Recently, Taylor Bennett (Chance The Rapper’s little brother) announced that he just had his baby. Most would just send their congratulations then move on, but his announcement was met with a lot of skepticism because he previously disclosed his sexuality, stating that he likes men. By sharing that information with us, Bennett reminded everyone what the acronym LGBTQ means. The acronym stands for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer, and the term bisexual is used interchangeably with pansexual.

It’s toxic thinking in the Black community that if you aren’t straight, you’re automatically gay. If you dare to engage your erotic fantasies of the same sex, then the saints are ready to throw holy oil on you. This makes people live their lives in the shadows because they’re afraid of the harsh criticism. This makes people act recklessly and hurt the people they love. When Frank Ocean came out, he got the conversation started about being sexually liberated, but we still have a long way to go.

In our society it’s more accepted for a woman, or even expected of her, to go both ways. Why can’t a man have those same liberties?

Are you the type of partner who’s strong enough to date someone who’s bisexual? I’ve asked friends and colleagues of mine to get a feel on how people truly feel about this. Surprisingly, the answers weren’t so one-sided. There were some who had no problems, then there were others who had major issues with it.

Sex has always been a huge topic of discussion and that’s not going to change. Everything has become hyper-sexualized to the point where innocent activities are questioned, but I digress. The world is more tolerant of people exploring their sexual desires, but it takes a strong partner to deal with it. Is this something that think you can handle?