Speaking of sexuality...
Well, we weren't exactly speaking of it, like just this second speaking of it, but it's always on my mind.
I went to a couple of panels at TriNoc this weekend and I counted three trans-gender people there within the three hours I was there. On the panels, I mean - I wasn't counting in the audience.
Now, I'm from Berkeley, where even when you sign up for volunteer work you have to volunteer more specifics about your particular sexuality than most people even know about themselves over the course of a lifetime. In Berkeley meeting three persons of transgender in the same day would barely merit one raised eyebrow hair, but - in Raleigh? North Carolina? Three? In the same room? You could have knocked me over with a feather. (Part of that was the usual Con hotel-captivity-weak-with-hunger vortex, but still).
Is there something going on that I don't know about?
Or is it just the underground comic world?
Or is Raleigh a whole lot more progressive than I had any clue about?
Enquiring minds want to know.