So I just went to a queer women’s event
I was taking photos for an article I’m writing as a freelancer, but I’d also gone by a couple times for fun and knew the organizers
I ended up chatting to two pairs of women. I told them that I was writing an article about queer women’s events in the city. Both times they assumed that I wasn’t gay (I’m used to that so let it slide) but when I said that I was bisexual (I don’t use pansexual, my preferred identifier, because people often don’t know what it means or don’t recognize it as a word so I spend like half an hour trying to explain what it means or convince them that it’s a real identity, and oftentimes I really can’t be fucked to do that), I felt like they were lumping me in with the straight people anyways.
One of the girls pointed out that two women were making out across the room from us, and asked if I found that weird. (I live in an Asian country and people can be more conservative about gay shit here compared to Westerners, so.) And I was just like… okay, I told you I’m bisexual, and I’m writing an article about queer women. Why on earth would I find that weird?
It just makes me wonder what people think bisexual is. A woman who makes out with other women to get attention? A woman who only likes other women when they’re drunk? I don’t even know. It makes me sad :(