Male

Bisexual

Spain



Hi, I‘m JONAY. I am Bisexual.

Hi! I am Jonay. I am a Spanish man and medical student. My hobbies are to watch funny videos on Facebook and Instagram, to meet up with my friends and to talk with other people.

What being bisexual means to me

As far as I am concerned, being bisexual is to be attracted to both sexes. It doesn't depend on the level you like both sexes. I am a 50/50 bi man (I am attracted to both sexes at the same level), but I know that there are bisexual people who are attracted more to one gender than another.

What I would like the world to know about bisexuals

We are ordinary people that really exist and we are attracted to both sexes (we have our own identity: we're not straight or gay people). We have been hidden, because we were one part of a straight or gay couple. Currently, we are not accepted totally in LGTB community principally, nor in the straight community. Bisexual people are fighting around the world against BIPHOBIA ( the discrimination against us). People participate in biphobia when they say bisexuality is not real or when they say, ''I think you're straight,'' or ''I think you're gay."

What was your path to a bisexual identity?

I knew I was attracted to girls since I was 6 years old and to boys since I was 12. The path was very difficult because we live in a biphobic society that divides people into straight and gay.

What is the toughest thing about being bisexual?

We are invisible and we are discriminated against. Furthermore, if you are a bisexual man, you are more discriminated against than bi women, due to the gender roles related to being a man.

What is the best thing about being bisexual?

I have more possibilities to be part of a couple.

How have other people in your life reacted to your bisexuality?

It depends on the people. All my friends accepted me, and my dad also. However, it was more difficult for my mum to accept. I have been categorized as straight or gay by several people, but I know who I am. I am happy and I don't mind what people say.

What advice do you have for someone who thinks they may be bi or who is in the process of coming out as bi?

Don't listen to the people! Don't worry! Be happy! It doesn't matter what people think! Be really proud of who you are ;)