Am I Being Biphobic Or Just Setting Boundaries?

I want to support my [erstwhile lesbian] girlfriend, but I draw a hard line at cis men...

Q:

How do I support my partner through an identity change that I am not enthusiastic about? My partner is starting to explore her sexuality more. At first, we both identified as lesbians. I know bisexual women and lesbians have a lot in common, but there are some things that we do not. I like sharing that part of my identity with my partner. If she settles on being attracted to men as well, we will lose that aspect of our connection. Further, I don't have any IRL lesbian friends so I would lose this connection overall in my life. Something else complicating this is that we are poly. I categorically do not want to have a cis man as a meta. That i...

Join a crew of extraordinary humans who keep Autostraddle here for everyone!  Already a member? Sign In

Before you go! Autostraddle runs on the reader support of our AF+ Members. If this article meant something to you today — if it informed you or made you smile or feel seen, will you consider joining AF and supporting the people who make this queer media site possible?

Join AF+!

the team

auto has written 730 articles for us.