Lauren is a case manager at a social service agency. She wants “to find places that will allow me to express the “B” in “LGBT” without being subsumed in either straight or lesbian spaces. I wish to hold on to my queer identity even if I’m going out with a man, who also happens to be bi. (Are we a straight couple? Far from it!)”
The following scene reflects one of Lauren’s experiences as a bi identified woman.
In a lesbian club:
Woman: God, men are such pigs! Don’t you hate them?
Me: Umm, not all of them, there are a few nice ones around. I’m bi, you know.
Woman: (rolls eyes) Oh, you bi girls are a heartbreak waiting to happen!
(maybe I should have kept my mouth shut? or maybe not?)