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Do you feel that bisexuals are treated differently than lesbians and gays?

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If they are treated differently, how are they? 

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June 15, 2016 at 3:56 PM

As a Bi person, I definitely feel bi people are treated differently from gays/lesbians, because Bi's are discriminated against or misunderstood by straight people as well as other sexual minorities.
In attempting to date online I often see "no Bi" in personal ads written by lesbians and gays.
I think in general it is assumed by all of the different sexual minorities, and the majority of straight folks, that bi people are somehow confused, dishonest, or promiscuous in ways that other people aren't.
Speaking for myself, as well as many other bi people I have known, this is not the case. I am bi because I am open to love others regardless of their sex. This doesn't mean I am unable to commit to a monogamous relationship or that I'm poly which is a totally different thing.
Frankly, most relationships end at some point or other, it shouldn't matter to the person I'm with whether I date a female, male, or someone in between once our relationship is over. I often feel excluded and invisible to the rest of the sexual minority community. It's a bummer.

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