Steven Barrett

I had to come out twice. LGBT issues were not discussed when I was young, attitudes were changing, but it was still very different from today. When I had feelings for men at University, and was lucky enough to acquire a boyfriend, I just assumed I was gay.

Eventually I realised bisexuality was really a thing.

I don’t know what role my sexuality plays in my personality, but the 1980s weren’t always easy. Nowadays I don’t feel any need to hide from my colleagues or clients. I feel accepted and welcome. My skill as a lawyer is what really counts. I practice in the commercial world and the focus is rightly on my ability not my identity. But I worry bisexuals can get a bit forgotten, so I think a bit of visibility is no bad thing.