I was in a conversation with a friend who revealed they identified as "trans/fluid". It wasn't said as a declaration, rather it was said in such a way as if I already knew about it. I hid my surprise moderately well and rolled with the conversation as if I did already know.
I did this because I was embarrassed - not because of what they said, I don't care about that, just because of I thought this was probably important to them and the way they said it made me think I might have been told before and forgotten, but having time to reflect, I don't think that's the case.
What I want to know is twofold:
How I should have reacted/How should I react in a similar situation in future
If I should do anything now to explain that I didn't know (And do I also say clearly that it doesn't matter to me, or is that dismissive?) or do I just continue on like I knew already (which is now true for future conversations!)
Appreciate that every individual is different, but I would especially appreciate input from other trans/fluid individuals.