I have just recently come out to my childhood friends. I have always thought of myself as straight, but liked to fool around with girls. I had never been happy in any of my relationships with men, they just didn't do it for me. I have started a relationship with a wonderful woman and am extremely happy. I have come to realize that I'm a lesbian but am not sure how to tell everyone. When I first started dating the woman I'm with now I had told her I was Bi, is it worth telling her that I'm not or do I just let things go as they are. I don't know much about the LGBT community and don't have anyone here who can help me besides my girlfriend but I'm really shy and nervous about haveing her help introduce me to the community. I am interested in hearing how someone might handle the situation if they were in my shoes. It's not a big deal but I would like to know more. Thank you.
Hi. Thinking you are bi is a pretty normal step in the process of coming to terms with that fact that you are a lesbian. I would probably tell my girlfriend if I've had a new realization about my sexuality - although I can't imagine she would care. It is usually more risky telling a partner who thinks you are lesbian that you have decided you are bi. It is normal and natural to feel nervous and shy about entering into a new world. I think you will find the lgbt community welcoming and fun and a very free environment to evolve in. Letting your girlfriend introduce you into the mix is a perfect way to go about it and you will eventually branch out and make your own connections as well.