Things Men Tell You When They Think You’re One of Them

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It’s time for another edition of SE(N)O, an essay series on A+ for personal stories we wish we could tell on the accessible-to-our-employers-and-everyone-we’ve-ever-known mainsite, but can’t for personal and professional reasons.

When Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince came out, my friends and were right in the middle of Harry Potter fever. We were wearing Harry Potter shirts and ties, had just sat through a marathon of all the previous Harry Potter movies, and were excited to see the latest installment. The movies were really heating up, and the characters were full on teenagers, acting their most emo and ridiculous. I was there with my brother and some of our guy friends, including the Youth Pastor at my church, a married man of 25.

As we walked out of the theater after the closing credits, we looked around the lobby still buzzing with excitement from the film, and we saw the giant posters of the characters hung from the ceili...

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Mey Valdivia Rude is a bisexual Latina trans woman living in Los Angeles. She's a writer, comic consultant and a trans activist. She's a bruja, a femme, a pop princess and she loves comic books, witches, dinosaurs and crying. She has a cat named Sawyer and a very successful twitter.

Mey has written 575 articles for us.