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' And I was like, ' Oh my good god, I am actually having this conversation over coffee and toddlers.' They were fine when I said, ' Um, actually...' but the whole experience was pretty invalidating.
It was the first time I felt like I was masquerading as straight." "Every single day there is at least one, and usually more than one, instance where my corporeal reality is negated by friends, acquaintances, colleagues, strangers.
'" "I think the weirdest thing for me isn't the judgment of other people (since I just pass for straight), but the idea of what could have been.
Just before I met my current dude (4.5 years and counting), I was trading messages with a gorgeous lady vegan baker.
Often, when folks discover our sexual preferences it's met with positivity and support.
But every now and then someone will look at our relationship and assert that they are the ones who get to categorize us.
' And he said, ' Since you're asking, I'm assuming the answer isn't straight.' We had a great conversation about what being bisexual means, perceptions of it in both straight and gay culture, and what it means for me personally.
His only real questions were if his dad knew (yes) and if his brother knew (no).
One of the reasons I waited so long was that as a fly-on-the-wall 'straight' woman, I heard so much bullshit against bi people from other queer folks that I felt completely unwelcome in the queer community. Now we understand one another.'" "I actually just came out to my youngest son a few weeks ago.
Shortly before I married my husband, I finally left Christianity behind, for many reasons. I was finally able to think about who I really am and what I really believe without some old white guy telling me the 'right' answers and condemning me for any deviance. Part of this was learning that I'm not straight.
I realized that I was falling in love with one of my female friends (who is also bisexual).
But on the other side of the coin, it makes me sad that I even need to hide or worry about these things." "I have avoided telling my queer friends that I am in a relationship with a man.
It's like coming out all over again and I've experienced resistance against it.