"I just don't get it,” Barry says, shaking his head.\n\n"Well do you get why calling a trans person a ‘he-she’ is not ok?" the tall woman fires back.\n\n"Fucking hell Kimberly,” another man pipes up, “it was clearly a joke."\n\n"It was offensive, Darrell. It wasn't necessary and it certainly wasn't funny."\n\n"Jesus. It's not that big of a deal," Darrell says.\n\nSurprising everyone, including yourself, you speak up: "It is a big deal, joke or not. Besides, Alex was pretty clear in the invitation that this is supposed to be a safe space. <<if $AlexPorch is "girl" or "lesbian">>Alex is <<if $AlexRoom is "ally">>[[an ally|Transphobia02][$AlexRoom = "trans"]]<<else if $AlexRoom is "trans">>[[trans*|Transphobia02][$AlexRoom = "lesbian"]]<<else if $AlexRoom is "lesbian">>[[a lesbian|Transphobia02][$AlexRoom = "queer"]]<<else if $AlexRoom is "queer">>[[queer|Transphobia02][$AlexRoom = "bi"]]<<else if $AlexRoom is "bi">>[[bisexual|Transphobia02][$AlexRoom = "host"]]<<else>>[[the host|Transphobia02][$AlexRoom = "ally"]]<<endif>>, and wouldn't be ok with this kind of talk.<<else if $AlexPorch is "boy" or "gay">>Alex is <<if $AlexRoom is "ally">>[[an ally|Transphobia02][$AlexRoom = "trans"]]<<else if $AlexRoom is "trans">>[[trans*|Transphobia02][$AlexRoom = "gay"]]<<else if $AlexRoom is "gay">>[[gay|Transphobia02][$AlexRoom = "queer"]]<<else if $AlexRoom is "queer">>[[queer|Transphobia02][$AlexRoom = "bi"]]<<else if $AlexRoom is "bi">>[[bisexual|Transphobia02][$AlexRoom = "host"]]<<else>>[[the host|Transphobia02][$AlexRoom = "ally"]]<<endif>>, and wouldn't be ok with this kind of talk.<<else if $AlexPorch is "gay" or "lesbian">>Alex is <<if $AlexRoom is "ally">>[[an ally|Transphobia02][$AlexRoom = "trans"]]<<else if $AlexRoom is "trans">>[[trans*|Transphobia02][$AlexRoom = "gay"]]<<else if $AlexRoom is "gay">>[[gay|Transphobia02][$AlexRoom = "lesbian"]]<<else if $AlexRoom is "lesbian">>[[a lesbian|Transphobia02][$AlexRoom = "queer"]]<<else if $AlexRoom is "queer">>[[queer|Transphobia02][$AlexRoom = "host"]]<<else>>[[the host|Transphobia02][$AlexRoom = "ally"]]<<endif>>, and wouldn't be ok with this kind of talk.<<else>>Alex is <<if $AlexRoom is "ally">>[[an ally|Transphobia02][$AlexRoom = "trans"]]<<else if $AlexRoom is "trans">>[[trans*|Transphobia02][$AlexRoom = "gay"]]<<else if $AlexRoom is "gay">>[[gay|Transphobia02][$AlexRoom = "lesbian"]]<<else if $AlexRoom is "lesbian">>[[a lesbian|Transphobia02][$AlexRoom = "queer"]]<<else if $AlexRoom is "queer">>[[queer|Transphobia02][$AlexRoom = "bi"]]<<else if $AlexRoom is "bi">>[[bisexual|Transphobia02][$AlexRoom = "host"]]<<else>>[[the host|Transphobia02][$AlexRoom = "ally"]]<<endif>>, and wouldn't be ok with this kind of talk.<<endif>> Show some respect."\n\n[[Next|Transphobia03]]\n
<<if $AlexRoom is "ally">>The conversation stalls as everyone turns to look at you. Darrell glares at you but the tall woman on the couch shouts, "Thank you!" \n\nBarry slaps Darrell on the arm: "See? This is why we can't have nice things, man."<<else if $AlexRoom is "host">>The conversation stalls as everyone turns to look at you. Darrell glares at you but the tall woman on the couch shouts, "Thank you!" \n\nBarry slaps Darrell on the arm: "See? This is why we can't have nice things, man."<<else>>Several people look shocked as the group turns to look at where the remark came from.\n\n"Oh," Barry says quietly. “We had no idea.”<<endif>>\n\nYou decide it's best to keep looking for Alex.\n\n<<silently>><<$LivingRoom = "done">><<endsilently>>\n<<if $Kitchen is "done" and $LivingRoom is "done" and $Porch is "done">>[[Walk away|Alex01]]<<else>>[[Walk away|Lobby]]<<endif>>\n
