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All my friends know I'm bisexual, and I don't care ... I mean I'm not ashamed, I am what I am and nobody can change it.

Except, I can not tell my parents/sister about my sexuality and I don't know why.

My sister is bisexual herself and she has even dated a girl for 4 years ... so she completely knows what I'm going through, but I just can't tell her and I dunno why.

My dad isn't homophobic at all, he doesn't care what somebody's sexuality is, he may make the odd joke but nothing to nasty.

My mum ... well I don't even know what to think of her, whenever I try and hint to her that I'm bi she goes "Don't worry me now!" or "I would never trust a bi person, you dunno where they've been" =/ yet she let my sister's girlfriend live with us for 2 years.

I just don't understand my mum, one secound she's all open minded then the next she's being a twat.

I wanna tell them, but I dunno how, I'm pretty sure my sister knows coz I have bi under my orientation on myspace, and she has a myspace aswell o.0 eek.

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Honey, talk to your sister.

Really, there's just no reason NOT to come out to a family member who you know full well is going to be supportive to you.

So, start with her, first. Then you can think about -- and ask for her help with -- where to take it from there.

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If you are really that worried about telling your mother, my advice is wait until you move out. that way if she freaks you don't have to be under the same roof. if she is ok with your sister, she should be ok with you. she *might* be dissapointed about having a second not straight daughter, and wonder where she went wrong. but if she is accepting of your sister, she should accept you.

telling my best friend who is bi that i was lez was scary. i knew she would be accepting, but there was still doubt in my mind. i told her and she was accepting, supportave and excited for me!

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