I came out as bi a while ago. Recently, though, I've decided to say that I'm a lesbian. I think that technically speaking I am still sort of bi, but I rarely (if ever) find myself attracted to men (only Johnny Depp), so I decided to, at least for the time being, call myself a lesbian. I never gave that much import to labels, they were just sort of handy. However, since I started telling people I am a lesbian, not bi, I have noticed a big difference in the way they treat me (not necesarily in a bad way, just different), and a big difference in the way I act in response. I have become "The Lesbian." I am (I think) the only out lesbian at my school. There are three or four bi girls. I never really realized this before, but it seems like people make a huge destinction between bi and lesbian. It's not that people have been hostile to me. If anything, they have been more supportive. However, one problem I have encountered is that the fact that I am a lesbian seems to come up all the time. Don't get me wrong, I love being a lesbian, and have no problem with people talking to me about it. However, it seems like people are turning it into a character trait for me. I am becoming Sarah the Lesbian. I would much rather just be Sarah. When I came out in the first place, my biggest qualm was that it would become a big deal. I really wanted it to be a non-issue, even though that is really not possible. I was surprised and pleased by how little a splash it made. However, now that I am calling myself a lesbian, people are starting to make it into an issue again, and I am tired of it being so prominent.