Connie's comment about her attention from pro athlete (NBA) Shawn Kemp jogged my memory of a Halloween party when I got asked out by a future Washington D.C. politician and his wife. First, Connie's comment:
"I did join him at his table for a bit, only because there were already two other women there already. I was able to play defense long enough until the shot clock had expired, anyway. I wish I'd been able to get a pic, but this was so long ago that my flip phone didn't have a camera."
There has to be some sort of pun to use here about you or Shawn calling foul somewhere along the line. :)
Plus, the best I can offer was the the night I got all dolled up (cross dressed) for a Halloween party. For some reason I ended up leaving my wife at home and going with a news woman at a radio station I was working at.
Along the way at the party, I was approached by a couple I vaguely knew as a local politician. The party turned out to be a fun eclectic blend of people in a restored Victorian mansion. They initially expressed their surprise I wasn't what I appeared to be. Then proceeded to ask me along to another party they were heading too.
Seeing as how I was the news woman's ride, I had to say no. It turned out to be one of those moments my life could have changed if I had been able to say yes.
I often wonder how the politician who went to Washington fared later on when he tried to pick up a cross dresser with his wife. I can't believe I was the first...or the last.
Of course with a politician, I would never have found out the truth!
As I wrote, I don't have a real celebrity story to share such as Connie's but I do have the experience of being mistaken for a woman during a time in my life when my gender dysphoria was at it's peak. I was constantly wondering if living full time as a woman was even possible.
It turns out it was.
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