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Amy Andre
Featured from CNN to PBS to Cosmo for her bi/LGBT activism, Amy Andre is the co-author of Bisexual Health. She holds a master’s degree in sexuality studies and, as a Point Foundation Scholar, earned an MBA from the University of California, Berkeley.

Amy’s writing appears in countless places, such as AlterNet, the Bilerico Project, Bridges: A Jewish Feminist Journal, ColorLines, Curve, and the Miami Herald. She has essays in the books LGBTQ America Today, Nobody Passes: Rejecting the Rules of Gender and Conformity, Waking Up American: Coming of Age Bi-Culturally, Getting Bi: Voices of Bisexuals Around the World, and many more.

An in-demand speaker on bisexual health and other issues facing the LGBT community, Amy has educated thousands of people at over 100 universities and companies, including Harvard, Stanford Medical School, and Microsoft.

Entries by Amy Andre

Hobby Lobby Is Already about Us: LGBT Hetero-Sex

(0) Comments | Posted July 8, 2014 | 9:38 AM

Many, if not most, LGBT people need to use birth control. Let me break down why that is, from a statistical point of view. First, let's look at the LGB portion of our community. Study after study -- from UCLA's Williams Institute, to the HRC, to...

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The Scientific Quest to Prove That The New York Times Exists

(17) Comments | Posted March 26, 2014 | 9:46 AM

The New York Times seems to exist. There are millions of copies in print, proclaiming that they are, in fact, The New York Times. They each have the New York Times label proudly emblazoned on their mastheads. Many people interact with issues of The New York Times. Some are even...

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Nothing About Us Without Us

(6) Comments | Posted September 26, 2013 | 7:38 PM

On Sept. 23, 2013, a group of 33 bisexual activists met with federal officials at the White House's East Wing for a closed-door bisexual roundtable. The group represented every major bisexual organization in the U.S. I was in this group, and I'd like to share what I told...

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Obama Administration Invites Bisexual Leaders to the White House

(7) Comments | Posted August 27, 2013 | 11:16 AM

In previous articles, I've talked about the great need for attention to be paid to issues that are unique to the bi community. Well, now it looks like our administration is doing just that. USA Today and other media sources are reporting...

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The Revolution Will Definitely Be Bisexual

(14) Comments | Posted July 1, 2013 | 6:23 PM

There's a new book out, and it aims to spark a revolution in bi politics. It's Bi: Notes for a Bisexual Revolution, by Shiri Eisner. Let's talk about it.

As I mentioned in my last post, I just had a baby. Yay! But that means my time...

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Why Wouldn't We? The Sad Truth About Biphobia

(30) Comments | Posted June 27, 2013 | 5:06 PM

I haven't written on The Huffington Post in a while. I was busy being pregnant and then having a baby, whom I adore. My child keeps me plenty busy, which means it's hard to find time to write. But this week something happened, and the kid is taking a nap,...

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Closets and Criticisms of LGBT Research (Part 2)

(20) Comments | Posted November 28, 2012 | 5:09 PM

This is a continuation of my last piece, looking at the research of Dr. Gary Gates of the Williams Institute at UCLA. Gates, a gay man and demographer, reports that 50 percent of people who identify as either gay, lesbian or bisexual...

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Closets and Criticisms of LGBT Research (Part 1)

(30) Comments | Posted November 21, 2012 | 10:26 PM

If you've read some of the pieces I've written here on The Huffington Post, you've probably seen me reference the Williams Institute, an LGBT think tank at UCLA, and demographer Dr. Gary Gates, who is one of the institute's leading scholars. Gates...

