I wanted to be a barrister. Not a “gay barrister” although that was, and is, true. So, I waited until I was made a tenant before being open at work and then tried to manage the process so that it wasn’t the first thing colleagues or clients found out about me.
Time passes, I am now a QC and also a parent, with my partner, to two small children facing the same joys and pressures as everyone else (straight or gay) in that situation. I am also a little more confident in my ability to do the job and a little less afraid of labels which don’t impact (or at least not negatively) on that ability. I wanted to be a barrister, and I am.