I went to the bookstore yesterday to get two books that someone recommended to me, completely unrelated to this forum. The clerk who helped me was wearing a rainbow lanyard, A pin with the trans colors, and a pronoun pin. I asked them if those were their pronouns. They said yes and we started chatting briefly and I said that I was a part of the LGBTQ community. That was the first time I have ever spoken about it in public and to a complete stranger. Granted, it was a pretty safe bet to talk to them, but still it was a rush for something so small.