Sunday 23 October 2016

Cara Delevingne is perfectly happy being bisexual, so just live with it

Cara Delevingne
Cara Delevingne

Bisexuals. Having it all. Can't decide what they want. Wouldn't trust one as far as I could throw one. They're just being greedy. These are some of the things people say. Bisexuals are viewed with suspicion by gay and straight people. And probably very misunderstood.

Model and actress Cara Delevingne had a little pop at Vogue magazine recently. She did an interview, and the journalist concluded that her bisexuality was "just a phase".

She felt so strongly that she released a statement saying she was simply happy with life and happy with her partner, the singer St Vincent (Annie Clarke).

So why did the journalist make this assumption? Why did he write: "Her parents seem to think girls are just a phase for Cara, and they may be correct." Was he hoping this may be the case? Is it more ideal that Cara goes back to good old-fashioned heterosexuality, settle down with a nice man and have 2.4 kids?


Bisexuality challenges everyone. I remember as a young lesbian I couldn't get my head around it. I thought people were not being completely honest when they said they liked a little bit of both. I found it a cop-out and felt they were just too scared to be openly fully gay.

That, of course, is a ridiculous attitude. Sexuality is fluid - it's rarely just gay or straight. We're all on this funny little spectrum of attraction, and we can move up and down on it at different times in our life.

I know I am way up the gay end of the spectrum, but there is of course the odd hunk of a fella that I would think "phwoar" (when I have a few vinos on me).

Cara Delevingne says she's happy where she is in life. And that's with a woman. Who is anyone to pigeonhole her into a sexuality so that they can get their heads around it?

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