An appreciation post for all bisexuals that fit some sort of a bi stereotype. Polyamorous? Prefer the opossite gender? Like sex? Wonderful! We’re lucky to have you in the community, and you’re not a “bad bisexual” for staying true to who you are.
I encourage you to write what stereotype you fit, if you fit any, and let’s celebrate it. (Do this in tags, replies or as a reblog, up to you.)
Just a reminder that every bisexual is a valid member of the LGBTQ+ community, regardless of their experience, preference or sexual history.
Just a friendly reminder everyone’s self-discovery journey is different, and one person’s experience doesn’t invalidate another person’s experience.
We’re all different, so our journeys can’t look the same.
Hey, friendly reminder that your attraction to people who aren’t the same gender as you is just as valid as your same gender attraction. You are bi, and that means you’re allowed to be exactly that: bi. You’re still 100% valid and you still belong in the LGBTQ+ community despite not being exclusively attracted to people of the same gender.
Remember that you’re still a completely valid bi person even if you’re not out of the closet, even if you’re struggling with internalized biphobia, even if you’re still questioning, even if you’re doubting your bisexuality from time to time: you’re all valid, and nothing can keep you from being a part of this community.
Remember that it’s really common for us bisexuals to have doubts about whether we’re REALLY bi or not: Flipping from “Am I just straight?” one day to “Maybe I’m actually gay” the other, for example. You’re not alone in this. However, having these doubts is the most bi thing ever! The way I see it, wondering if you suddenly feel exclusively attracted to one gender, and then thinking you’re exclusively attracted to another, just proves that you like more than one gender!
(P.S.: This isn’t meant to invalidate the questioning of anyone who is exclusively attracted to one gender in any way, but as a reassurance to bi people who experience this!)
Reminder that you are IN NO WAY predatory for feeling attracted to the same gender. Your attraction is normal and pure and beautiful. You’re not harming anyone by feeling it.
hi! if you’re questioning if you’re bi or not, there’s always a bi community for you! we’ve all had days, or months or even years of wondering if we’re gay, or straight, or if one label fits or another one does. figuring yourself out takes time and this community here to help you out!
Sometimes it feels like you’re all alone in the world, but remember that there truly are a lot of wonderful allies in the LGBTQ+ community. There’s a lot of bi erasure and biphobia out there, too, but things are getting better. Hang in there.
Here are some great solidarity blogs (and otherwise lovely LGBTQ+ blogs) that I suggest! Get that positivity:
(Some of these I don’t follow/haven’t been following for a long time, so please, do let me know if there’s anything problematic I should know about =))
– Mod Elena 🌻
Remember that coming out is a personal thing and there’s no right or wrong way to come out. You’re the only person who has a say in how you do it, when you do it, or if you do come out at all. The only thing that matters is if you feel ready and safe.