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Biphobia

From Kuwait to West Hollywood

Sushant Naidu | Posted 12.14.2016 | Queer Voices
Sushant Naidu

I know about the history and political plight of LGBT people around the world but in that moment all I can feel is empathy and heartbreak for our journey. I have known that decriminalizing homosexuality and legalizing gay marriage can't really end LGBT-phobia.

Bisexuals Lack Support -- and It's Literally Killing Us

Nicole Kristal | Posted 04.04.2016 | Queer Voices
Nicole Kristal

Failure to acknowledge and address biphobia has had a powerful impact on bisexual health, forcing our risk factors to skyrocket past those of gay and lesbian people.

MTV's 'Faking It' Big Bisexual Blunder

Eliel Cruz | Posted 10.30.2016 | Entertainment
Eliel Cruz

When Faking It introduced a bisexual male character, Wade, a few episodes ago, I was excited for all of two seconds. That glimmer of hope passed quickly. It took maybe half an episode to show this bisexual character is one big walking trope.

Biphobia Is a Destructive Force in Our Community -- And It Needs to Stop

Neil Endicott | Posted 08.11.2016 | Queer Voices
Neil Endicott

Biphobia pushes many of us to hide in the closet to avoid ridicule and rejection. It can affect our well-being and sense of identity. Looking back on my own experience, some relatively small incidences of biphobia had a large and negative effect on my life.

Bisexuals Exist... Really (VIDEO)

Nathan Manske | Posted 04.23.2014 | Queer Voices
Nathan Manske

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Being Bi: Coming Out to Both LGBT and Non-LGBT Communities

Anna Aagenes | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Anna Aagenes

What may surprise most of the people whom I come out to is that the most difficult criticism I face for identifying as bisexual comes from the LGBT community itself.

Why Wouldn't We? The Sad Truth About Biphobia

Amy Andre | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Amy Andre

Biphobia is sad. It's sad to think that there are people out there who don't believe that love is possible unless it is in these very narrow confines related to gender. It's sad that these people are walking around with such a dim view of the potential of the human heart.

Is Bisexuality A Choice?

Lauren Michelle Kinsey | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Lauren Michelle Kinsey

When someone asks a bisexual person if their sexual orientation is a choice, they are often wondering, "Could you be heterosexual if you just tried hard enough?"

Bisexual: Not Such A Dirty Word

Daniel Browne | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Daniel Browne

The world is becoming a more tolerant and accepting place. Differing sexualities are more acceptable in society now than they were in the past. However, there's one aspect of sexuality that remains misunderstood, feared and not as accepted as one may think: bisexuality.

Why Would Someone Not Want To Identify As Bisexual?

A.J. Walkley | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
A.J. Walkley

The stereotypes, the biases, the invisibility, the lack of inclusion: These might be considered the top four reasons that many individuals who would otherwise readily identify as bisexual decide to maintain a distance from the label.

The Top 5 Bisexual News Stories Of 2012

Lauren Michelle Kinsey | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Lauren Michelle Kinsey

2012 was a significant year for bisexual visibility. With the bisexual rights movement reaching the age of an adult, there were many signs of it becoming more established and successful.

Should We Forego Marriage Until Equality?

A.J. Walkley | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
A.J. Walkley

Should bisexual people in the United States who are in opposite-sex relationships forego marriage until all people have the right to marry the person they love? There's no easy answer. What would be accomplished by doing that? Would it help bring about marriage equality?

The Associated Press And Terms Like 'Homophobia'

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Warren J. Blumenfeld

The AP revealed recently that its stylebook will no longer include the word "homophobia" in political or social contexts. Oddly, and for entirely different reasons, I agree that the terms like "homophobia," "biphobia" and "transphobia" are imprecise at best, so I, too, find them problematic.

Heterosexual Privilege And Bisexual Hearts

Amy Andre | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Amy Andre

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. I have four responses.

How To Come Out As Bisexual

Faith Cheltenham | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Faith Cheltenham

The coming-out stages for many bisexual people are complex and often take years to complete. While everyone's experience is different, over time I've seen some commonalities for bi folks making their journey to freedom.

Gay Chicago TV Tackles Bisexuality, Biphobia, and Bi Erasure

Waymon Hudson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Waymon Hudson

We cannot, as a community, be part of erasing a vital and thriving part of our movement and history. In the same fashion, simply throwing a "B" into the acronym LGBT isn't enough-- we have to celebrate, educate, and support bisexual people.

The Bad 'B' Word: A Need For Bisexual Acceptance

A.J. Walkley | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
A.J. Walkley

Why, in this day and age, is the term "bisexual" still a bad word with negative connotations? Why do those who may have identified as bisexual in the past feel the need to find other terms for their sexuality today?

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

Amy Andre | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Amy Andre

In this two-part interview I got a chance to learn more about Dr. Diamond's research, her precedent-setting commitment to the truth about bisexual lives and lesbian desires, and how she stands up to bigots at the federal level. Here is part two.

The Doctor Is Out... And Outspoken: An Interview With Dr. Lisa Diamond

Amy Andre | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Amy Andre

In this two-part interview I got a chance to learn more about Dr. Diamond's research, her precedent-setting commitment to the truth about bisexual lives and lesbian desires, and how she stands up to bigots at the federal level. Here is part one.

Why Can't Jessie J Be Bi?

Amy Andre | Posted 06.25.2012 | Celebrity
Amy Andre

Singer Jessie J is in the news because of her sexuality again. But this time, it's not because of something the bi artist has done. It's because of something an unofficial biographer says she hasn't done. And that thing is: have sex with men.

Adrienne Williams, Bi Social Network Founder, Talks 'I Am Visible' Campaign and Snagging Alan Cumming

Amy Andre | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Amy Andre

Adrienne Williams created a campaign called I Am Visible, featuring a range of people who identify as bi, from bisexuals next door to one very famous bisexual on the big and small screen: Alan Cumming.

8 Common Myths About Bisexuality

Maria Burnham | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Maria Burnham

I have friends telling me that deep down they know I'm gay, and others who have confessed that they've always thought I was straight and just figured I'd eventually find the right guy. Why can't they just take what I say as the honest and only truth?

Being Bi in a Gay World

Maria Burnham | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Maria Burnham

When you belong to a group of people who are categorically discriminated against, when you are having to defend yourself or your lifestyle on a regular basis, wouldn't that cause you to be less judgmental all around?

Dear Molli: An Open Letter to a Bullied Bi Teen

Amy Andre | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Amy Andre

Thank you for knowing that it gets better. What you might not know yet is that you're making it better. In speaking up about your life, you've made it better for countless other bi youth -- and bi adults -- who are dealing with biphobic violence every day.