This is bisexual awareness day so with this in mind I went to Spoon Cafe for the Glasgow bisexual awareness event which was focused on challenging biphobia It was an excellent and entertaining evening with a mixture of speeches, sketches, and poetry which was you’ll not be surprised to know performed by yours truly. The event looked at how we can tackle the prejudices faced by the bisexual community in modern Scotland.
As a non practising bisexual trans woman I have often shied away from discussing my bisexuality. This is not because I am in any way ashamed of who or what I am but rather that I was until now worried about how other people may perceive my sexual orientation had I been more open about it. Make no mistake coming out as bisexual in Scotland and in the UK will I believe be much harder than coming out as a trans woman. You see the bisexual population are often stereotyped as a greedy, sex mad and into threesome’s. This is not who I am and it never will be so I wrote this poem entitled Chocolate And Salads to give you a more accurate picture of what bisexual is really like. I hope you enjoy the read.
Chocolates And Salad
Bisexuals can fancy Kylie and Donny Osmond
bisexuals can wear mini skirts or sensible suits
bisexuals are not all sex mad
or into threesomes
bisexuals can be georgeous, macho, plain, girly, or cute
bisexuals can work in the NHS social work , beauty salons and building sites.
bisexuals are involved in politics
bisexuals want to set the world to rights
bisexuals sit in the front of the telly
watching soaps and drinking coffee or tea
bisexuals can be monogamous
or believe in a free and open relationships
bisexuals like chocolate and salads
bisexuals live nearer to you than you think
so surrender your prejudice and visit a place
where love and acceptance are more
so much more than just blue and pink.
@ Gayle Smith 2016