-In relationships with women with a different sexual orientation than you, is it something you're aware of? How?
Sometimes, though that's really just because many of my close female friends are in relationships with men and that is a big part of their lives. So it comes up, and I'm aware of our differences, but it's never been a big deal.
-Have you experienced tension being friends with women who don't share your orientation?
No, never. I identify as queer but have dated more men than any other gender overall, so I have feelings and experiences in common with a wide variety of people.
-Are there any biases or stereotypes you're aware of having about women with a different orientation than you?
I suppose that straight women could never be interested in me (despite evidence showing that a huge proportion of women are at least bi-curious), and perhaps that people I perceive to be straight will feel creeped out/threatened by any overt gestures of queerness on my part. But I think those are due more to my own neuroses than anything else!
-Are there fears you have about being around women with a different sexual orientation?
No, I've always felt quite safe among other women, regardless of orientation.
-Are there things you admire or envy about women with a different sexual orientation that you think is related to their orientation?
Just people who have a very concrete sense of their orientation, rather than it being fluid - I don't really have a problem with the way I identify, but I think it would make things a little easier (and make it simpler to explain my feelings to others) were it more settled.
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