June 26. The US Supreme Court rules that state-level bans on same-sex marriage are unconstitutional. Worldwide celebrations ensue. July 8. I am about to leave my apartment to attend a party. My well-meaning flatmate asks, “Is that your outfit? Expect girls to hit on you if you wear that jacket.” July 28. A friend who also lives in gay-friendly, liberal Berlin sends me the following text: “Two teenage girls just asked me whether I was gay on the train.” August 13.