Just ran into a guy at this conference who asked if I were from Orange County. Turns out he remembered me from another area forum on gay marriage where I had identified myself as a Republican so just he assumed I resided in that Republican jurisdiction.
If I were politically correct, I would count that as discrimination. I wasn’t outraged. I was amused. I laughed a rich, hearty, full-bodied laugh when I learned that he had made that assumption.
(When I asked him if he assumed I was from Orange County just because I was a Republican, he replied that I had identified myself as such at the forum in question. I had merely meant my comment as an attempt to be cute.)
Ah! The assumptions people make.
When I moved to LA, one of the reasons I remained closeted about my politics, was that I was tired of being identified as the gay Republican as I was all too often when I lived in Washington. It has made my life easier now that instead of just accepting it, I embrace it.