I just joined this site, so I'm not really sure how things work around here, but I suppose a nice little situation synopsis would be a decent way to start. I'm heading off to boarding school in a couple months. It's a very nice school, relatively liberal, and the people are insanely friendly. My main worry is how to approach my sexuality. I'm lesbian, mostly (there was one guy, but other than him it's always been girls), and here at home, my group of friends all knew, it was general knowledge at school (although no one really cared), and, in essence, everyone knew except my parents. My dad is very conservative and homophobic, so I'm taking my sweet time on that one. At my new school, no one is going to know me, or who I am, or that I'm lesbian. It's a pretty small school, so I think I may have to either keep it a complete secret (which would suck), or just tell people if they ask. Problem is, I'm afraid to tell people, because I've had pretty bad experiences with a couple homophobic friends, and I don't want to become known as "the gay girl". I'd rather let my personality speak for itself, without everyone stereotyping. Any suggestions out there on how I could handle this?