Lana’s Story

When I was around 14/15 I realized that I fancied a female teacher but none of the boys at school. I didn’t understand why all the girls liked the boys. What did they see in them?

When I was 17 my best friend told me that I had to tell my mum (who I lived with at the time) that I was gay even though I had had boyfriends. I was just going through the motions and I didn’t fancy them.

I couldn’t find the words to tell her so I painted “I don’t do dicks” and she didn’t get it so I actually had to tell her.

She told me I was confused.

It turns out that I was and I fancied my first guy when I was 19/20. I’ve only been in straight relationships apart from dating a girl for a few weeks.

I came out on Facebook around 2 years ago and started buying lots of bi things. I have bi coloured eye shadow hair dye hoodie t-shirts jewelry etc. I started telling my family I was going to pride and bi events.

While I haven’t told them directly they have all seen the posts my clothed etc.

They haven’t batted an eyelid and aren’t bothered. I’ve since set up an LGBT+ Nuneaton Facebook group and my small town now has monthly meetups.