I honestly thought I had done a pretty good job of coming out. I had told my parents, some friends, I had even printed my sexuality on my Facebook info tab. But apparently no news is fbo (Facebook official) until it is typed up and packaged in the infamous Facebook status. Whole worlds and relationships and events have been typed up in hasty, misspelled words known simply as “the status.”
On Tuesday, at about six, after soccer tryouts, Robert showed me Words I Never Said, by Lupe Fiasco (Listen to it!) I listened to the song- no, I experienced the song. I was feeling quite lofty and analytical. I took Lupe’s last verse to heart so closely that I quickly switched from the youtube video over to my ever-open Facebook tab on Firefox and typed up this status: “I just listened to Words I Never Said. I’m gay, just fyi. I also don’t have much respect left for most of my teachers and I have a lot of respect for the ones who respect me. That goes for friends, too.”
Thirty plus people “like” my status and just as many have commented. I guess I’m gay now. Let’s see how the soccer season, which kicks off with the roster being posted tomorrow morning, plays out. First game in a week. Wish me luck.