United States

Hi, I‘m Alex. I am Bisexual.

I live in Florida with my family. I enjoy playing soccer and being in the marching band, my hobbies include reading, writing, baking, and spending time with friends. I'm in my sophomore year of high school, and I plan on going to school to be a veterinarian.

What being bisexual means to me

It's just a part of who I am, and I've learned to accept it. I like both boys and girls, and that's ok.

What I would like the world to know about bisexuals

We're people just like you, and who we love shouldn't be a big deal.

What was your path to a bisexual identity?

I started realizing in the 6th grade that I was attracted to girls as well as boys, and I thought there was something wrong with me so I just stuck with dating guys because that's what was 'normal'. I found out what bisexuality was about a year ago, and it clicked.

What is the toughest thing about being bisexual?

Rejection from close friends when they can't accept who I am or that it's not a choice.

What is the best thing about being bisexual?

Being myself.

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

Out of the few people I've felt safe enough to come out to, most have been accepting and don't think it's a big deal, but a couple people reacted very badly, and it was a bit hard to handle.

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

I am in the process of coming out myself, so I would say that there's no need to rush into any situation or feel that you're lying to people by not coming out. It's your choice and if you don't feel safe doing so, that's completely fine.