My birthday today marks the 25th anniversary of my coming out as bisexual,
a major milestone in my life.
I hid my bisexuality for a decade before coming out in 1991.
Ireland was not a welcoming place for LGBT youth in the 1980s.
Nor were most other places.
I discovered soc.motss, the gay newsgroup on Usenet,
in the late 1980s
and I lurked there for a couple of years,
half-intending to come out but never quite finding the courage.
Then my old friend Éamonn came out to me—to my utter surprise—and I immediately came out to him.
Then I sat on everything for a few months.
Eventually, late on the night …continue.
I found this opinion piece on bisexuality
by Matthew Parris in The Times of London:
In my Notebook column in The Times I have been recording, in an
occasional way, candidates for inclusion in a speculative list of
truths or nonsenses staring us in the face that we somehow cannot see:
things future ages may dismiss with a snort — just as we look with
incredulity at our forebears’ faith in the theory of the four bodily
humours or possession by demons. Here is another modern candidate: the
idea that there is a set of males called homosexuals, and another
called heterosexuals, plus a handful in the middle called …continue.