United States

Hi, I‘m Chris. I am Bisexual.

I live in Ohio, USA and I am a bisexual atheist. I enjoy drawing, reading, and writing. I am currently in high school. I plan to go to college for two different subjects in order to get a job as a firefighter, and if I can't, I plan to go to the military. I have had mates of different genders, and I respect everyone who respects me.

What being bisexual means to me

What being bisexual means to me is if you like either gender.

What I would like the world to know about bisexuals

I want people to know that if a bisexual person dates the same, or different gender then themselves, they are not "straight", "gay", "lesbian", or anything else. If they idenify as bisexual, then they are bisexual.

What was your path to a bisexual identity?

My path to a bisexual identity was very hard. At times I felt it was better if I didn't say anything, I felt it would save me from judgement, disapproval, and unacception. At age thirteen I came out as gay, but it didn't just seem like me. I had multiple girlfriends, and boyfriends. It let me discover a whole community of people who deserve the best and up most respect. My family still doesn't accept me, but throughout the way I discovered that I'm not my birth gender of female.. but I'm male. Along the way I have developed depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorder, along with previously existing disorders and mental problems and health problems.

What is the toughest thing about being bisexual?

The toughest thing about being bisexual to me is having people mislabeling you as straight, gay, or lesbian.

What is the best thing about being bisexual?

The best thing about being bisexual to me is being attracted to any genders. You get to see the side of people straight people see, or gay/lesbian peole. You get to see how everyone lives.

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

My family - ALL of my family do not accept me and disrespect me.. but most of my friends have been so supportive.

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

My advice for being believing to be bisexual would be doing some research of other sexualities and hearing coming out stories to make it easier to accept it. My advice for people in the process of coming out as bisexual, is just to be yourself. Don't let people get you down, don't hide who you are. You are one of us, we're all a family.