Hi, I‘m L. I am Bisexual.

I try to work in industries that benefit me more than a paycheque. I enjoy my current career in the water treatment sector and how it allows me to positively impact the people I serve. I keep active by getting outside and walking/hiking/backpacking. I'm a bit of a science nerd. I used to say i was scisexual as I have a thing for sciency/intelligent people. I live in Edmonton, Alberta. I've served in the Canadian military.

What being bisexual means to me

To me, it is the ability to be attracted to people of my gender and that of other genders. It could be sexual, or emotional.

What I would like the world to know about bisexuals

We're just people. We exist. We get forgotten about a lot. Do not be afraid to be with us.

What was your path to a bisexual identity?

I repressed it in myself until that last few years. I came out to my fiancee about a year before our marriage when I knew for sure. I came out publicly the fall after our marriage and have been very open about it ever since.

What is the toughest thing about being bisexual?

People seem to assume I'm either straight as I do not seem feminine. Or, the assume I'm gay because I am also attracted to men.
Constantly coming out or explaining a comment that was overheard.

What is the best thing about being bisexual?

All the superpowers hahaha.
Being out has been one of the most feeing and has greatly improved my mental health.

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

Mainly positive.
A lot of people I work with have really opened up to me since I came out. It has led to some great and educational conversations.

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

You're not alone!
Explore, experiment, and never rush.
Be safe.
Be patient with yourself and others.