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“This Doesn’t Count,” And Other Ways People Invalidate My Bisexuality

The following is quoted from the original article linked below. Commentary and emphasis are mine.
“This Doesn’t Count,” And Other Ways People Invalidate My Bisexuality

This doesn’t count, I would think as my heart thundered in my chest. This doesn’t count, I would tell myself as my lungs caught tight. This doesn’t count, I would tell myself, even as my hips shifted restlessly and my skin felt like fire. Why doesn’t this count?

If I had never realized that I am bisexual, had never even considered it as an option, I wonder if it would have been easier for me. Not easier on a wider scale, of course, not discrimination-wise, safety-wise, legal-marriage-wise. Just as far as knowing myself and where I fit.

My first kiss was real, and so am I.

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