You can hear the muffled din of people talking on the other side of the door; Alex must have <<if $neighbor_attitude is "forgiving">>[[forgiving|Introduction][$neighbor_attitude = "annoyed"]]<<else if $neighbor_attitude is "annoyed">>[[annoyed|Introduction][$neighbor_attitude = "deaf"]]<<else>>[[deaf|Introduction][$neighbor_attitude = "forgiving"]]<<endif>> neighbours. You haven't been to this apartment before; you won't know anyone else here.\n\nHopefully there will be <<if $party_perk is "good company">>[[good company|Introduction][$party_perk = "alcohol"]]<<else if $party_perk is "alcohol">>[[alcohol|Introduction][$party_perk = "pot"]]<<else if $party_perk is "pot">>[[pot|Introduction][$party_perk = "food"]]<<else if $party_perk is "food">>[[food|Introduction][$party_perk = "an escape route"]]<<else>>[[an escape route|Introduction][$party_perk = "good company"]]<<endif>>.\n\nYou knock. After a moment, the door opens. You don't know the person who stands there; they have a glass of wine in hand, tousled short hair and a lip ring; they smile at you.\n\n“Hi! Do you know Alex?"\n\nYou nod.\n\n"Come on in!”\n\n[[Go inside.|Entry]]
This game was made for the MIT QUILTBAG Game Jam 2014 \nby\nSilverstring Media.\n\n[[Start|Introduction2]]\n\n<<silently>>\n<<$neighbor_attitude = "forgiving">>\n<<$party_perk = "good company">>\n<<$greet_attitude = "friendly">>\n<<$player_pronoun = "he">>\n<<$topic = "women">>\n<<$AlexRoom = "ally">>\n<<$queerpronoun = "his">>\n<<$Ashleigh = "boy">>\n<<$youalex = "friends">>\n<<$boyfriend2 = "gay">>\n<<$smoker = "smoker">>\n<<$smoke = "cigarette">>\n<<$correct = "no">>\n<<$AlexPorch = "lesbian">>\n<<$OutWork = "no">>\n<<$OutPorch = "no">>\n<<$Kitchen = "not done">>\n<<$LivingRoom = "not done">>\n<<$Porch = "not done">>\n<<endsilently>>\n
“Awesome. Come on in. Hey everyone, this is <<print $name>>, <<if $player_pronoun is "he">>he’s<<else if $player_pronoun is "she">>she’s<<else if $player_pronoun is "they">>they’re<<else>>zie’re<<endif>> a friend of Alex.”\n\nNo one pays much attention. \n\n<<display 'Lobby'>>\n
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You approach the group to better hear what they’re talking about.\n\n“Take it easy, Macklemore,” a man says. “Stephen was being ironic.”\n\n"Oh no doubt,” the tall woman who first spoke says, “but it still wasn't cool."\n\n"Yeah. It made me uncomfortable too..." the person beside her says.\n\n"Come on,” the man says, “Stephen didn't mean anything by it. His brother is gay. You know he's not homophobic."\n\n"Oh man, his brother is such a sweetie,” one of the women says. “He brought him by the office the other day. They’re hilarious together."\n\n[[Next|Homophobia02]]\n
<<if $AlexPorch is "girl">>”Right, okay. Thanks. Sorry.<<else>>“Oh! I didn’t realize. I’m sorry.<<endif>> ...I’m Brendan.”\n\nHe pauses, awkwardly, then says, “I think I need a drink now.”\n\nBrendan rubs out the <<if $smoke is "cigarette">>cigarette<<else if $smoke is "joint">>joint<<else>>cigar<<endif>>, nods at you, and heads back inside.\n\nAlex must be somewhere else. You follow Brendan back into the warmth and noise of the apartment.\n\n<<silently>><<$Porch = "done">><<endsilently>><<if $Kitchen is "done" and $LivingRoom is "done" and $Porch is "done">>[[Next|Alex01]]<<else>>[[Next|Lobby]]<<endif>>
