Since Jessie recently told her coming out story at her blog (that's http://theconstantinopleexpress.blogspot.com/ yes, I will plug that at pretty much every opportunity I can get, what can I say, I'm her bitch) I thought today I might share mine. Which was a lot simpler, and taken a lot better than hers. Like a lot better. But I'll let you read hers.
It was a few years ago and I was on holiday, it was the first day there so everyone was there. Normally when I go on holiday it's me, my dad, my brother, two of my nieces, one of my sisters, her boyfriend at the time, and the rest of her kids. Sister gets her own caravan though don't worry, we don't try and shove everyone in the same caravan. But today my mum had to bring down some people and so she decided to stay for a day trip.
My mum and my sister and some others were inside the caravan chatting, and somehow I think the subject of sexuality came up. I told you before, I have a very bad memory. I can't even really remember how me and Jessie met (again, another story up on her blog) and I always feel bad about that. So anyways, my sister asks me outright if I'm gay, or jokes that I am. I say to her "No actually, I'm bi" just in passing, incredibly nonchalantly.
There is a bit of silence, then she asks if I'm actually bi and I say I am. After that it just kind of got out. I had very understanding parents really. Plus I think being bi is slightly better (in coming out terms at least) than being gay. I'm basically saying "Hey I'd go for a guy too, but there's still a chance I could end up with a woman". I'm not totally sure how my parents would act though should I bring a boy home, but I know my sister would be cool. I'm not just saying that because she reads here occasionally, she is actually pretty cool. She's totally accepting of Jessie already too.
I also find it odd how I could come out to being bi so simply but I'm still not about to ever tell anyone I like a kids show in MLP. Then again I suppose if sis reads this I just technically did. BTW I know I've dropped that name a few times in the last few days, but at I'm not obsessing over it and I barely mention it, I just happen to have done so a little bit lately. It's always in context though. Always related.
You see I can say things in passing quite easy, but I'm not very good at all at actually saying them. I would never be able to say to my parents, or anyone for that matter "Hey, can I talk to you about something?". There is another story related to that which I might get onto some other time actually.