I can anticipate the comments: “This guy’s bisexual, right? So are you. Why be a jerk to him about it?”

I don’t claim that I’ve always been completely open about being bi. But I never tried to pretend that I wasn’t, at least not to people who’d pretty much figured it out. If you have a girlfriend instead of a boyfriend, fine. Just don’t pretend that you’re straight.

At least that’s how I thought in 1996.