#3) Baby, I was born this way
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Now that we’ve covered my first woman and first time, next we’re going to explore other chapters of my life, and pull back the layers a bit on sexual identity and Generation X—a generation sandwiched between three raucous generations, and seems largely ignored. I was put up for partner at Morgan Stanley at age 35, which would have made me one of the youngest at the firm, and we’ll come back to that story. First we’ll skip forward to 2002, when I was about to come out on Wall Street, and to me that meant telling my best friend Arleen. I was incredibly nervous about doing so!