Day 219 - 1.1
Last night at work was rough....VERY rough. Here at work I got to experience the wrong end of harassment, homophobia, and transphobia.......by none other than....my best friend? WHAT!?!
She had me fooled for a long time. For the past year she told me she completely supported me in every way possible and that she had lesbian friends and understood everything. (Yes, I am a lesbian and a transgender woman, in case anyone isn't aware).
Last night, completely out of the blue, unprovoked, and unexpectedly, she lashed out at me and went on a tirade that lasted most of the night. She obviously knows nothing about me and how I've suffered my entire life, living in a body that does not match the gender with which I identify. I would gladly share the final text message she sent to me. The very text message that hurt me deeply, more than I've ever been hurt in my entire life....BUT....That's not who I am.
I am not out to seek revenge, but I would like to share with anyone that reads this, just how disturbed I am about the whole incident and to remind everyone to be careful. There are still hateful, misinformed, judgemental, discriminatory, prejudiced, narrow-minded bigots out there, even the people that you thought you knew. People you trust and hold close to your heart. Now THAT's a scary thought and I just lived it. Obiously, she is no longer my friend.
I have a moral obligation to report her actions to the higher-ups, because it happened here at work. I work for the federal government and that type of behavior is not tolerated.
I'm still feeling the sting 24 hours later :(