Male

Bisexual

Netherlands



Hi, I‘m Nop. I am Bisexual.

I am a man living in the exiting city of Amsterdam. I am an historian. Brazilianist, human rights activist, and father of three wonderful daughters. I am in love with the Portuguese language.

What being bisexual means to me

Just being myself.

What I would like the world to know about bisexuals

Please, let us be ourselves!!!!!!

What was your path to a bisexual identity?

Being raised in a conservative Roman Catholic family, my sexual identity was suppressed systematically by both my father and grandfather because I am the eldest of the eldest man within that family. I have lived in the closet for almost fifty years, being cut off of my true feelings towards life itself. Five years ago, I recognized my true nature while having a good conversation with a dear friend. I divorced with my wife, and now living on my own in Amsterdam, I experience myself coming to full blossom. I am alive again after a lifetime of depressive feelings and constant fears.

What is the toughest thing about being bisexual?

To be accepted in my sexuality by both my hetero- and homosexual friends.

What is the best thing about being bisexual?

The freedom of fully accepting my female side, while still being a man.

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

Actually, very positively, except by my homosexual friends.

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

Go for it!