The Advocate Magazine asked 27 bisexuals these four questions. Click through each question to see all the responses: 

  1. What’s the biggest misconception you face about your current relationship?
  2. When did you come out as bisexual?
  3. If a bisexual person is in a relationship, why is it important they are still labeled as bisexual?
  4. What do you want people to know about your sexuality?

#27BiStories: Why a Bisexual’s Sexual Orientation Is Still Important Even If They’re in a Relationship

For many bisexuals, there’s an added stress to being in a relationship: the need to keep coming out and then often explain their sexuality to new groups of people. Some bisexuals in opposite-gender relationships may feel alienated in queer spaces while those in same-gender relationships may feel defensive about whether their sexual orientation is being fully acknowledged.

#27BiStories features people in all types of relationships: polyamorous, monogamous, married, and coupled up but without a label, yet one thing is the same — their bisexuality. So when a person is in a relationship of any kind, does their sexual orientation still matter? It certainly does. 

All this week we will be highlighting #27BiStories from bisexual Advocate journalist Eliel Cruz with graphics by Trivo Studio