They say people like me say who we are for the attention

If that's what I wanted, I would have stayed silent

Let people notice my tears of frustration roll down my face

Let them be sympathetic if they wished

They say people like me say who we are for the appeal

Trust me, if I knew people would like me for that, I wouldn't tell them

I'd let them figure out who I am,

Let them learn to like me, love me for who else I am

They say people like me say who we are because we're afraid

Tell me though:

Do you hear fear quiver in my voice?

Do you hear me cringing when I stand strong?

They say people like me say who we are because we're indecisive

Tell me though:

Why would I stand proud in indecisiveness?

Why would I wave my flag for not being able to choose?

I am bisexual

And I will stand with my brothers and sisters and siblings

I will wave my flag for myself and them

I will not be silent

I am bisexual

And I will not stand for the hate

I will fight against the stereotypes

I will be proud

For the pink stands not only for attraction

But also for harmony and peace

For self respect

And I will not lower myself to meet someone else's expectations

For the blue stands not only for attraction

But also for loyalty and truth

For confidence

So I will not return to my closet

For the purple stands not only for bothness

But also for creativity and wisdom

For pride

And I will not put down my flag

I will stand against the strikes and bullets of hate

And the subtler intolerances

And when I feel my spirit crack

I will reach down and put the pieces back together

I will stand for my people

And we will stand together

A people of pride

And we will not be forced back

We will stand

And we will wave our flags

Pink, Purple, Blue

And we will rise above the hate

We will stand

We will be ourselves

Unashamed

In this bisexual pride