Q: I wasn’t educated about sexuality until freshman year of high school. I didn’t know girls could like girls, but I came to the conclusion that I was bi sophomore year. I tried coming out to my mom recently, now that I am in college, but she dismissed it, saying I hadn’t showed any signs of being gay as a child and thus it was just a phase. This completely screwed me over mentally because it was already so difficult to go through the questioning process. My family is super conservative and Christian.
Sexual orientation is more complex than random kissing or dreams and is more often described as a the pattern of a person’s romantic and physical attraction to others, based on one’s own gender and the gender of those that he or she is attracted to.