<<silently>>\n<<set $name = prompt ("Please enter your name:","")>>\n<<endsilently>><<display 'Introduction'>>
It’s getting cool outside, but there’s still some light in the sky. A <<if $smoker is "smoker">>[[smoker|Porch01][$smoker = "non-smoker"]]<<else>>[[non-smoker|Porch01][$smoker = "smoker"]]<<endif>> stands on the porch, a gently smoking <<if $smoke is "cigarette">>[[cigarette|Porch01][$smoke = "joint"]]<<else if $smoke is "joint">>[[joint|Porch01][$smoke = "cigar"]]<<else>>[[cigar|Porch01][$smoke = "cigarette"]]<<endif>> in one hand.\n\n[[“Hey,” you say.|Porch02]]
<<if $correct is "yes">>“Oh! I’m sorry. I’m terrible at that. Now I’m even more embarrassed.”\n\n“It’s okay,” you say.<<else>>"It's okay," you say.<<endif>>\n\n“Anyway,” he seems quick to change the subject, “Alex has been in and out. I don’t know...her? Very well? I’m here with a friend. Alex is…?”\n\n<<if $AlexRoom is "lesbian">>“Alex is <<if $AlexPorch is "lesbian">>[[a lesbian|Porch03][$AlexPorch = "trans"]]<<else if $AlexPorch is "trans">>[[trans*|Porch03][$AlexPorch = "girl"]]<<else if $AlexPorch is "girl">>[[a girl|Porch03][$AlexPorch = "genderqueer"]]<<else>>[[genderqueer|Porch03][$AlexPorch = "lesbian"]]<<endif>>.”<<else if $AlexRoom is "gay">>“Alex is <<if $AlexPorch is "gay">>[[gay|Porch03][$AlexPorch = "trans"]]<<else if $AlexPorch is "trans">>[[trans*|Porch03][$AlexPorch = "boy"]]<<else if $AlexPorch is "boy">>[[a boy|Porch03][$AlexPorch = "genderqueer"]]<<else>>[[genderqueer|Porch03][$AlexPorch = "gay"]]<<endif>>.”<<else>>“Alex is <<if $AlexPorch is "gay">>[[gay|Porch03][$AlexPorch = "lesbian"]]<<else if $AlexPorch is "lesbian">>[[a lesbian|Porch03][$AlexPorch = "trans"]]<<else if $AlexPorch is "trans">>[[trans*|Porch03][$AlexPorch = "boy"]]<<else if $AlexPorch is "boy">>[[a boy|Porch03][$AlexPorch = "girl"]]<<else if $AlexPorch is "girl">>[[a girl|Porch03][$AlexPorch = "genderqueer"]]<<else>>[[genderqueer|Porch03][$AlexPorch = "gay"]]<<endif>>.”<<endif>>\n\n[[Next|Porch04]]\n
He looks at you and <<if $smoker is "smoker">>taps the <<if $smoke is "cigarette">>cigarette<<else if $smoke is "joint">>joint<<else>>cigar<<endif>> against the railing. “Hey.”<<else>>coughs violently. “Hey, sorry, I usually don’t do this.”<<endif>>\n\n“Have you seen Alex?” you ask.\n\nHe shakes his head. “No, sorry. Man, I feel guilty about the smoking thing. I keep thinking ‘<<if $player_pronoun is "he">>she<<else if $player_pronoun is "she">>he<<else if $player_pronoun is "they">>he<<else>>she<<endif>> must really be judging me right now.’”\n\n<<if $player_pronoun is "he">>[[“It’s ‘he,’” you say.|Porch03][$correct = "yes"]]<<else if $player_pronoun is "she">>[[“It’s ‘she,’” you say.|Porch03][$correct = "yes"]]<<else if $player_pronoun is "they">>[[“It’s ‘they,’” you say.|Porch03][$correct = "yes"]]<<else>>[[“It’s 'zie,'” you say.|Porch03][$correct = "yes"]]<<endif>> [[(stay silent)|Porch03]]\n
