As many of you may know, June is Pride month. As many of you may not know, I’m bisexual. 🙂
I want to write a post explaining my ‘coming out’ (to be honest, I hate this term…) story as I love reading other people’s. I also found hearing people’s coming out stories massively comforting and inspiring to me before I had come out myself.
So,since I was around 10 years old (yep! young, I know) I’ve always been confused about my sexuality. I had a feeling I was attracted to girls as well as boys but I basically pushed it to the back of my mind as I really didn’t want to be attracted to girls. However, I just couldn’t stop wondering why I had this attraction to girls and whether it was ‘normal’ or not. I’ve always liked guys a bit more than girls, so I couldn’t really figure out if I was straight or bisexual.
As the years went on, I realised at around 14 years old that I was probably bisexual. Whilst I knew this was nothing to be ashamed of, the thought of admitting this to anyone whilst in high school surrounded by judgemental people absolutely terrified me, especially considering I had an awful high school experience from year 7-9 anyway. Therefore, I decided to keep this discovery a secret until I left high school. I told absolutely no-one!
Fast-forward to college, I was around 17 years old when I met a girl who became my (now ex) girlfriend. We posted the relationship onto Facebook and other social medias and the response was amazing! Everyone was so supportive, especially my family and friends. It made me realise there really was no reason for me to have gotten worked up for all these years. It felt like the biggest relief to get it off my chest and get on with my life.
The reality is, no-one cares enough to have an issue with your sexuality. If people do have a problem with it, they clearly lead a very, sad boring life and have a mind so small it’s not even worth considering their thoughts and opinions! 🙂
I really hope this post could help some of my younger viewers or even my older ones who are confused about their sexuality or maybe still ‘in the closet’ (I hate that term too, for God sake! Haha) There’s absolutely nothing to be ashamed of and no-one has any right to choose your sexuality for you or judge you on it. It’s YOUR sexuality – own it!
Lots of love,
2 thoughts on “Pride Month – My ‘Coming Out’ Story”
I enjoyed reading this. It made me think about how we psych ourselves out of things, fearing the worst possible outcome. Then, when we finally take the leap, we realize it was, mostly, in our heads. I don’t necessarily like the term coming out either. When I think about it no one else says, “Hello world, I am a girl and I love this guy. So, deal with it”. So, I don’t think anyone should have to justify who they love regardless of differences or similarities. Great story!
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I agree! I don’t think it’s right that straight is seen as the default sexuality in society x