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[CHAT] #BIWEEK - Awareness, acceptance and visbility!

The day that this blog goes live, the 23rd of September, marks International

Bisexual Day. It’s also a part of Bisexual Awareness Week, which was

created with the aim of achieving wider acceptance of bisexuality.

 

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I’ve identified as bisexual for a little over 6 years now and to say that it hasn’t

exactly been a straightforward journey would be a bit of an understatement. I

never questioned my sexuality as a kid, always assuming that I was straight by

default, until I suddenly ended up with a huge crush on a girl I was friends with

at the age of 15. Even as a child of a LGBT parent who had grown up with it as a

big part of my life, this realization brought on a lot of different feelings of

confusion, frustration and worry.

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It took me a while, but eventually I reached a place where I accepted who I am.

Most of the people I’ve come out to have been cool about it, but that doesn’t

mean that I haven’t gotten the occasional strange/borderline biphobic question

or comment. For example, receiving a Facebook message from a school friend

out of the blue asking if I’m “still bi” when I got my first boyfriend was a moment

that I wouldn’t really want to relive. Curiosity about other people’s sexuality is

normal, but we need to remember to be respectful about how we talk about it.

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No matter what your sexuality is, we all have our own process of coming to

terms with what it means to us. We’re the ones who get to choose what labels we

use, if any, as well as how we define those labels.

 

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Want to know a bit more about coming to terms with your own sexuality, learn

about different sexualities and how we can treat all different sexualities with

respect?

 

Come and join @safari93 and I when we chat about it on Monday 28th,

8pm AEST!

 

 

 

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Re: [CHAT] #BIWEEK - Awareness, acceptance and visbility!

Hi everyone, welcome to tonight’s Getting Real Session!

 

Tonight we’re going to be talking about questioning your sexuality, how we choose to identify our sexuality and how we can treat everyone’s sexual identity with the respect it deserves. Tonight I’m co-facilitating with @safari93 and @Ben-RO.

 

As always, please check out the community guidelines if you haven’t already before you join in on the sesh to make sure that it’s a happy, smooth experience for everyone. Also, talking about this kind of stuff can sometimes be pretty difficult, so if it brings up any negative feelings that you feel you need to talk about I encourage you to use the emergency help resources in the top right hand corner.

 

With all of that out of the way, time to get this thing started!

 

What is sexuality to you? Do you think it is static, or do you see it as more fluid, and changing over time?

 

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Re: [CHAT] #BIWEEK - Awareness, acceptance and visbility!

Welcome @Chessca_H @safari93 

Re: [CHAT] #BIWEEK - Awareness, acceptance and visbility!

Hey hey! Welcome to tonight's GR session! Let's get going!!

 

What is sexuality to you? Do you think it is static, or do you see it as more fluid, and changing over time?

 

I don't know if I have a super-precise definition of sexuality, but I usually just see it as who I am attracted to. And I definitely think it can change over time - we learn about how people present and that can change how we identify, plus we aren't always born being aware of our sexuality

Re: [CHAT] #BIWEEK - Awareness, acceptance and visbility!

Also 10/10 Cards Against Humanity reference @Chessca_H

Re: [CHAT] #BIWEEK - Awareness, acceptance and visbility!

What is sexuality to you? Do you think it is static, or do you see it as more fluid, and changing over time?

I think it's fluid, ever changing, different for everyone and potentially even different for every relationship you're in. 

Re: [CHAT] #BIWEEK - Awareness, acceptance and visbility!

Hi @Ben-RO!

 

Hey @safari93, I'm the same on the not having a really definitely definition front. It's especially difficult when general people lump both sexual attraction and romantic attraction together.

Re: [CHAT] #BIWEEK - Awareness, acceptance and visbility!

Hahaha, best pic! 

Re: [CHAT] #BIWEEK - Awareness, acceptance and visbility!

Sexuality is how we identify who we are sexually attracted to. I believe it can be fluid, but not always. As we grow and change our sexuality can to, or it could stay a solid foundation that we can build our life around. It depends on the kind of person you are.
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Re: [CHAT] #BIWEEK - Awareness, acceptance and visbility!

@Ben-RO that makes sense, every relationship is different and that could extend to sexuality too. It isn't necessarily drastic but it might still fluctuate a litle