“I’m from Driftwood,” a collection of “lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer stories from all over the world,” appears weekends on LGBTQ Nation. For more true LGBT stories, or to share your own, visit “I’m from Driftwood.”
Lisa Morris, who identifies as bisexual, married a man when she was 29.
“We went to City Hall and got married. On a Tuesday morning at 10. I was in cutoffs and a tshirt, I think he was, too. I only had one girlfriend before that, before we got married, so I was new at being a queer person,” she said.
Months into the marriage, Lisa’s husband grew worried about her bisexuality and feared that she would leave him for a woman.
“He couldn’t handle it. After we got married he started getting really fearful and jealous and worried and kind of focused on that I would leave him for a woman. I was like, ‘I’m bisexual. I could leave you for a man, I could leave you for a woman. If I was straight, I could leave you for a man. I could leave you, is the issue. Not who I could leave you for.’
“But it became an issue for him. I think it undermined his confidence somehow that I was queer. Of course, I just left him. Not for a man or a woman. We broke up.”