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Immediately before you is an open living room space. A large group of people – Alex's co-workers, probably – sit around on couches and chairs, talking loudly about their work. Against one wall is a table of drinks and snacks.\n\nTo your left is the kitchen. There's a smaller group there, away from the noise. You recognize a couple of them from descriptions you've heard from Alex – friends, a close-knit group of queers.\n\nA door leads out to a small porch in the dying sunlight, a lone figure standing on it.\n\nFrom where you are, it's hard to see where Alex is. And Alex is the only person you know here. Time to start looking.\n\n<<if $LivingRoom is "not done">>[[Go to the living room.|LivingRoom01]]<<endif>> <<if $Kitchen is "not done">>[[Go to the kitchen.|Kitchen01]]<<endif>> <<if $Porch is "not done">>[[Go to the porch.|Porch01]]<<endif>>\n
You approach the group to better hear what they’re talking about.\n\n“I mean, it's just such a toxic environment for women when management goes around talking like that. It's insidious – I'm just constantly getting the sense that I'm not taken seriously, or that I only matter because I have boobs. I seriously can't even get him to look at my eyes sometimes," a tall woman on the couch says.\n\n“Well, with the way you dress, Kimberly--” one of the men starts.\n\n“Whoa, there. I don't think so. Your ability to control yourself is not dependent on the way I choose to express myself, Barry,” Kimberly says.\n\n"Hey, if a dog sees a steak..." Barry says.\n\n[[Next|Misogyny02]]\n
<<if $AlexRoom is "ally">>The conversation stalls as everyone turns to look at you. The man glares at you but Kimberly shouts, "Thank you!" \n\nOne of them slaps Barry on the arm. "See? This is why we can't have nice things, man."<<else if $AlexRoom is "host">>The conversation stalls as everyone turns to look at you. The man glares at you but Kimberly shouts, "Thank you!" \n\nOne of them slaps Barry on the arm. "See? This is why we can't have nice things, man."<<else>>Several people look shocked as the group turns to look at where the remark came from.\n\n"Oh," Barry says. “We had no idea.”<<endif>>\n\nYou decide it's best to keep looking for Alex.\n\n<<silently>><<$LivingRoom = "done">><<endsilently>>\n<<if $Kitchen is "done" and $LivingRoom is "done" and $Porch is "done">>[[Walk away|Alex01]]<<else>>[[Walk away|Lobby]]<<endif>>\n
"Actually, I saw a video a couple of days ago in which someone puts your little ‘thought experiment’ to the test, Barry,” another man says. “He put out a juicy steak and then tells his three dogs, ‘No, stay.’ They stayed."\n\nKimberly laughed. “Does it dissappoint you to discover that a dog has more self control than you, Barry?"\n\n"Barry’s comments about your clothes aside, I don't know if it really is such a big deal, Kim,” another woman said. “I don't think we need to cultivate an environment where everyone has to be so politically correct. We're all friends, right?"\n\n"Yeah, I'm going to agree with Jennifer on this,” someone else added. “All Stephen said was that he thought the regional manager was hot. Which, for the record, she is. Natural redheads are totally hot."\n\n"First of all, just because one woman isn't offended doesn't mean that it isn't misogynistic or innapropriate. Second, come on Jen! It really didn't bother you when Stephen said how sexy his BOSS was right before the office had a conference call with her?"\n\n"God damn, Kim,” someone in the back said. “Go put in your tampon."