United States

Hi, I‘m Joshua. I am Bisexual.

So, I'm Josh. I'm a truck driver from Oklahoma City, OK. I enjoy writing, gaming, music, concerts, theater, and festivals. I have family and friends all over the U.S. As of this writing, I'm engaged to be married. I lift weights to stay in shape. I'm kind of a beer snob.

What being bisexual means to me

Bisexuality is just who I am. I've know I fancied lads and lasses alike since I was a child, but it took decades before I was comfortable with the word bisexual.

What I would like the world to know about bisexuals

That we exist.

What was your path to a bisexual identity?

I spent most of my youth in the closet. I grew up in a blue collar southern suburb where it wasn't acceptable to be anything other than straight, so whenever I found a guy I was attracted to, our encounters were limited to the discreet and purely sexual variety. In my early thirties, I finally found myself in a social situation where I felt comfortable openly identifying as bi. After that, I started coming out to a few of my closer friends, and finally coming out publicly.

What is the toughest thing about being bisexual?

I guess I would have to say the toughest thing is trying to connect to the larger LGBT community. I don't feel like a lot of LGBT people see me as one of them, especially when I'm in a hetero relationship.

What is the best thing about being bisexual?

I'm not sure how honestly I should answer this question.

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

People have reacted surprisingly positively. I came out in a social climate of acceptance.

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

If you think you're bi, there's a pretty good chance that you're right. Coming out won't be as hard as you think.