NEED HELP NOW? 1800-448-3000
Real Story

Boys, girls or both?

15

Our Stories are written by young people for young people. If you want to share your story, we encourage you to do so in the ReachOut Forums.

My name is Madeleine, and I’m 14 years old. I’ve been made fun of since I was in 2nd grade because I like to be myself instead of following the crowd. In the beginning of 2010, I found out I was bisexual.

Have you ever read a book in which the character you thought was the good guy suddenly turned evil? And you’re not even sure who that person is anymore?  That’s how I felt about myself when I realized that I had crushes on boys while fantasizing about dating and making out with girls. But, because of the type of person I am, I made a Facebook post about it.

In the post, I talked about how hard it was for me before I finally realized that I go both ways on the Love ‘o Meter.  Most of the kids understood. Some thought it was cool, and one person even told me that she accepted me because her uncle was gay! Now, every time someone comes up to me and asks if I’m bi, I look in their eyes, smile and say “Yep!”

Comments

Responses

  • avatar2

    Reply - Quote

    Kirstie

    Sounds so much like me… but I’m really scared and unsure of my feelings still…

    • avatar1

      Reply - Quote

      ReachOut

      We’re glad you can relate to this story. You’re no alone many people feel confused about their feelings. Check out this fact sheet to help you get through this tough time: http://us.reachout.com/facts/f… Thinking of you.

  • avatar2

    Reply - Quote

    Momo2000

    This story makes you think twice about judging.

  • avatar2

    Reply - Quote

    Jamya

    same thing here.iv been made fun of since i was in the 1st grade.and now im in the 5th grade and im still being picked on and im tired of it.

    • avatar1

      Reply - Quote

      ReachOut

      Getting picked on is never fun. Please remember if you need someone to share what’s happening, you can always contact the Boys Town (not for boys only) hotline at 1-800-448-3000, also available for online chat. Find out more under the Get Help tab on ReachOut.com
      The ReachOut Crew

  • avatar2

    Reply - Quote

    Biker-morgan

    I’m bi and I’ve recently come out to my friends. I’m working on getting the courage to tell my parents. So far, my friends have been accepting and I have found a lot of other bi people in my school. I feel better for not denying who I am smile.

  • avatar2

    Reply - Quote

    Tasha

     My issue is that I’m somewhere between bi and gay. I’m 100% attracted to girls (same gender) but I have crushes on guys, even though I’m not physically attracted to them. So, I’m not sure what label I should use, because I want to be confident about responding when people ask, but I don’t want to give an answer that isn’t truly who I am.

  • avatar2

    Reply - Quote

    Jennifer

    thats amazing! uasuly people will want to hide it but not you you have soo much bravery and confidense

  • avatar2

    Reply - Quote

    Danielle Elise

    This Is my life except I haven’t came out because I don’t want to lose my friends.

  • avatar2

    Reply - Quote

    Sugarrush01074

    @Madiline i TOTALLY respect you!!! if you stand up for what you think, and feel, people will accept you as you are.

  • avatar2

    Reply - Quote

    guest

    @Xavier Flowers me too. but its great you finally worked it out Madelein

  • avatar2

    Reply - Quote

    Xavier Flowers

    It takes a lot to say that. I know for sure I couldn’t do that.

  • avatar2

    Reply - Quote

    Guest

    that must of been so hard especially telling your parents and all your friends

  • avatar2

    Reply - Quote

    Vanessa Hughes

    Wow- I can’t even imagine how hard that must have been on your part, on top of all of the teasing.
    All I can say is that I could not have done that myself.  I am sure that took alot of courage.

Commenting has been closed for this entry.