United States

Hi, I‘m DANIELLE. I am Bisexual.

I love scifi and video games. I enjoy art and helping people. Was raised in a very religious home and from an ultra conservative family/area.

What being bisexual means to me

I don't really know other than I like who I like just as anyone else does. I find beauty in more than just one or two genders . I don't know why it is confusing and or wrong to most.

What I would like the world to know about bisexuals

We are people whose love is more inclusive than exclusive. No better or worse than any other type of people. However it doesn't mean that we will cheat more or like everyone.

What was your path to a bisexual identity?

I have always found women attractive but kept it a personal secret most my life for fear of safety and rejection. It wasn't until later in life do I feel feed up and tired of lying to myself and slowly others am I coming out. It feels great and sad and lonely all at once.

What is the toughest thing about being bisexual?

There isn't much support here and I would love to have someone else near who just knows and understands. Even the most supportive people in my life are coming up with really stupid and hurtfull responses.

What is the best thing about being bisexual?

I don't know since I have honestly never been anything else to be able to compare. But maybe more understanding.

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

My family doesn't know if they did we wouldn't be a family anymore. My finance seems to be confused about it. Trying to talk to me just like a guy or the one butch friend he had in high school. Keeps bring up threesomes and afraid I'll leave to be a "full blown lesbian". One friend is supportive but now lives in another part of the state and too busy to talk.

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

Don't lie to yourself and your not evil.