Friday, February 13, 2015

"Proof"

The governor (I just discovered that I did not know how to spell that word...) of Oregon is resigning, and we're getting a new governor. At this point I'm not very familiar with our new governor, but one thing I do know thanks to it being jumped on in the LGBT community: she will be the first openly bisexual governor in the states.

Bi triangles
On one hand I'm delighted that we're at a point where political leaders can be out of the closet. On the other hand, I'm sad that this is a huge deal. Also, I was ticked off to see someone asking if she can "prove" that she's bisexual.

Here's the thing...no one can "prove" their sexual orientation. It's all a matter of who we are attracted to romantically and/or sexually. And the fact is, if someone doesn't want to believe what we say about who we're attracted to, there's nothing we can do to "prove" it.

Anyway, how would someone "prove" that they're bi? Post a hot video of a threesome online for all to see? I guarantee, even that won't prove it to the naysayers. At the end of the day it's just a matter of taking someone's word for it, but that's apparently too much to ask.

I look forward to the day that no one is asked for proof of their sexual orientation, and also when it's no big deal to find out that someone is queer.

2 comments:

Debra She Who Seeks said...

An interesting development for Oregon, although that "prove it" comment is indeed stupid.

Happy Valentines Day!

Sarita Rucker said...

And Happy Valentines Day to you too! :)