“Hypothetical situation”, but what if a person came out to their team for real and now is a joke? What do I do? (Everything is now super awkward)
Sorry for the late answer, it’s been kind of hectic recently!
Definitely try to address it whenever a joke comes up. It may be uncomfortable for you, but it’s important that your teammates take you and your identity seriously. Talking to your teammates about how it’s made things awkward is really all you can do.
If you have the opportunity, try to bring it to the attention of an understanding mentor and talk to them about the situation. Mentors are there to help and ideally they’ll be able to help you through the situation.
– Linnea and Alex
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