So while I was at Pride today, I took part in a project called the Bi+ Story Project. Essentially, the project is trying to urge more studies on sexualities besides homo- and heterosexuality—bisexuality, pansexuality, etc. There’s almost nothing out there. And part of it was to ask for people to share their stories in a “booth” type thing, explaining their story—about coming out, about realizing who they were, etc.
It was a really moving experience for me, and the lady running the booth was very kind. I just hope that my testimony will be of use to her project.
For years I thought something was wrong with me. I thought that because I found both girls AND boys (and, now that I’ve been educated to know of their existence, non-binary genders as well) attractive that I “couldn’t make my mind up”, and that I needed to make a “choice” about whether I was gay or straight. There needs to be more research done on this—and more importantly, there needs to be more education about it. In school, I only ever heard about heterosexuality; and through pop culture, I learned about homosexuality. But never anything else.
For years I thought I was broken. And I don’t want anyone to ever feel like that.