In Lebanon, many gay people say they’re bisexual because they think the “bisexual” label is still more tolerable than the “gay” label.
Fucked up, but true.
Personally, when I was still uncomfortable calling myself “gay”, I used to say I was bisexual, because I thought that as bad as bisexuality was, it wasn’t half as bad as being gay.
That’s why I’m skeptical whenever a Lebanese guy says to me “I’m bisexual”. “Must be gay in denial”, I think to myself.
I think that’s why actual bisexual people (people who are truly attracted to both women and men) are often stereotyped by members of the gay community as “gay in denial”.
But just because a lot of gay people pretend to be bisexual, doesn’t mean all bisexuals are gay in denial.
It certainly doesn’t mean we should hate on the B in LGBT.
It’s sad when members of the LGBTQ community hate on members within that same community. Isn’t the discrimination from ignorant people outside of the community enough?
And what about my gays who discriminate against bisexuals because they can’t understand how a penis would be into a woman’s vagina and a guy’s asshole at the same time?
Well, just because you can’t understand that, it doesn’t mean that’s not how it is for bisexual people.
In fact, gay people, out of all people, should understand, because they’re always harassed by people who just can’t understand how a woman can be with a woman, and how a man can be with a man.
What do YOU think?