\n\nSurprising everyone, including yourself, you speak up: "First of all, that totally IS misogynistic, and it sounds like your boss is too. Second of all, Alex was pretty clear in the invitation that this is supposed to be a safe space. <<if $AlexPorch is "girl" or "lesbian">>Alex is <<if $AlexRoom is "ally">>[[a feminist|Misogyny02][$AlexRoom = "trans"]]<<else if $AlexRoom is "trans">>[[trans*|Misogyny02][$AlexRoom = "lesbian"]]<<else if $AlexRoom is "lesbian">>[[a lesbian|Misogyny02][$AlexRoom = "queer"]]<<else if $AlexRoom is "queer">>[[queer|Misogyny02][$AlexRoom = "bi"]]<<else if $AlexRoom is "bi">>[[bisexual|Misogyny02][$AlexRoom = "host"]]<<else>>[[the host|Misogyny02][$AlexRoom = "ally"]]<<endif>>, and wouldn't be ok with this kind of talk.<<else if $AlexPorch is "boy" or "gay">>Alex is <<if $AlexRoom is "ally">>[[a feminist|Misogyny02][$AlexRoom = "trans"]]<<else if $AlexRoom is "trans">>[[trans*|Misogyny02][$AlexRoom = "gay"]]<<else if $AlexRoom is "gay">>[[gay|Misogyny02][$AlexRoom = "queer"]]<<else if $AlexRoom is "queer">>[[queer|Misogyny02][$AlexRoom = "bi"]]<<else if $AlexRoom is "bi">>[[bisexual|Misogyny02][$AlexRoom = "host"]]<<else>>[[the host|Misogyny02][$AlexRoom = "ally"]]<<endif>>, and wouldn't be ok with this kind of talk.<<else if $AlexPorch is "gay" or "lesbian">>Alex is <<if $AlexRoom is "ally">>[[a feminist|Misogyny02][$AlexRoom = "trans"]]<<else if $AlexRoom is "trans">>[[trans*|Misogyny02][$AlexRoom = "gay"]]<<else if $AlexRoom is "gay">>[[gay|Misogyny02][$AlexRoom = "lesbian"]]<<else if $AlexRoom is "lesbian">>[[a lesbian|Misogyny02][$AlexRoom = "queer"]]<<else if $AlexRoom is "queer">>[[queer|Misogyny02][$AlexRoom = "host"]]<<else>>[[the host|Misogyny02][$AlexRoom = "ally"]]<<endif>>, and wouldn't be ok with this kind of talk.<<else>>Alex is <<if $AlexRoom is "ally">>[[a feminist|Misogyny02][$AlexRoom = "trans"]]<<else if $AlexRoom is "trans">>[[trans*|Misogyny02][$AlexRoom = "gay"]]<<else if $AlexRoom is "gay">>[[gay|Misogyny02][$AlexRoom = "lesbian"]]<<else if $AlexRoom is "lesbian">>[[a lesbian|Misogyny02][$AlexRoom = "queer"]]<<else if $AlexRoom is "queer">>[[queer|Misogyny02][$AlexRoom = "bi"]]<<else if $AlexRoom is "bi">>[[bisexual|Misogyny02][$AlexRoom = "host"]]<<else>>[[the host|Misogyny02][$AlexRoom = "ally"]]<<endif>>, and wouldn't be ok with you trying to silence your coworker.<<endif>> Show some respect."\n\n[[Next|Misogyny03]]\n
This is certainly where the bulk of the noise is coming from. Alex's co-workers lounge drunkenly, probably glad for the chance to let their hair down around each other. These are clearly peers: no bosses to be careful around.\n\n“I just can't believe he would say that,” one says. “I mean, in the middle of a meeting?”\n\n“What's the big deal?” another responds. “He didn't mean anything by it.”\n\n“Yeah, but it's still a little offensive. You can't just talk about <<if $topic is "women">>[[women|LivingRoom01][$topic = "gay people"]]<<else if $topic is "gay people">>[[gay people|LivingRoom01][$topic = "transgenders"]]<<else>>[[transgenders|LivingRoom01][$topic = "women"]]<<endif>> like that."\n\n<<if $topic is "women">>[[Next|Misogyny]]<<else if $topic is "gay people">>[[Next|Homophobia]]<<else if $topic is "transgenders">>[[Next|Transphobia]]<<endif>>\n
