I’m Bi

By Lord Tyler Sikov

I know last year I came out as a homo but now, after some soul searching, I have discovered I am in fact bi. One of the key things that made me realize this was that I could understand people on multiple sides.  Love is love, and I naturally can express my love to a wider variety of people. I am still getting used to the physicality of it all. Different types of people have very different body language and the way that that relates to how they show their love varies between the groups I am interested in.

It took me longer than I would have liked to come out like this, I guess the signs were all there. I have been known to rock a plaid shirt when it is colder out and then tie it around my waist when things get hot. I have trouble sitting in chairs so much of the time I sit on the floor, which is very common in my new culture. I have had to rework my hand gestures entirely because they have different meanings to people in my new community. Instead of giving a thumbs up which some see as rude I have begun using finger guns. I have also begun filling my room with colorful flags.

My family, friends, and community have been noticing that I go off to study very often and I believe they understand what is going on. I have been using words I never used to use. I shut myself in my room a lot just to figure out how to say things properly. Sometimes I question if I really am poly or if that is at least what I will figure out eventually, but nope, I am bi. Biphobia is real and I am worried that since I am so new to some of the things is am trying, I will be ridiculed. Some people have been bi since they were 5 years old and it just seems to come so naturally to them. I am sadly not surrounded by many bi people, so I don’t have many people to practice with. I have sometimes resorted to going up to people and directly asking them if they understand what I am saying for example “Do you listen to sweater weather?” or “¿Escuchas el clima de suéter?”. Most people have no idea what I am talking about but sometimes I find that perfect person who just gets me and we are able to talk all night long.

Many people think that just because I am bi I can do it with anyone but that is not the case. I only speak 2 languages, English and Spanish, that is what being bi to me is. So, I am not able to talk to everyone in every language. I’m bilingual, I am not a polyglot. I feel that this is also a good time to tell all of my readers that I am panromantic. I will keep you all posted on if anything changes. Until next time, just remember everybody talks ;).

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