"I didn’t even know bisexuality existed for most of my life. I grew up thinking girls are supposed to like boys, and I do, so I must be straight, right? Even though I sometimes like girls, too? Eventually I realized I was bisexual. When I was engaged to a man. Thinking it would last forever, I gave up on the idea of ever being with a woman. I accepted this. Now, we are divorced. I can finally do what I never thought I would be able to do. What I have waited so long for. But I am finding myself gravitating towards men. Not because I don’t want women anymore, but because I don’t know how to deal with this part of myself. I am 28 years old, and every relationship and sexual encounter I have ever had has been with a man. I want to change this, but I don’t know how. I am scared I will settle down with a man and never know what it is like to be with a woman."
[image: drawing of two hands. text: “about nine months ago, i finally got together with my best friend, the girl of my dreams. my mom has been very supportive, and warned us about discrimination or bigotry from strangers, etc. so far we have received no negative feedback from strangers whatsoever. the problem is, all our friends (including my older sister) don’t seem to be too happy about it. they ignore us, glare at us, won’t look at us, avoid us. they aren’t supportive at all and it makes us so sad. that’s what friends and family are for, right? they’re supposed to be happy for us because we’re both finally happy. it’s not fair.”]
[Image: Silhouette of two girls kissing]
[Text: My younger sisters adore love stories. ♥ But they can’t understand how two people of the same gender can love one another. When I told them about my lesbian friends, all they would say was “that’s so gross!”. Even when I showed them a picture of our uncle and his partner and explained that they love each other, they wanted to know why they couldn’t “just be friends instead.” So how do I tell my family about my girlfriend?]
[Image: Transgender flag.
Text: “Iam a trans* guy.
I never thought much of my dysphoria.
I thought I was just one of those girls with image problems.
And then I realized the image problems I was having were because I was uncomfortable in my own skin.
I used to go to sleep crying because I couldn’t figure out what was wrong with me and now I know…
The problem isn’t me, but the body I was given.
(Now how do I come out? :/ )”
Black text on lipstick lesbian flag background, text reads: I don’t know what to call myself anymore. I came out to someone as a panromantic heterosexual, but sometimes I’m really into girls and some days I prefer guys, and I’ve never been sexually attracted to a woman, only romantically, but I feel a strong pull towards the gay-lesbian-bi labels. I’m really into a guy right now, so I can’t call myself a lesbian. No label feels just right.
Image: top of a feminine person’s head looking up, behind them a chalkboard covered in white question marks.
Text:”I’m bi/pan but have only had girlfriends so far. Now a guy whom I sometimes see at work is flirting with me and I’m scared, I don’t know what to do. It’s not that I’m not attracted to him, but it’s different (so far I’ve got to know my girlfriends pretty well before dating, I don’t know how this would develop), and I just don’t know what it’d be like to be in a relationship with a guy. I don’t want to find out that it doesn’t feel right only to hurt him, because he’s a nice guy. I’ve had good experiences so far with women and what if there’s something missing (e.g. lots of cuddles)? A friend at work keeps saying that she thinks he’s going to ask me out and I’m so unsure as to what to do. I feel so clueless… Am I just reading into stereotypes?”
[image: depressed girl in black background.Text: I was by her side on the worst day of her life. She was by my side on the worst day of my life. We’ve been friends for so long. She doesn’t know I like her. She’s dated 3 people since her worst day. I dated none. She knows I’m pansexual. I know she’s a lesbian. But she doesn’t know or doesn’t care. I’m madly in love with her.]