New Zealand

Hi, I‘m Kayla. I am Bisexual.

Hi I'm Kayla I'm 19 from new Zealand and I'm openly bisexual I love arts craft bmx NBA NRL etc I'm a tomboy and a gamergirl and a huge animal lover since the age of 1 I've had heaps of pets I also love concerts gigs etc anime manga comics and marvel and DC I have 1 tattoo so far and 2 piercings I'm hoping to get a bi pride tattoo and a tongue piercing in the future sometime as well as another tattoo i am outgoing and friendly too most people that i meet and my family and partner im half rarotongan and half irish and a huge activist for lgbt+ rights i go to events every year and i also have a bisexual mum and stepdad and two lesbian auntys.

What being bisexual means to me

Being bisexual means a lot to me because not only cause I am bisexual but cause we need the same as everyone else in this world freedom love and respect and we will keep fighting till we have that we are a wonderful community as is the rest of the lgbt+ community and we are not the type to back down till everyone is equal and supportive of us.

What I would like the world to know about bisexuals

The world needs to know that us bisexuals ate valid we are not objects we do exist and we are people we just need to be treated like everyone else and we don't deserve hatred we are strong together and we are becoming more and more visible day by day and we do not deserve hurtful comments that effect nog only us but our family's and other lgbt+people so we will stand up and fight for equality

What was your path to a bisexual identity?

I knew from the day I was born that I was bisexual but it wasent till I was eleven that I actually came out to my then two crushes who were quite accepting from there I met my first ever partner who I came out to and he kind of didn't know what to say but shortly after that we unfortunately broke up and I gain enough courage to tell my parents that I was bisexual and the rest of my family who are very supportive and accepting and I finally met the girl of my dreams Phoenix who came out to me as openly lesbian and we both accept each other and have been together for about 13days now love her to bits

What is the toughest thing about being bisexual?

The toughest thing about being bisexual is knowing not everyone is going to accept you for who you truely are because of their beliefs religion etc but you can not let them stop you from enjoying life the way you want to

What is the best thing about being bisexual?

The best thing about being bisexual is having a lot of people from around the world to talk to meeting others like yourself that are their for you in the good times and the bad and that love you for you and are not judgemental also I love having the supportive family that I have as some people don't have that in their life which is heartbreaking

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

Others in my life have been great with my sexuality and most of them are very accepting and happy fog me my family has been to 2pride parades with me and really enjoyed themselves I've only had one person who didn't like the fact I'm bi due to his beliefs but I'm not letting that get me down its just life and these things happen

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

Take time to think things through and when you feel ready consider talking tk someone you can really trust also not everyone is going to accept you however do not let that stop you from being yourself sometimes life can be difficult but you have to stay strong and keep fighting for your rights