A person who discriminates against you will rarely do so openly or in view of others. They will generally not leave evidence of their discrimination so that it can be used against them. They will hide it, claim that it didn’t happen or that you are wrong. Sometimes they’ll say it was just banter, that you’re too sensitive, that they didn’t mean anything by it…It can happen openly, overtly, in your face as it were or it can be more nuanced, a look, an otherwise seemingly innocuous action, but intended or perceived to be hurtful or harmful. Sometimes people’s values are so ingrained and corrupted that they don’t even view what they are doing as wrong or discriminatory. But it is…and it should not be tolerated. Standing up against discrimination doesn’t just make your life better, it makes the world a better place and makes things better for other people facing intolerance, inequity or downright bigotry.