- Overalls. Nobody will think you’re weird because you live in a rural area, and if they do, that’s too bad for them. They’re missing out on the most practical and comfortable garment of all time. The only downside is that you will be carded everywhere you go because you look 12. Even Aldi.
- Oversize t-shirts with slogans like “The future is queer”, “Why be racist, sexist, homophobic, or transphobic when you could just be quiet?”
- Perfect your response to the questions: “So you don’t have a boyfriend?” and “When are you going to settle down?” (Appropriate answers: “No, I’m hella gay” and “If we get marriage equality before I turn eighty”, respectively).
- The internet is your friend. There are heaps of great queer blogs, writers, and generally rad people online. Instagram, facebook groups, tumblr…your people are out there. Probably best to give up on internet dating though. You just live too far away.
- Smile awkwardly at happy queer couples because you’re just so damn proud that they exist. Note: try not to freak them out while doing this.
- Perfect your gaydar and simultaneously realize you’ve met many awesome queer people but didn’t realize they were queer/you never mentioned you were queer and hence lost out on awesome queer friendships. To solve this problem, you may want to announce your general gayness to every person you meet (except maybe your grandparents if they voted no in the postal vote, yikes).
- Embrace all your weird hobbies. Do you knit? Ferment vegetables? Ride a bike? Grow obscure herbs? Obsess over the token queer relationships in TV series? Great. That means you’re interesting and awesome.
- Just own it. You’re likely in the minority, but if you live your best life, you might just make it easier for the next generation to do the same.