United States

Hi, I‘m E. Rose. I am Bisexual.

I am eighteen years old as I publish this profile. Maybe I'll come back and edit it when I'm older. I am the oldest of three; I have two younger brothers. My favorite hobbies are reading and writing; I hope to one day be a high school English teacher. My favorite colors are purple and orange. I've been taking piano lessons going on four years. I've enjoyed composing a few piano pieces, as well. In short, I'm just the average teenager who loves life and wants to make a positive difference in the world.

What being bisexual means to me

I am a girl who is attracted to both sexes. I don't prefer one gender over the other. However, I possess a strong distaste for hyper-masculinity. I like a blend of both femininity and masculinity in a person, or just femininity alone.

What I would like the world to know about bisexuals

Bisexuals do exist. We are not fake, lying, or in denial about our true sexuality/sexual orientation.

What is the toughest thing about being bisexual?

The toughest part for me is where I live. Living in the Deep South with Southern Baptist parents is a challenge. But, my Christian faith helps me endure a lot of hardships.

I can't wait to find and belong to a church where LGBT individuals are fully welcomed and treated as regular people.

What is the best thing about being bisexual?

I love the options I have! I am saving myself for someone who is also Christian and will love me unconditionally. Faith and spirituality are major in my life. My prayer is that my future spouse will share the same values, sticking with me through thick and thin. Who doesn't want that in a relationship/marriage?

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

Fortunately, I have a small circle that is there for me no matter what. Jesus, of course, is the only one who has never disappointed me!

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

Think about it. Pray about it. Never doubt your instincts! That's my advice in a nutshell. The process of coming out is different for everybody. The worst thing is keeping everything bottled inside, but choose carefully whom you tell. I, myself, am not out to everyone. Remember, above all, that you are not alone in any struggles you are having. God created you in His image and He loves you just as He made you.