But the first time I watched a film or tv show and felt sexually attracted to the person on the screen, it was a woman — a scene in American Pie, I think! So I had two things to worry about! I spent nights lying awake, thinking things like this:. I felt lonely and bottled everything up. So the second, third and fourth times I told people, they were complete strangers. I knew I needed to talk to someone before my mental state hit a dangerous low and I was too scared of what my friends and family would think, so I found other ways to talk about it.
It's not always easy being bi. Between stereotypes of oversexed, unfaithful bisexuals and social pressure to "pick a side," not to mention the fact that bi people are more likely to be closeted and face higher rates of depression, drug and alcohol abuse, and intimate partner violence, coming out as bisexual can be enormously challenging. But there are also lots of things, big and small, that are joyful and worth celebrating. So since June is LGBT Pride Month, let's talk about why being bi or pansexual or polysexual or otherwise attracted to more than one gender is awesome! You never have to question your sexuality because you're attracted to someone.
The modern world rewards negativity. The news loves to bring us tragedy, politicians like to tell us the world is going to implode unless we back them, and being honest, you probably spend more time arguing with people on social media than being inspired by them. Bisexuals are such a diverse range of people that what seems like a pro to one might seem like the worst idea to another. You know by now what they are going to say to you, so be ready for it. Come up with a good three sassy retorts for the most common insults and have them ready in the back of your mind.
However, many people have really positive experiences coming out and often regret not doing it sooner. What may be right for one person, may not be right for you. Your safety and well-being should always come first.