Episode 28 - Chapter 22 - "Too Late To Go Back To Sleep"
"Coming out" is a rite of passage for everyone in the LGBTQ community, but it has different stakes and consequences for everyone. Scottie used a very systematic way, which she describes in "Getting Back To Me," as concentric circles - one of the most important of these circles was her college chums known as the "Tag-Team." For Marcy & Scottie, coming out to this rowdy "boy's club" would take more than teaching them the proper pronouns, it would require everyone to change their perceptions of what had been regarded as a "gold standard" marriage. A tall order indeed!
"No Girls Allowed?!?"
Scottie's scheme for coming out involved in-person chats and when that wasn't possible,intimate phone calls that had to be honed to the perfect length, too short and it was ineffective, too long and the imagination would have its day. But each started with a simple, calm, sentence, "I am a woman." This was followed by silence that would feel like lifetimes...