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Bisexual Myths

Bi-erasure in Orange Is the New Black

A.J. Walkley | Posted 10.23.2013 | Gay Voices
A.J. Walkley

When we see a potentially promising character like Piper, oftentimes we become hopeful that there is finally a positive bisexual role for us to watch. When that role eschews the term "bisexual" in every single instance for another term, however, that hope diminishes.

The Revolution Will Definitely Be Bisexual

Amy Andre | Posted 08.31.2013 | Gay Voices
Amy Andre

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. But one place she goes that I don't quite get yet is her response to the common bi comeback to the myth that bisexuality doesn't really exist.

Bisexual: Not Such A Dirty Word

Daniel Browne | Posted 04.16.2013 | Gay 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.

Heterosexual Privilege And Bisexual Hearts

Amy Andre | Posted 01.13.2013 | Gay 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.

Bisexual In A Gay/Straight World

A.J. Walkley | Posted 06.16.2012 | Gay Voices
A.J. Walkley

We've all heard the stereotypes: indecisive, confused, wanting the best of both worlds, promiscuous, gay or lesbian in transition, engaging in a fad, seeking attention. If you identify as "bisexual," you've likely encountered at least a few of these clichés.

8 Common Myths About Bisexuality

Maria Burnham | Posted 03.11.2012 | Gay 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?