As a bisexual columnist, I share what I've learned from marriage to straight privilege.

我作為雙性戀者的建議專欄作家所學到的東西,從婚姻到直通特權

As a blogger, I've had the privilege of delving into and sharing about a variety of topics, but today I'd like to talk about one in particular - bisexual identity and challenges. This topic is inspired by the experiences of Lewis Oakley, a columnist who advises the bisexual community and is about to publish a book called Bisexuality: The Basics.

在過去三年中,劉易斯成為了許多雙性戀者在他們最黑暗時刻尋求建議的依靠。他們分享了自己的秘密,這些秘密他們認為連最親密的朋友和家人也無法理解。這份重大的責任讓劉易斯深感榮幸,也讓他意識到雙性戀者面臨的挑戰和困惑。

劉易斯開設建議專欄的初衷是偶然的。作為一位公開的雙性戀者,他經常在媒體上發表文章或接受採訪,談論自己的雙性戀經歷。這些文章和採訪吸引了來自世界各地的雙性戀者給他寫信,分享他們的故事和疑問。這讓劉易斯意識到,許多雙性戀者感到孤立無援,急需專門針對他們的問題提供建議。

通過與這些雙性戀者的互動,劉易斯發現了三個反復出現的問題:出櫃、缺乏雙性戀朋友、以及對自己的雙性戀身份感到不足。這些問題凸顯了雙性戀群體在尋求認同和支持時面臨的挑戰。

Coming out is a huge challenge for many bisexual people. Statistics show that bisexuals are the least likely of the LGBTQ+ community to come out. Many longtime bisexual men who shared their stories with Lewis expressed a desire to be open about their bisexuality with their wives, but they did not want to open up their relationships or leave their partners. These stories highlight the complexities and challenges of coming out.

Another problem is the lack of bisexual friends. Many bisexuals feel isolated because they do not have bisexual friends with whom they can share experiences and seek advice. This sense of isolation makes them rely on homosexual or heterosexual advice rather than support from people who share their experiences when they face problems specific to bisexuality.

Finally, many bisexuals feel that they are not bisexual enough. This feeling can be due to the fact that their romantic experiences do not fit the stereotypes of bisexuality, or because they are in a heterosexual relationship and feel that they are not able to make their voice heard in the LGBTQ+ community.

Lewis's experiences and the forthcoming book, Bisexuality: The Basics, remind us of the diversity of challenges and needs faced by the bisexual community. By sharing these stories and offering specialized advice, we can help bisexuals find a sense of identity and build a more supportive and inclusive community for them.

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