So, are you gay? Are you LGBT, undecided or other?
I'm T and fairly certain I'm B too. Problem is, the T doesn't really go with the others in terms of this survey, and up until recently, I didn't know my sexuality at all: the T has affected my life a HUGE amount more. Which makes me answering this survey a little...tricky.
Do you think these categories are useful or oppressive?
Answering for LGB, I think they are useful in the sense that they provide signposts. When I was freaking out over my sexuality a month or so ago, these terms were useful to try and orientate myself. I didn't want to let them define me though.
When did you first know you were gay?
Well, I don't think I am gay...however, as for when I knew I was bi...well, I don't fully know for certain yet, but it seems pretty likely. I'm attracted to both, however I tend to imagine a future with a guy, which leans me more towards the straight side of bi. As for when I realised this...a month ago, thereabouts. I first crushed on a guy back in February though, after spending most of my life without a sexuality. As for when I knew I was trans...I've always known.
Are you in or out of the closet? If it's the latter then how did you come out?
Well, since the T dwarves the B so utterly, I've not had any real concern about being in the cloest for that. I'm pretty open about it. As for T, pretty much everyone I know knows, especially since they've known me for a while. I tended to tell people one-on-one, since it was hard doing it any other way, and in most cases they didn't seem that surprised, although my mother didn't accept it at all (and only has when I visited at Easter). I just wanted people to know who I was. Weirdly, being bi, or the liking men part of it, is something a lot of people have expected of me, or assumed of me, despite having a long-term relationship with a girl. So coming out there hasn't even been necessary.
Also, how did people react and what changes took place in your life (if any) when you did come out?
Ooops, I already answered this one mostly. But when I came out as T, it didn't really change much. It just meant I didn't have to pretend, which I was never very good at. Huge changes have taken place in my life since I actually took significant steps in that direction, though. Including finding out I'm bi.
(After this, I can't really answer the questions, because they don't really apply)
Have you ever encountered prejudice? If so, what kind?
Well, not for my sexuality. However, I certainly have for being trans. I got used to being laughed at, and I had some pretty bad months in 2004 when some guys at sixth form decided to make me a target because of it.