Thursday, 16 June 2011

Bisexuality and Barnardo's

For the people who may or may not know me and read this, as of writing I volunteer at the charity Barnardo's, which helps children around the UK. I'm not going to say too much about my personal life, I hope, but I don't mind people knowing that, they're a good charity, and I wholly support their work.

Now for the main point of this blog. This is something that happened to me at work last week, but I couldn't really rant about it until today, because I only just made this blog today. Wow, 1 day and I already have at least 3 posts, I wonder if I'll ever update though....

Anyway, as I was saying, I was at work, and the subject of my bosses sexuality came up. The shop I work at is run by a gay couple, and we have at least one other gay member of staff. These guys are out and proud, they don't mind people knowing their sexuality, but I do. A woman at work blurted out that I was bisexual, there's not much point in hiding it, it is in the blog title, to some new people I was meeting for the first time that day.

Like I said, I believe in privacy, I'm not going to say the names of my bosses, or the woman who "outed" me, but I want to make it clear, I'm NOT out and proud, I don't want complete strangers knowing my sexuality, and the last time someone said it without my permission, they were seriously chewed out by my boss. He, and his boyfriend, however, were not in the shop that day, so I was out of luck.

The main point of this rant is the attitude that the girl who was told took with me, saying that bisexuals are just greedy people who need to make their minds up, and I'm used to getting this from my bosses as well. Let me tell you people, not all of us are like that, and I'm sick of that stereotype.

In an age where people aren't allowed to be even slightly homophobic, and it's an age of tolerance and respect, how come bisexuals are still regarded like this with so much stigma? Even gay people don't like bi's, and it's the main reason I am so secretive with my sexuality, despite just coming out to the entire internet.

My parents were very accepting of it, they don't mind, so why does everyone else?

4 comments:

  1. It's a double standard, especially coming from homosexuals. It's no different, other than you're libido isn't quite as picky. I've had friends who are bi deal with shit like this, and i just don't get how some homosexuals can turn around and be such big hypocrits

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  2. It's a double standard, especially coming from homosexuals. It's no different, other than you're libido isn't quite as picky. I've had friends who are bi deal with shit like this, and i just don't get how some homosexuals can turn around and be such big hypocrits

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  3. Read your first two posts, only thing I liked about then is they're short. I like this post though and you do bring up a good point about gays hating bis! I wish everyone was bi and the whole world was an orgy!

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  4. @Bersercules As long as people accepted there was a time when they should stop taking part in the orgy, and people were using protection to stem overpopulation, that could work lol.

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