After telling someone I’m bi, I can’t tell you the number of times I’ve heard, “You know, I’ve never met a bisexual person.” I always reply the same way: “You’ve never met an out bisexual person.” Bisexual people exist. (In 2021, this shouldn’t need to be said, but a shocking number of people still do not believe that bisexuality is real.) In fact, according to Gallup, the majority of adults in the L.G.B.T.Q.
community identify as bisexual, at 54.6 percent. Bisexual people are less likely, however, to be out: In 2013, only 28 percent of bisexual people said they were out to most or all the important people in their lives, compared with 77 percent of gay men and 71 percent of lesbians, according to Pew Research Center.