Friends

Submitted by thesmilinglady

My friend and I went out to a gay bar last night and while we were there a group of girls came up to us and started talking (because the place was dead and we were the only people who weren’t middle aged gay guys). After asking if, first, we were together (no), and second, if we were straight (no), one of the girls goes, “Well, how gay are you?” The entire table responded to this question on the scale of 1 to 10, 1 being exclusively heterosexual and 10 being “gay as FUCK.” When they got to me, I answered “Pretty solidly a 5” and my friend said something about everyone having some attraction to all genders. We all proceeded to dance the evening away and have a fantastic time.

Later, when we were going back to the car, my friend turns to me and goes “When I said I wasn’t straight earlier, I wasn’t lying.” 

“Me neither,” I replied, both incredibly nervous and extremely glad that I was tipsy enough not to be terrified. 

Turns out, both of us identify as bisexual. We’d never said anything to each other because for me, I’m not out to a lot of people, and because she’s in a committed relationship with a guy and didn’t feel the need to say anything. But all summer long, we’d both been agonizing about it and about telling each other. Apparently we really needed to talk to each other!

For me, it was really an affirming experience to have one of my close friends talk about experiencing the same questions and doubts. I was so glad that we finally managed to talk to each other. We both felt so relieved at the burden of hiding off our shoulders. We’ve been friends for over 10 years and to have each other as someone that we can talk to without reservations is a great feeling. I’m so lucky to have a friend with whom I can be completely honest, and I hope she feels the same.

And, in her words, “I can’t believe we had to pretend to be lesbians to come out to each other!”

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LBGTQ* History Through Pictures

PFLAG Moms, Mrs. Elizabeth Montgomery & Mrs. Jean Manford, show their support during the 1974 Pride Day Parade in New York City.

knowhomo:

LBGTQ* History Through Pictures

PFLAG Moms, Mrs. Elizabeth Montgomery & Mrs. Jean Manford, show their support during the 1974 Pride Day Parade in New York City.

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NEW YORK CITY - TOP OF THE ROCK by Punxsutawneyphil on Flickr.

NEW YORK CITY - TOP OF THE ROCK by Punxsutawneyphil on Flickr.

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