You enter, and before you can even ask the greeter says, “Just leave your shoes on. I'm Stacey.” She seems <<if $greet_attitude is "friendly">>[[friendly|Entry][$greet_attitude = "upset"]]<<else if $greet_attitude is "upset">>[[upset|Entry][$greet_attitude = "drunk"]]<<else>>[[drunk|Entry][$greet_attitude = "friendly"]]<<endif>>.\n\n“<<print $name>>,” you say.\n\nA man joins Stacey, and puts his arms around her. “Hey! I'm Max,” he says. “If you don't mind me asking, what pronouns do you prefer?”\n\n[[He|Entry02][$player_pronoun = "he"]] [[She|Entry02][$player_pronoun = "she"]] [[They|Entry02][$player_pronoun = "they"]] [[Zie|Entry02][$player_pronoun = "zie"]]
<<silently>>\n<<if $AlexRoom is "gay">><<set $OutWork = "gay">><<endif>>\n<<if $AlexRoom is "lesbian">><<set $OutWork = "gay">><<endif>>\n<<if $AlexRoom is "ni">><<set $OutWork = "gay">><<endif>>\n<<if $AlexRoom is "queer">><<set $OutWork = "gay">><<endif>>\n<<if $AlexRoom is "trans">><<set $OutWork = "trans">><<endif>>\n<<if $AlexPorch is "gay">><<set $OutPorch = "gay">><<endif>>\n<<if $AlexPorch is "lesbian">><<set $OutPorch = "gay">><<endif>>\n<<if $AlexPorch is "genderqueer">><<set $OutPorch = "gay">><<endif>>\n<<if $AlexPorch is "trans">><<set $OutPorch = "trans">><<endif>>\n<<endsilently>>As you look around the party somewhat helplessly, you finally see a familiar face. Alex is coming down the hall towards you.\n\n"Hi!" you say, relieved. "I don’t know anyone here."\n\n<<if $OutWork is "trans">>But then you realize Alex has tears running down their face. "Did you out me to my co-workers?" It sounds like Alex is trying not to scream.\n\n"Oh, shit," you say, the reality suddenly hitting you. "I’m--I’m so sorry."\n\n"Sorry? Jesus Christ, <<print $name>>, that is not cool. You asshole, I could lose my job. I could be in danger!"\n\n"Alex--"\n\n"Get out of my house!"\n\nThere’s nothing else to do. Everyone’s looking at you now. You turn and leave without another word.<<else if $OutWork is "gay">>But Alex doesn’t look happy. "Did you out me to my co-workers?"\n\n"Oh, jeez," you say. "I’m--I’m sorry."\n\n"Sorry? <<print $name>>, that is not cool. My life is going to be hell, now. What were you thinking?"\n\n"I was… I was trying to stand up for you…"\n\nAlex shakes their head. "I need a drink."<<else if $OutPorch is "trans">>But Alex doesn’t look happy. "Did you out me to Brendan?"\n\n"Oh, jeez," you say. "I--I guess I did. I’m so sorry."\n\n"That’s not cool, <<print $name>>. It’s a damned good thing Brendan’s a good guy, but never out me to anyone! I’m not defined by being trans. I’m just what I am."\n\n"Yeah. That was really stupid of me. I’m sorry."\n\nAlex nods. "I need a drink."<<else if $OutPorch is "gay">>"Did you out me to Brendan?" Alex asks.\n\n"Oh, jeez," you say. "Yeah, I’m sorry, I thought you were completely out."\n\n"I mean, Brendan’s a cool guy, so it’s okay, but I’m not out at work, <<print $name>>. You really shouldn’t out me to anyone, ever."\n\n"Yeah, I’m sorry. Let me get you a drink."\n\n"Thanks. At least you stood up for me to my co-workers. ...Thanks for coming."<<else>>"Yeah, sorry about that," Alex says. "My co-workers can be assholes sometimes; I heard that you stuck up for me to them, though, so thanks for that. It's important that my house be a safe space for people... Anyway, I’m glad you came. Let's get a drink."<<endif>>\n\n[[End|End]]
