United States

Hi, I‘m Bri. I am Bisexual.

I live in Tennessee, but have lived all over the United States. I love to write poetry, study languages, religion, history, and culture. My biggest hobbies are reading, video games, and watching Doctor Who and Star Wars. I consider myself a nerd. Currently, I am a student going for my associates degree; I plan on getting my Master as well. I am not sure what I want to major in yet. My passions include veganism, feminism (equality for all), as well as social justice.

What being bisexual means to me

It is part of who I am. I believe that bisexuality means we are only human who happened to like different genders.

What I would like the world to know about bisexuals

Dear World: It is not "just a phase". I have known I liked the same sex since as far as I can recall. I don't choose to be like this, nor do other people. We aren't more liable to cheat. We can be monogamous. Also, we don't have more options. Bisexuals have their own tastes just like straight people and others do. Most importantly, men aren't gross when they like other men.

What was your path to a bisexual identity?

I recall I had crushes on girls when I was younger. I tried to deny it due to fellow Christians telling me I was wrong. But I finally accepted it as a young adult, and my parents know and don't judge me.

What is the toughest thing about being bisexual?

I think the toughest thing about bisexuality is not being taken seriously. My father doesn't believe me I think.

What is the best thing about being bisexual?

The best thing about being bi is helping people learn that not everyone is the same. The LGBTQIplus community is all encompassing and I have meant many great people with it.

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

You get a lot of men who think they can have threesomes with you and their bi-curious girlfriend. Then you have others who just accept you for who you are. My mother said she already knew, and my dad says that it doesn't make any sense. But he still lives 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?

Be true to who you are. Don't let anyone or anything stop you. Some people will overreact or be grossed out, but many people are loving and kind.