Today is National Coming Out Day! At work, however, I am Schrodinger’s Queer: simultaneously in and out of the closet until such time as somebody pays attention.
Thinking too Much to Think Positively
A comic by Xan
Coming Out Quietly
Xan is wearing a white lab coat, with their arms folded.
NARRATION: “I’d really like to come out properly at work…”
Xan looks panicked, with a swirling background behind them.
NARRATION: “But coming out means talking to people! I didn’t become a scientist to talk to people!”
Xan is looking thoughtful.
NARRATION: “What if… I just added my pronouns to my email signature?”
Xan is sat in front of a computer, typing and looking happy.
XAN: “Aaaand done! Perfect! I am a genius!”
Xan is sat in front of the same computer, looking annoyed.
CAPTION: “Two months later…”
Xan raises their arms in anger.
XAN: “Doesn’t anyone in this company read their emails?”