Hello there! My name is Mary. I’m turning 18 soon and graduating high school this year.I’m a vegetarian, aspiring artist and I love to read. My family consists of my mom, dad, younger sister, two dogs and snake. After school I’m either home, at art club or in Gay-Straight Alliance.
I use both the terms bisexual and pansexual to refer to myself and don’t really feel the need to chose one. I think they both fit me in their own way, have their own merit and can be useful in different situations. I’ve been fully out since this past fall and it has been lovely. The first person who knew was my younger sister. When I told her I had a huge crush on this amazing girl at school she wasn’t very surprised. She listened to me go on about her and was generally very supportive. Some of my friends found out shortly after when I told them about my crush and others found out when I sent a big group coming out text. It was probably a little odd but I was still so nervous about telling people! Again everybody was lovely and Nobody was surprised. I got a lot of “Well, I kind of figured that when you cut off all your hair and dyed it blue.” and variations of that which certainly amused me. I discovered a lot of people at school actually thought I was a lesbian even though I had an ex-boyfriend I used to kiss in the halls. In any case, on National Coming out Day I changed my setting on Facebook to interested in men and women then came out to everybody else in a post about coming out day. That day at school some people mentioned it and others didn’t but it did make me really happy when a couple people told me it was great that I felt I could come out. Not much has changed since then. My mom immediately started changing things she said when it applied like “Don’t ever let your husband treat you like that. ” to “Don’t ever let your husband or wife treat you like that.” and that sort of thing. Overall it was a really great experience. I still go to GSA and I wish that I had gone more often before senior year! I know more bisexual people now than I used to and it’s sort of nice to have friends who feel similarly. My coming out story isn’t very dramatic but I think that’s a wonderful thing : ). I’m happy to be accepted by all the important people in my life and glad that they understand that it’s just not that big of a deal.