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Hi, I‘m Bailey. I am Bisexual.

I love drawing, painting, and sculpting. I live in Colorado and I absolutely adore watching hockey even though I can’t skate to save my life. I love SFX makeup and am hoping to get a scholarship to Cinema Effects Makeup School.

What being bisexual means to me

Being bisexual, to me, means that I am attracted to both genders. Though I like both genders, I am still a person.

What I would like the world to know about bisexuals

People are bisexual. We are not confused. We are not gay and we are not straight. We shouldn’t have to choose to be gay or straight either. We are people too, and we deserve to be treated that way.

What was your path to a bisexual identity?

I always knew I was different. When guys would only talk about girls and girls would only talk about guys, I wanted to talk about both, but I didn’t. I knew I was attracted to both genders since elementary school and finally found a name for it when I was nine years old. Then, I finally had a label… I finally had something that made me feel like I belonged somewhere.

What is the toughest thing about being bisexual?

The toughest thing about being bisexual has got to be trying to find acceptance.

What is the best thing about being bisexual?

I think the best thing about being bisexual is when you do find someone who accepts you, and when you do find someone to have a relationship with, it is incredible and you have a different bond than most people.

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

I am closeted with my family because they are homophobic, but my friends know. Some of my “friends” left me and others stayed and didn’t treat me any differently. When I came out to my friends, I found out really fast who the real ones were.

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

Don’t be ashamed for being who you are. Don’t be ashamed for liking who you like. You don’t have to be straight or gay, you can just be you. If people don’t accept it, it’s their loss. What gender you like doesn’t define who you are and it shouldn’t change how others see you. Be proud of who you are.