"It doesn't matter if his brother is gay or even if his brother is okay with it,” the tall woman says. “It creates an oppressive environment."\n\n"But... it's not like homophobia is a big deal around here,” someone else says. “This isn't the Deep South. It's not like gay people need to watch their backs."\n\n"So as long as gay people aren't at risk of physical violence, it’s okay to make offensive jokes?" the woman says.\n\n"I just think you're overreacting. It's not like he called someone a fag."\n\nSurprising everyone, including yourself, you speak up: "Hey! Alex was pretty clear in the invitation that this is supposed to be a safe space. <<if $AlexPorch is "girl" or "lesbian">>Alex is <<if $AlexRoom is "ally">>[[an ally|Homophobia02][$AlexRoom = "trans"]]<<else if $AlexRoom is "trans">>[[trans*|Homophobia02][$AlexRoom = "lesbian"]]<<else if $AlexRoom is "lesbian">>[[a lesbian|Homophobia02][$AlexRoom = "queer"]]<<else if $AlexRoom is "queer">>[[queer|Homophobia02][$AlexRoom = "bi"]]<<else if $AlexRoom is "bi">>[[bisexual|Homophobia02][$AlexRoom = "host"]]<<else>>[[the host|Homophobia02][$AlexRoom = "ally"]]<<endif>>, and wouldn't be ok with this kind of talk.<<else if $AlexPorch is "boy" or "gay">>Alex is <<if $AlexRoom is "ally">>[[an ally|Homophobia02][$AlexRoom = "trans"]]<<else if $AlexRoom is "trans">>[[trans*|Homophobia02][$AlexRoom = "gay"]]<<else if $AlexRoom is "gay">>[[gay|Homophobia02][$AlexRoom = "queer"]]<<else if $AlexRoom is "queer">>[[queer|Homophobia02][$AlexRoom = "bi"]]<<else if $AlexRoom is "bi">>[[bisexual|Homophobia02][$AlexRoom = "host"]]<<else>>[[the host|Homophobia02][$AlexRoom = "ally"]]<<endif>>, and wouldn't be ok with this kind of talk.<<else if $AlexPorch is "gay" or "lesbian">>Alex is <<if $AlexRoom is "ally">>[[an ally|Homophobia02][$AlexRoom = "trans"]]<<else if $AlexRoom is "trans">>[[trans*|Homophobia02][$AlexRoom = "gay"]]<<else if $AlexRoom is "gay">>[[gay|Homophobia02][$AlexRoom = "lesbian"]]<<else if $AlexRoom is "lesbian">>[[a lesbian|Homophobia02][$AlexRoom = "queer"]]<<else if $AlexRoom is "queer">>[[queer|Homophobia02][$AlexRoom = "host"]]<<else>>[[the host|Homophobia02][$AlexRoom = "ally"]]<<endif>>, and wouldn't be ok with this kind of talk.<<else>>Alex is <<if $AlexRoom is "ally">>[[an ally|Homophobia02][$AlexRoom = "trans"]]<<else if $AlexRoom is "trans">>[[trans*|Homophobia02][$AlexRoom = "gay"]]<<else if $AlexRoom is "gay">>[[gay|Homophobia02][$AlexRoom = "lesbian"]]<<else if $AlexRoom is "lesbian">>[[a lesbian|Homophobia02][$AlexRoom = "queer"]]<<else if $AlexRoom is "queer">>[[queer|Homophobia02][$AlexRoom = "bi"]]<<else if $AlexRoom is "bi">>[[bisexual|Homophobia02][$AlexRoom = "host"]]<<else>>[[the host|Homophobia02][$AlexRoom = "ally"]]<<endif>>, and wouldn't be ok with this kind of talk.<<endif>> Show some respect."\n\n[[Next|Homophobia03]]\n
<<if $AlexRoom is "ally">>The conversation stalls as everyone turns to look at you. The man glares at you but the tall woman on the couch shouts, "Thank you!" \n\nBarry slaps Darrell on the arm: "See? This is why we can't have nice things, man."<<else if $AlexRoom is "host">>The conversation stalls as everyone turns to look at you. The man glares at you but the tall woman on the couch shouts, "Thank you!" \n\nBarry slaps Darrell on the arm: "See? This is why we can't have nice things, man."<<else>>Several people look shocked as the group turns to look at where the remark came from.\n\n"Oh," the man says. “We had no idea.”<<endif>>\n\nYou decide it's best to keep looking for Alex.\n\n<<silently>><<$LivingRoom = "done">><<endsilently>>\n<<if $Kitchen is "done" and $LivingRoom is "done" and $Porch is "done">>[[Walk away|Alex01]]<<else>>[[Walk away|Lobby]]<<endif>>\n
