Hi, I‘m Beatrix. I am Bisexual.

My name is Beatrix and I live in Slovakia, I'm 23 years old. I like to read, travel, listening to a music, watch movies and mostly taking photographs. I'm a receptionist in a hotel.

What being bisexual means to me

It means, that I'm a human. And as a human who happens to be a bisexual, I still can love someone regardless of their gender.

What I would like the world to know about bisexuals

We are human. We also have hobbies and lives you don't know about. Bisexuality is not about having threesomes all the time and having sex with everyone. It's about loving someone and you don't see their gender, just the person and their personality.

What was your path to a bisexual identity?

Well, I came out as gay at age 16.
I didn't really know what bisexuality is that's why I came out as gay. But through the years I've always had that feeling like "damn, I don't feel good in my own skin with this identity."
It was a long path, but it worth it. I came out a few months ago as Bi. It was hard, because I heard a lot of nasty things from straight people but also from gay people about bisexuals. I felt ashamed I guess? Yes I was kinda ashamed. I really don't understand why gay people invalidate bisexuals. We are valid, we exist and I'm not confused!
But I realized that if people accepted me as a gay, then they should accept me as Bi, too.

What is the toughest thing about being bisexual?

That people ask me a looot of stupid questions. That people invalidate you, because they think that it's a phase and eventually I will choose one gender. Bitch, being gay or straight was a phase for me.

What is the best thing about being bisexual?

You can love someone regardless of their gender. I see a person and personality not a gender.

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

I came out to just few people yet. One of them told me that she knew that I'm bi. The others were okay with it. The hardest part will be to coming out to my mom. Ew.

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

Be yourself. That simple. Don't take any shit from other people. It's YOUR identity, not theirs. They have no right to judge you or invalidate you. You are valid as much as straight and gay people.