so my team is going to st louis, and we are staying in hotels. there is one room for unchaperoned girls and one room for unchaperoned boys. there’s going to be 2 other girls in the room with me, but there will only be 2 beds. and one of the girls i will likely share with is a little (a lot) homophobic (i’m a lesbian). what do?
Your own safety should come first no matter what, if there’s a way to switch rooms to be with someone less opposed to who you are, I recommend that, but other than that, offering to take a spot on the floor is probably your best option? Lots of hotels will sometimes offer cots or at least extra blankets and pillows if you ask for them. Sorry this is happening, I hope everything goes well, and maybe I’ll see you in St. Louis!
– Aryn 4982
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