The handful of people in here run the gamut of appearance, gender expressions, and orientations, if their coupling is any indication. Definitely a queer group of friends. You feel at home, suddenly.\n\n“He’s adorable, Ashleigh” says one, <<if $queerpronoun is "his">>[[his|Kitchen01][$queerpronoun = "her"]]<<else if $queerpronoun is "her">>[[her|Kitchen01][$queerpronoun = "their"]]<<else>>[[their|Kitchen01][$queerpronoun = "his"]]<<endif>> dark hair covering one eye. “He’s the cutest <<if $boyfriend is "gay">>[[gay|Kitchen01][$boyfriend = "bi"]]<<else if $boyfriend is "bi">>[[bi|Kitchen01][$boyfriend = "trans"]]<<else>>[[trans|Kitchen01][$boyfriend = "gay"]]<<endif>> boy I’ve ever met.”\n\n<<if $Ashleigh is "boy">>[[A boy|Kitchen01][$Ashleigh = "girl"]]<<else if $Ashleigh is "girl">>[[A girl|Kitchen01][$Ashleigh = "alpaca"]]<<else>>[[An alpaca|Kitchen01][$Ashleigh = "boy"]]<<endif>> blushes. “He is pretty cute. I hope it works out.”\n\n[[Next|Kitchen02]]\n
<<if $Ashleigh is "girl" and $boyfriend is "gay">>“Wait,” someone else says, “Ashleigh, you’re a girl but he’s gay?”\n\n“Well, it’s complicated. He’s not really sure how to label himself yet, y’know?”<<else if $Ashleigh is "girl" and $boyfriend2 is "gay">>“Wait,” someone else says, “Ashleigh, you’re a girl but he’s gay?”\n\n“Well, it’s complicated. He’s not really sure how to label himself yet, y’know?”\n\n<<endif>>“Labels are for clothes, man,” <<if $queerpronoun is "his">>Steve<<else if $queerpronoun is "her">>Leah<<else>>Nico<<endif>> says.\n\n“Maybe it’s not safe for him to come out,” the petite girl says. “It isn’t always the best thing to do.”\n\n“No, I know. Just makes things potentially more complicated. But I’m here to support him.”\n\n“Aw. You’re adorable.”\n\n“Sorry,” the petite girl says to you. “Don’t mean to exclude you.”\n\n<<silently>><<$Kitchen = "done">><<endsilently>><<if $Kitchen is "done" and $LivingRoom is "done" and $Porch is "done">>[["It’s ok. Just looking for Alex."|Alex01]]<<else>>[["It’s ok. Just looking for Alex."|Lobby]]<<endif>>
“Oh hey,” a petite girl says. “You’re <<print $name>>, right? I saw you come in. Alex has talked about you. You two are <<if $youalex is "friends">>[[old friends|Kitchen02][$youalex = "dating"]]<<else>>[[dating|Kitchen02][$youalex = "friends"]]<<endif>>, right?”\n\nYou nod.\n\n“<<if $queerpronoun is "his">>Steve<<else if $queerpronoun is "her">>Leah<<else>>Nico<<endif>> was just talking about Ashleigh’s new boyfriend.”\n\n“His parents don’t know he’s <<if $boyfriend2 is "gay">>[[gay|Kitchen02][$boyfriend2 = "bi"]]<<else if $boyfriend2 is "bi">>[[bi|Kitchen02][$boyfriend2 = "trans"]]<<else>>[[trans|Kitchen02][$boyfriend2 = "gay"]]<<endif>> yet, though,” Ashleigh says.\n\n[[Next|Kitchen03]]\n
You approach the group to better hear what they’re talking about.\n\n“I think they prefer 'trans* people',” a tall woman seated on the couch says. "It has something to do with not specifically referencing what kind of transition they’re in."\n\n"I guess that makes sense,” someone seated next to her says.\n\n"Really? I don't think any of this makes sense,” said a man across from them. “I mean, if people want to swap genders or genitals, it's their right, but..."\n\n"But what, Barry?" the second one responds.\n\n[[Next|Transphobia02]]\n
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