Pete, 23, Bisexual
What issues matter to you most?
I think at the moment, I think we need to have more visibility for trans people, cos that’s really not being acknowledged in the media or anywhere at all. And the portrayals that we get are really terrible, so I think we need to focus on telling everyone “this is a thing, this is what it is,” and all of the confusion will hopefully dissipate and all those people will be able to have a much easier time, because unemployment and suicide is so high among that group, and the percentages that we’re given of those people who are that are so small, and I think it’s actually a lot bigger than what we know.
At what age did you start to become aware of your sexuality, and how did you know?
Probably like… in primary school, I think I started to realise that.. maybe not that early, but I didn’t differentiate feelings I had for different people, I was sort of like “okay, that’s fine”, and then probably… at about 17, I was like “wait - I wanna kiss boys. Fuck. Shit.” and then i started dating a boy in my high school who was in my dad’s class, and he didn’t know about this, and I was like “oh, er, by the way… this is my boyfriend”.