Hi, I‘m Carl. I am Bisexual. I live in North Central Pennsylvania in a very rural area. I have a MAMFT and am in private practice with an emphasis on helping veterans and their families. I love to build and ride motorcycles and I do identify myself as a Christian whose faith is very important to me.
What being bisexual means to meI will say that identifying as bisexual is new to me but does not mean that I have just become a bisexual male. I have always been but have been denying it my entire life. At this point I feel a strong sexual attraction to males though I am and have been married for 30 years. My wife is very aware of my desires and is supportive emotionally, practically, and psychologically. She understands the needs that I have now acknowledged.
What I would like the world to know about bisexualsHumanity is comprised of individuals and each are special and wonderful in design. We cannot limit through sexual labels that do little more than ostracize people.
What was your path to a bisexual identity?It has been through a series of rising up and denying the sexual desires that would ebb and flow but was consistently there. Once I developed enough courage to have a conversation with my wife it was as if I was freed of a great weight.
What is the toughest thing about being bisexual?The lack of acceptance throughout my community. I am required to live a life that is not authentic and forces me to alter who I present to the world.
How have other people in your life reacted to your bisexuality?My wife is the only one who knows and she was very supportive and honestly is very excited by the reality that I am being fully honest with her and myself.