United States

Hi, I‘m Michael. I am Bisexual.

Hey I just realized this was a separate site from the Facebook page that I liked well over 3 years ago. I live in Virginia Beach, Virginia and I'm into most of the things a person would be into when they've always lived by an ocean. Surfing has been a life long passion for me since the age of 4 and the only thing I've ever done on a consistent basis for the duration of my existence thus far. I'm kind of a nerd and a really big history geek. While my friends travel to exotic locations for vacation I'd rather visit a battlefield; yes it's that bad.

What being bisexual means to me

It means being myself and realizing that the only person who's acceptance I've ever needed is my own.

What I would like the world to know about bisexuals

I'm not a superhero that morphs from one sexual orientation to the other based simply on whom I'm dating. I'm always bisexual and my life isn't as exciting as so many think it is.

What was your path to a bisexual identity?

I've known most of my life and the path has been long and difficult. I elaborate later.

What is the toughest thing about being bisexual?

Preconceived notions and judgmental attitudes.

What is the best thing about being bisexual?

Because of my own experience I've learned how to be empathetic and to never judge someone on superficial reasons alone.

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

Mostly positive with the exception of my family.

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

People will accept you or they won't. Plain and simple. If they don't accept you than you've rid yourself of someone you didn't need in your life in the first place.