I’m not straight.
Except people always think I am until I tell them which,
…Unless you look at my friends
In which case we have a token straight
and even then I’m not so sure.
But people always assume
See once I showed this friend a love poem
Which was about a girl.
And my friend, she read it and said
“I really like the way you bought his voice across.”
And I stopped confused and thought and realised
She thought I was writing from a boy’s point of view.
Is about lesbians.
I’m not a lesbian either.
And people always assume I am,
When I tell them I’m not straight.
Which I guess
Seeing as homosexuality is the second most known sexuality but.
It would just be nice not to be on the end of an assumptions.
Because it kinda sucks when you come out to someone
And then you STILL have to clarify.
That sometimes months down the line you have to say
“Can you stop introducing me as ‘your lesbian friend’ because I’m not?”
And they look at you and say “But you told me you weren’t straight?”
“Then… what are you”
And you have to repress the comment about being an alien sleeper agent helping to take over the world so you can reply with
“I’m bisexual, darling.”
But EVEN THEN they still don’t get it!
See when I told my mum she said
“Well we always knew you’d be a bit eccentric.”
And my cousins call me greedy
And my uncle once asked
“You’re not one of those lesbos are you?”
I just replied with
“No but my girlfriend is.”
And I know that not everyone in this community makes their sexuality such a huge part of their identity but
A lot of us do.
Because its a part of us.
Its what we are.
And when you grow up being told that what you are is wrong,
Or when you grow up thinking that what you is
Fine for other people! just… not for you…
Or when you grow up not even knowing that what you are is a thing that exists.
I’m not straight.
I’m not gay either.
I’m bisexual and NO!
Random boy I just met in a pub,
That does not mean I’ll have a threesome with you.
— Let’s Get One Thing Straight, I’m Not (Pink Purple and Blue)