nonbinary transmasculine.
I’m alright with using female gendered bathrooms until I feel comfortable enough to use the men’s room, but for now, it’s still a new concept that I don’t want to go near. I don’t even pass well yet.
I really hope I didn’t make things 100x worse for me. I’m really happy I came out to my managers since some of my coworkers already suspected it and they’re 100% supportive. I’m just scared of getting harassed by it. And I know it’s illegal, that I can’t be harassed.
I’m just scared of being treated differently due to yknow, socially transitioning.