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bi mama roll call!

post #1 of 117
Thread Starter 
It's been a while since we've done this, and we have lots of new members.



So I'll start. I am a proud bi mama!
post #2 of 117
Bi here as well. I'm married to another woman.

Sierra
post #3 of 117
Bi here, too. Though I prefer to just identify as 'queer'. I'm married to a transgendered man - he transitioned a few years into our relationship. We've been together for 9 years, married for 5 and we have one gorgeous toddler!
post #4 of 117
I'm one too!

I'm married, and dh and I are poly.
post #5 of 117
Thread Starter 
oh come on! When we did this a year ago or so, we had tons of replies. Where are all the bi mamas???

Come out come out, wherever you are....
post #6 of 117
Hello

I'm bi, married to Michael for 5 years, with a sweet little 2.5 year old boy. I have recently started outing myself in my new small town community. Its kind of strange "coming out" all over again- I thought I was done with that a long time ago.

-jeanie
post #7 of 117
I'm bi....though not a mama yet. Married to dh for two years. Was actually looking for a woman to date when he found me....funny the way life works out sometimes!
post #8 of 117
I'm Bi as well! And depending on how you look at it, will be a mommy in a few months, or am a mommy now (hey I'm still mothering this kiddo just a little... differently... as it grows! ) I've been married for a year and a half, and with my Dh for almost 4 years now total...

I'm not sure what to call us because we aren't quite poly (as in we don't actually have/are open to having full fledged romantic relationships with others... ok more like my Dh isn't... I'd LOVE to be part of a triad!!) but the term 'swinging' just doesn't explain us either (sounds too casual and party orintated to describe us)... We ah, are intimate with some very close, very loved friends... so whatever that is...

Ok sorry if that made totally no sence... I'm typing at 3:30am cuz I can't sleep and I'm stained from head to toe from tie dying oh 30+ diapers and assorted other goodies (yes, I have advice here, do NOT tie dye naked. bad bad idea... :LOL).

Glad to join the role call!
post #9 of 117
I am bi too. DH and I are poly.

Lisa, I like the way you describe it "we are intimate with some very close, very loved friends".
post #10 of 117
Sounds poly to me. I'm in a long-distance intimate friendship with a couple--over spring break we went on a road trip, me, them, their three kids and two dogs, lol. The intimate part never fully kicked in, because the one night we got 2 hotel rooms, I had a nasty cold I'd caught from their 2yo!

We might get into a triad or something sometime in the future, but with the baby on the way and other upheavals in our lives, we're pretty focused on just us for right now, but that doesn't make us mono, kwim?
post #11 of 117
I am bi too, married 4.5 years, with DH for 9 years, and have a 9 mo old DS. I haven't been with a woman since before I met DH, not sure how I or he would feel about the poly thing.
post #12 of 117
Being Bi and being Poly ARE two separate issues. So no worries.
post #13 of 117

new to list, another bi mama

I just got this list info emailed to me and signed up, and this is the first thing i see
I'm bi, engaged to my bi same sex partner, and mom to 2 year old. also poly, but that's another thing entirely.
post #14 of 117
another "bi with a guy" here. been married to dh for going on 8 years (together for 12), but have also been intimate off and on with one very close friend (she's also bi and married to a guy, and a mama). she's prolly the only woman i'll ever be with again, and we'll prolly do it once every few years. it works out really nicely and both our dh's feel good about it (they are not interested in taking part in our action or having any of their own ouside of the marriages).

i love how different we all are and how diverse our situations. i was totally out at my last job, and try to be out to all my friends and just in general, but usually it doens't come up (folks tend to make a lot of assumptions when you're a mama with a wedding ring...)

nice to see y'all here...
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post #16 of 117
Not a mama yet, nor am I in any relationship at the present...but bisexual nonetheless...

I haven't come out to anyone yet..Don't think I ever will to some...Sad to say :

Kylix
post #17 of 117
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Originally posted by bunny's mama
i was totally out at my last job, and try to be out to all my friends and just in general, but usually it doens't come up (folks tend to make a lot of assumptions when you're a mama with a wedding ring...)
Aint that the truth? I feel invisible sometimes. It's a pain in the a$$ to come out as the bi partner of a trannie. Much easier to just say, "my partner... she" in conversation and out yourself as a lesbian (I'm not saying coming out as a lesbian is easy, but having done it for years, I prefer it to my current routine!). Everyone I am close to knows, but I have this circle of mama acquaintances (through play groups and whatnot) that don't know. I'm not ashamed and I don't hide it, but it's just not a simple thing to share...
post #18 of 117
[QUOTE]Originally posted by tara
I'm married to a transgendered man - he transitioned a few years into our relationship.

tara, forgive my confusion, does this mean that your partner is now a man or a woman?

i am mostly not out to the other mamas in my playgorups, unless the topic comes up. the other day i was with one of them and her dd and we were talking about how we have acted silly in front of people we have had crushes on, and i was telling her about how i just used to lose any kind of intelligent conversation around this woman i used to work with. and she said "oh, are you bi or something?" and i said "yes" and she said, "don't worry, i won't tell anyone" and i said "oh, that's okay. you can tell whomever you want. i'm fine with everyoen knowing." and that was that. no biggee. so that's how folks generally find out, just thru casual conversation, and i guess, getting to know me better.

it is a constant thing with being bi, i think, that people make all kinds of assumptions about us being straight if we are partnered with a man, or being a lesbian if we are partnered with a woman. i fully acknowledge that those of us who are partnered with men carry a lot of privilege (perhaps part of the reason why many in the gay community reject us) because we can "hide" it if we need/want to, and they can't. but at the same time, it is very upsetting sometimes to really want to be a part of the GLB community and not feel welcomed and/or like i belong (i used to go to pride weekend in SF with my female friend {the one i mentioned in my earlier post} because both of us wanted so badly to have that feeling of being a part of the GLB community, even if it was just for a weekend, or even just for the parade.)
post #19 of 117
Hey, bunny's mama. I am totally open to questions. Don't mind at all. Transgendered man means my partner is now male but started out in a female body.

And, I totally hear you on the privilege thing. And the wanting to belong in the queer community thing. I've been going to a queer family playgroup for a few weeks now and everyone there assumes my partner is female (as they should, I suppose) and every single time it comes up I have another exhausting coming out moment. Sometimes I wish I had a card I could flash. You know, my queer card, with all the punches on the back for every Pride march I've attended, every girlfriend I've had. Truth is, my relationship is 'queerer' than most! But, I also have lots of privilege since I pass everywhere I go. The first time my partner and I were affectionate in public after he transitioned and got sweet smiles from an elderly woman, it totally threw me. We were always affectionate, even as lesbians, and just got used to not getting approving smiles from most people. And here a little testosterone makes the difference? Outrageous. Wanna know something more outrageous? Now we are legally married. Same damn people. But now we can marry. Ugh.

Didn't plan on hopping on that soapbox.
post #20 of 117
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Originally posted by Tara
We were always affectionate, even as lesbians, and just got used to not getting approving smiles from most people. And here a little testosterone makes the difference? Outrageous. Wanna know something more outrageous? Now we are legally married. Same damn people. But now we can marry. Ugh.
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So many things I want to say but just can't put into words. People can be so ignorant and hypocritical.
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