However a couple of women noticed me being triggered and asked what was wrong. I then offered to tell whoever wanted to listen and they and a few more women formed a little support group to help me out.
Their help really supportive.
Unfortunately in the following days I learned about some evidence that the activist that I've had my crush on is actually interested in someone much less nice than me. (but much more butch).
The next day one of the women who'd noticed my emotional state emailed me to check on me and we ended up going out for coffee today. I suspect that she might be interested in me, although she's not my typical type. (Though I do sometimes think my type is far too limiting).
(Also she was even interested enough to listen to me tell her my reasoning for being vegetarian and vegan, which considering that information is somewhat disturbing if you weren't previously familiar with it is certainly something..)