Hi, I‘m Jan. I am Bisexual.

I'm basically your run of the mill quirkyalone bookworm with a passion for literature, humour, and people with an open mind. I live in Copenhagen, I'm single, I don't smoke, don't drink alchohol, don't do drugs, don't eat. At least some of those are actually true. I'm politically interested and active. I'm passionate about and fight for LGBT rights and causes - and human rights in general. I'm a member of a Danish leftwing political party and interested in global politics in general. I try to keep fit by spinning (you know, the indoor cycling thing) and swimming. Philosophy and history are also major interests of mine, as are Playstation 4 gaming and extremely nerdy computer sessions. I'm into most kinds of music. Classical music and oprea are, however, particular favorites.

What being bisexual means to me

Being bisexual is a part of me. My sexuality is not my identity, but one of the things that make up this one particular human being. Being bisexual means that I am physically attracted to men and women. Sometimes it feels like I'm more attracted to men, other times it's women. In the end it's the individual I fall in love with, not their gender.

What I would like the world to know about bisexuals

That bisexuality is not another word for confusion. Bisexual is not a form of gay-light.

What was your path to a bisexual identity?

I hit puberty and was pretty sure I was straight. Some encounters with men and boy of my own age changed that. Later in life I called myself gay, even though I still was attracted to women. In recent years I've come to the conclusion that I'm bisexual and have been all along.

What is the toughest thing about being bisexual?

Misunderstandings and the occasional feeling of being looked down at and discriminated, by straights and gays alike.

What is the best thing about being bisexual?

Well, basically there are twice as many people to choose from ;-)

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

Trust your feelings. Do not try to press your attraction to either men or women in order to belong to whatever group you feel your surroundings would accept.