Having President Obama in office, someone who vehemently and passionately believes in equality and fairness, told me that we were moving forward. It confirmed what I’d always believed – that the side of equal rights is the right side.
They should not love us in spite of our bisexuality, but rather they should love us, and the identities that come with us, wholly.
When I’m dating a man I can feel myself clinging to parts of LGBT culture harder than when I’m with a woman. Pride festivals become even more empowering than they were before. LGBT clubs feel like even more of a haven. Hell, I even find myself clinging harder to shows and books that feature queer characters.
We will fight for and alongside each other when the time comes. But right now, it’s okay to mourn. It’s okay to not be okay.