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Heterosexual Privilege and Bisexual Hearts

(30) Comments | Posted November 13, 2012 | 10:14 AM

In response to an article I recently wrote about bisexual celebrities, a commenter raised the question of bisexuals flocking to heterosexual privilege through different-sex relationships. This person wrote:

I think with many lesbian or gay people who date bisexuals, there is an inherent fear: the bisexual member could...
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When Bi Celebrities Get Married

(57) Comments | Posted November 6, 2012 | 2:25 PM

Bisexual actress Evan Rachel Wood got married to a man the other day. Afterwards, a Twitter follower tweeted at her:

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On Dating Men, and Hate Crimes at Home

(9) Comments | Posted October 16, 2012 | 12:04 PM

A new report from the Williams Institute shows that bisexual women and gay men experience higher rates of domestic-violence victimization than people of other gender-and-sexual-orientation combinations. The stats about bisexual women, unfortunately, came as no surprise. The fact that bisexual women are more likely than women of other...

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Bi Activists in the White House (Part 2)

(0) Comments | Posted June 21, 2012 | 12:32 PM

Last week I wrote about a group of bi activists who were getting ready to attend President Obama's annual LGBT Pride Reception, which took place Friday, June 15. This week I followed up with them to learn how the experience went. As last time, I talked with Lauren...

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Bi Activists in the White House

(0) Comments | Posted June 13, 2012 | 4:04 PM

This year, as he has done each year since taking office, President Obama has included bisexual activists in his annual LGBT Pride Reception, taking place Friday, June 15. I had the opportunity to speak with some of this year's bi guests to learn how they are gearing up for their...

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The Doctor Is Out... And Outspoken: An Interview With Dr. Lisa Diamond (Part 2)

(1) Comments | Posted May 23, 2012 | 4:01 PM

When Dr. Lisa Diamond gave a keynote speech at the recent BECAUSE conference, I just had to sit up and listen. As whipsmart as she is unapologetically outspoken, this University of Utah psychology professor has her finger on the pulse of human sexuality research -- and...

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The Doctor Is Out... And Outspoken: An Interview With Dr. Lisa Diamond (Part 1)

(6) Comments | Posted May 15, 2012 | 4:04 PM

When Dr. Lisa Diamond gave a keynote speech at the recent BECAUSE conference, I just had to sit up and listen. As whipsmart as she is unapologetically outspoken, this University of Utah psychology professor has her finger on the pulse of human sexuality research -- and...

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Why Can't Jessie J Be Bi?

(25) Comments | Posted April 25, 2012 | 3:59 PM

Singer Jessie J, 24, is in the news because of her sexuality again. But this time, it's not because of something the out and outspoken bi artist has done. Just the opposite. This time, it's because of something an unofficial biographer says she hasn't done. And that thing...

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20 Years of Bisexual Conferencing with BECAUSE

(1) Comments | Posted April 11, 2012 | 12:07 PM

"I've identified as bisexual since I was 13, so for me bisexuality has been a 40-year 'phase,'" jokes Lou Hoffman, who has been a bi activist since the '80s. "I'm married to another bisexual, and our twin kids identify as straight, so I guess it's not catching."

Lou and I...

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Federal Focus on Bi and Trans Health: An Interview with SAMHSA's Dr. Michelle Carnes

(0) Comments | Posted April 3, 2012 | 12:37 PM

Dr. Michelle Carnes is a public health analyst with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), a federal agency based in Maryland. She is also part of the agency's Sexual and Gender Minority Interest Group, which was involved in organizing a very special event April 3...

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Is Azealia Banks Really Bi Or Just Trying to Get Attention?

(9) Comments | Posted March 13, 2012 | 10:33 AM

One of the first times up-and-coming rapper Azealia Banks was featured in a major publication, it was in the Fashion & Style section of The New York Times. At the end of the article, journalist John Ortved discusses her sexuality, writing, "Ms. Banks considers herself bisexual,...

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'Donorsexual,' from the Other Side of the Bed

(7) Comments | Posted February 15, 2012 | 1:09 PM

The newest sexual orientation term floating around is "donorsexual." Mostly, it's been used to describe "super-donor" Trent Arsenault, a 36-year-old Californian virgin who donates a lot of sperm, and makes videos of himself prepping the donations (i.e., masturbating). Trent's donation activities have resulted in many children, and I...

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