United States

Hi, I‘m Liam. I am Bisexual.

Hi there! I am a recent high school graduate and student at Oberlin College. I am passionate about a lot of things: writing, literature, theater, music, anthropology, and history. My dream has always been to become a writer, specifically a world-renowned novelist, but at the moment I'm just focusing on exploring my diverse interests and taking advantage of whatever opportunities arise! I want to travel and engage with people, and inspire fresh perspectives. I write a blog, AMERICAN INSOMNIA, which analyzes divisive contemporary issues in the United States.

What being bisexual means to me

As a young man still in the midst of his exploring the nuances of his identity, I must admit that I have not fully fleshed out what being bisexual means to me yet. I will say that I don't believe it's so different from being straight or gay; some people say that being bi gives you more options, a bigger slice of the erotic pie, perhaps...but in my experience, I'm probably as selective as the average heterosexual or homosexual individual, and that in the end, it's the particulars of the person that matter.

What I would like the world to know about bisexuals

Bisexuals exist, but everybody is not bisexual. Bisexuality is not a concrete identity, and it is not an absolute prescription for sexual behavior or desire; bisexuals may regularly engage with intercourse with both sexes, or may be in a committed monogamous relationship but still acknowledge their potential to be attracted to both sexes. Bisexuality is an identity one chooses because they feel it best fits the way they experience their sexuality, and nobody has any business either denying an individual the right to claim a bisexual identity or forcing a bisexual identity on someone. Bisexuality is not a chic marker of alternative cachet; it is a legitimate and vibrant part of the spectrum of human sexuality, and should be celebrated as such.