I had a dream recently that made me decide to share a story.
I came out to my parents when I was 12 years old.
Nobody takes you seriously when you're 12. My mom said that me liking girls was just a "phase" & that I would grow out of it eventually.
I thought that was the most disrespectful thing in the world.
You're telling me that my feelings towards another gender is just a phase??
First of all, I believe that I was born this way. Looking back at experiences in my childhood, there were early signs that showed that I've always liked girls.
Being bisexual is not a trend.
Being gay is not a trend.
Being yourself is NOT. A . TREND.
But to be honest, it was like that for a lot of girls in my school.
As soon as me & Sarah said "Hey, we're lesbian & bisexual!" ALL of our friends decided to like girls too.
Looking back at it now, I think it was disgusting.
Don't try to be someone your not just to please us or to fit in.
As time when on, most of those girls went back to just liking boys. Back then I was shocked & disappointed & confused. Now, not so much.
What I didn't get was how they could change their feelings so fast. I didn't realize that they were just putting on a show.
My friends started telling me they liked me & it was weird & overwhelming. They knew I had a girlfriend, & they knew her very well so why would they tell me something like that? I'm not gonna break up with her to go out with you if that's what your thinking.
A couple months ago I was reading some journal entries she had made about me on some website back in 2006-2007. She referred to me as her "boyfriend". I suppose she could get away with it, since my name is a boys name. I'm not too bothered by it.
She's always been the type of person to want to hide our relationship.
When ppl would ask me "Hey, are you dating Kaeli?" Sometimes Id say yes, other times Id say no.
I hated it.
I wanted to be open.
But she wanted to keep us a secret.
But who could blame her. She was a victim of bullying because of her being bisexual. Because word got out that she was dating a girl.
Because she was being herself.
The point of all this is to let you guys know to never be ashamed of who you are, & never let anyone tell you that being who you are is wrong.
Because its very right.