So today at work, I got an email from one of the GSA coordinators offering up Ally shirts for the Ally Week next week.

The yellow shirt with bright aqua letters will read as follows:

Change Attitudes
Change Behaviors
Change Courses
Change Directions
Change Lives
Change Minds
Change Policies
Change Voices
Be An Ally
Be The Change

So I came home and wrote the check. I just need to give it to a co-worker.

And wear it next Friday for a picture on campus.

This is a big step for me. I'm not sure I'm ready for the implications, but I believe in the message not only as someone who is gay but someone who is not pregnant and can wear the shirt as a symbol for even things for my department.

But can I deal with the stigma attached? Am I ready to be "out" at work? Granted one teacher on the team is not gay. She's very happily heterosexually married.

Don't know what to say. I don't know if I'm ready for this step.