I think I may have been “Outed” by an old flame sometime ago when I was in my early twenties.
I can say it started by me buying her lots of lingerie and she wouldn’t wear any of it. She one day said you like it so much you wear it
so I did
I dressed in her company in her clothes and she even gave me some of hers. We even had intimate times too.
one day she just upped and left and after that day some of my “friends” disappeared and some weren’t the same as they’d always been with me
no one has ever asked me or said anything direct but some comments made to others in our group made me wonder if she had
certain things they would say to each other within earshot of me without actually saying anything to me
I found that hard and even now 20+ years later I still don’t know
all I know is I come from an era when being a cd isn’t acceptable
i have a supporting family but can’t bring myself to out myself
my so can’t accept me as my femme self but tolerates it and allows me to dress (not fully though) as me
no make up
So in answer probably a lot of people know but I can’t be sure