Tonight is my work Christmas Party. Normally these things are generally no big deal for me, but this year is much different. Instead of bringing my sister or a girl friend, I am bringing my boyfriend, and introducing him to everyone as so. Well sort of, I have decided that I will introduce him as my partner, even though I despise the word. I think it sounds more "serious". To my knowledge, only one person knows at my work that I am gay. He probably sent an email to everyone else in my office telling them i was a big butt diver, but no one else has ever said anything, so I dont know.
Even though I am a little nervous doing this, I know that i refuse to make up lies about my weekend plans and who I hang out with or whom I am dating. It isnt a fun place to be, and i am lucky enough to be able to come out at work because if I were fired, I could sue my company for discrimination. Many others are not so fortunate. Such as my boyfriend or um, excuse me, my partner. I am hoping everything goes well tonight, and hopefully it wont be incredibly awkward.
It will be sort of nice though to have it out in the open. It no longer has to be a secret. And anytime you get something off of your chest, you feel so much more free and a weight gets lifted off your shoulders.