I believed I was still Dawn. Being a lesbian was one small part of me. I thought once the initial shock of the situation had worn off many who reacted negatively would circle back because they would realize I was still me. After that first year, it became clear to me how naive I was. I had failed to truly consider other people's opinions about this "lifestyle" I now subscribed to. For some, this is a deal breaker of sorts. I felt very confused by this and wondered what in the hell was going on. I had many individuals who were very supportive, friends and family alike, however, there seemed to be a definite change in a lot of people after this information came to light. I thought long and hard about the reasons and kept coming to a point where [I] was looking around and wondering where everyone went.
-- Dawn Elizabeth Waters, Switching Teams, p. 62