Lots of good thoughts here! It’s all a matter of being comfortable and being yourself.
I see that you are in Holyoke. My daughter went to Amherst for undergrad, so I have some familiarity with the area. As you likely know, Northhampton is a great place for LGBT folks. There used to be an LGBT book store on the main east-west drag through downtown. If it is still there, or something like it, that could make for a nice outing. Close, but not too close! And definitely, whatever you decide to do, RELAX! People pick up on fidgety, nervous folks very quickly, so fight the urge.
So, thanks for completing your Profile page. I usually have to remind people to do that. It is important as it provides some pieces to the puzzle and it goes a long ways towards helping others understand your situation, struggles and goals. Plus, you can update it at any time when something changes.
Oh, Coffee Lover?!?! We Must talk!
Glad to have you with us and I hope it will be a very good experience for you…