Female

Bisexual

United States



Hi, I‘m Tyler. I am Bisexual.

I am a student athlete and A rising sophomore in college. I play for the varsity women's basketball team at my school. When I'm not in the gym I enjoy doing a variety of different arts, attending music festivals and, of course, spending time with my friends and family!

What being bisexual means to me

To me, bisexuality means I do not need to define myself based on society's labels. It means that even though I was not born straight or gay that my sexuality is not fake. It means I get to make decisions about my sexuality and that I can change my mind. It means I personally care more about a persons character than their gender. I consider myself "gender indifferent".

What I would like the world to know about bisexuals

Bisexuality can mean different things to different people.

What was your path to a bisexual identity?

I never considered being anything but straight until one girl came into my life. She made me realize that I could make the decision to date a girl even if I wasn't "born gay".

What is the toughest thing about being bisexual?

Being bisexual had a stigma behind it. For girls, people often think that it's not real because they imagine it as the two straight girls they saw kissing at a party. In contrast, bisexual guys are often just automatically labeled as gay.

What is the best thing about being bisexual?

It's very empowering!

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

Mostly supportive.

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

You can decide to try something new and it is healthy to explore. You do not need to be born knowing your sexuality. If you try something new and decide that it's not for you, you can always change your mind; it doesn't need to be a permanent decision or label.