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Hi, I‘m Charles. I am Bisexual.

Hey, I'm Chuck. I live in Florida: South Florida, which is basically another state all its own. I am studying to become a forensic scientist. I want to be one that is known around the world as the best forensic scientist ever. I love to read and I have a passion for writing, even though I don't always do as much writing as I should. I love to read fantasy and comedy. I even read the occasional romance novel, trashy or otherwise. I am a huge fan of Doctor Who and Sense8, as well as Steven Universe, plus a bunch of other shows.

What being bisexual means to me

What being bisexual means to me is that I am open to love. It means, as a person, I can understand the pain of not knowing why you suddenly have feelings for that one guy, or girl, or whoever. It means that, while my bisexuality is a huge part of me, it isn't what defines me. It certainly isn't the most interesting thing about me.

What I would like the world to know about bisexuals

That the "B" in LGBTQ+ means BISEXUAL! It doesn't mean beans and it doesn't mean bees. We exist. We are not mythical creatures made of fire and rage; we are regular human beings...made of fire and rage. We need to be more visible.

What was your path to a bisexual identity?

What brought my bisexuality to the surface, I guess, was my middle school best friend. I didn't know what was happening to me, but all of a sudden I would start to feel sad when he wasn't in school. If he did show up, it felt like my entire day was going to be good. One day, I don't know if it was the sunlight or what, I looked at him and had this moment of clarity that made me panicked and scared and just terrified. Eventually, we actually started dating and almost got married, but it didn't happen.

What is the toughest thing about being bisexual?

The toughest thing about being bisexual is my friends calling me gay, despite the fact that I am bisexual.

The feeling of hopelessness you get whenever a TV show character starts dating someone of the same sex, and then all of a sudden they are gay, 100%.

What is the best thing about being bisexual?

When you are bisexual, you find some of the coolest friends you ever got to meet. You will be able to find out who your real friends are. You have double the chance at finding love. Bisexuals are the best kissers. And, the super powers, of course*!

*Bisexuals do not actually have super powers...well, some of us do.

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

Honestly, just go about your life. You will figure out what you are in time. You don't have to put a label on yourself. Just let your heart, or your body, lead you to where it wants to go. Just enjoy life and don't screw anyone over.