It was Christmas in 2000, I was 16, and I couldn’t decide whether I wanted a girlfriend or a boyfriend. My uncle came over from New York with an armful of books, the most fascinating of which was Weetzie Bat by Francesca Lia Block.

Weetzie, a “skinny girl with a bleach-blonde flat-top”, falls in love with Dirk, a “slinkster-cool” guy with a mohawk. On page 7 of the book, Dirk tells Weetzie that he’s gay, and she replies: “It doesn’t matter one bit, honey-honey”. She’s right, I thought. So I told my friends I was bisexual. “It doesn’t matter one bit”, they said.
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Kirsty Logan is currently working on her first novel, Little Dead Boys, thanks to a grant from the Scottish Book Trust. She lives in Glasgow with her girlfriend. kirstylogan.com



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