Marley K. thank you for sharing your journey! I live in the South as well, and while my experiences are definitely going to be different than yours, I can relate to a lot of this.
I have never understood how bold people can be at times once finding out you’re queer. I’ve had similar questions asked of me as well. My response to pretty much every woman who has asked me if I’m sexually attracted to her, simply because I’m bi, is No, I have standards when it comes to women, just like I do with men. I am not attracted to every single woman that crosses my path!
Thank you again for sharing!