United States

Hi, I‘m Lyss. I am Bisexual.

I am a senior at Georgia State University Honors College and I will graduate with a dual degree in Neuroscience and Religious Studies in 2017. I enjoy playing tennis Savoie, clarinet and piano to help support my school's trans and to de-stress. I am also an avid video game player and can beat just about anyone in Mario Kart (any version, I dare you).

What being bisexual means to me

Right now it means that I have to hide most of my sexuality from my family. Thankfully my boyfriend is very open and accepting of who I am, so I am comfortable for now.

What I would like the world to know about bisexuals

We are just like anyone else! We are not more likely to cheat on you or be unfaithful in the future (I consider myself to be a serial monogamist). Your genetalia simply aren't a huge deciding factor for us if we are interested in a hook-up/ relationship/ etc.

What was your path to a bisexual identity?

It was scary at first. I cried a lot when I first came out to my uncles (who just so happen to be gay), but I know that it does not change who I am as a person, so until I can come out completely to those close to me I am fine keeping this part of me in the shadows at home.

What is the toughest thing about being bisexual?

People always ask for threesomes. It's annoying, and frankly, I don't appreciate people trying to use me for my sexuality.

What is the best thing about being bisexual?

This community is one of the most caring groups I have ever known. Since people understand what it's like to be outside the norm, they are less likely to criticize and more likely to welcome anyone with open arms.