Well, it wasn't quite a garden party. It was a going away bash at the local taco joint near the AIDS ministry that the gal had worked at for years and was now leaving for other employment.
As a volunteer with the ministry, I was invited to join the gathering. Mostly a time of drinks and conversation, the night took on an interesting twist when not one but two of the women in attendance outed themselves to me.
Leading me to a dilemma. What exactly is the Miss Manners-appropriate response to, "Well, not everyone knows this but I've followed where the Universe led and have accepted that I'm a lesbian"?