Be proud of who you are and stand tall for what you believe in. I am a bi guy and wear nail polish regularly as well as 7 earrings in my left ear and two in my right. I also went in full drag for Halloween lady year and all my buddies were totally cool with it and still talk highly of it. Just be yourself if a person doesn't like you for who you are they are not worthy of you
I would own it. Anybody that does not like me now can go f*** them selves in a graphic and decisive fashion.
Stand up to the harasser. Sounds like they're really scraping the bottom of the barrel if they have to go back decades to get anything against you.
There is a saying: "Don't look too closely at my past. I don't live there anymore."