Now, I know very well that everyone’s coming out or not coming out experience is unique. I’m writing this piece because when I was in the beginning stages of my queerdom, if I may, reading about other queer people and talking to more helped me tremendously.
So it was clear, I was a biromantic asexual. Yet the label didn’t feel all that right. Yes I did feel romantic attraction and it was directed towards both the genders.
Gazal, known as Gunraj till the age of 25 to everyone around her, was born with Gender Dysphoria. In one of her INK talks (yes, she's done more than one) Gazal says "For as long as I can remember, I’ve always felt, without even a fragment of doubt, that I was a girl."
It becomes very difficult to explain it to people who are really ‘curious’ to know what a creature called homoromantic grey ace looks like.
I am a 35+ single woman and I identify as a heteroromantic asexual.
I realised I might be aromantic asexual because I am not too keen on sex nor am I interested in romance. This term defined me a lot.
Graysexuals normally do not experience sexual attraction or sex drive, but sometimes they do in small or limited circumstances.
In India, there is a real need to increase the visibility of the asexual community. If we go by the generally accepted ratio of 1%, then there are 12 million people in India who are asexual.
Sadly, even within the queer circles, not everybody is comfortable with a woman who is bisexual, and not a lesbian.
On Celebrate Bisexuality Day, we delve into the myths about bisexual people and bisexuality to raise more awareness and understanding.