Once upon a time, when the bi world was young (1987-1990 or so) and some of us were a bit younger, all the American bi activists seemed to know each other.
Do people "retire" from activism? Can you truly retire from a cause you believe in?
I'm tired of scientists, sociologists, politicians and religious leaders pontificating on whether I exist.
Creating safe and supportive spaces for bi people is life-saving. If nothing else, I hope that March's awareness campaign motivates others to recognize that fact and start creating those spaces in their communities.
Even if these writers concede -- with hesitation of course -- that us bisexuals exist, now we do so without a cultural identity?
Consulting a few bisexuals, only for quotes in dismissive pieces like the aforementioned, doesn't make up for not running stories on what is really happening in everyday bisexual people's lives. We are so much more than our habits in the bedroom.
Why is bisexuality's existence so dubious that we need science to prove to us this observable behavior of historical record, and attested to by vast personal experience, exists anyway? The reason is twofold.
I dare you to find even one (legitimate) scientist on the planet who is on any quest to prove that bisexuals do or don't exist. So why would a paper with as storied a tradition and valuable a reputation as The New York Times put out an article with the title "The Scientific Quest to Prove That Bisexuality Exists"?
I'm really no more different from my LGT and straight friends, just that I'm aware that historically I have had a slightly expanded sense of attraction. But that doesn't make me any less a part of the LGT community nor the straight community.
Earlier I asked you what you wanted me to say in the annual meeting with HHS Secretary Sebelius, now I'm back to report out on the meeting itself. Our top ask was for a clear prohibition on overt discrimination in health care.
So, maybe nobody in your immediate family is LGBT, or in your group of friends, or at your church, but there are thousands and thousands of us like you. Our stomachs know butterflies and our hearts know love, just not for a person of the other sex.
LGBTQ organizations need to commit themselves to serving every letter of our acronym and stop using the suffering of the bisexual community to make their own numbers look more dire.
It took me a long time to grasp this complexity, and I am still discovering what it means for me. I am grateful for those who help me know I dwell in a place of both/and, not either/or, where I can appreciate the wholeness of God and every human being.
I like men and women. There is no question in my mind. Honestly, I find it hard to sometimes see how you could only be attracted to one sex.
Imagine my surprise when I realized that several of my treasured workout songs are sung by a woman I first met at a meeting to plan a trans visibility action.
I've realized that many friends and clients quietly abandoned hook-up apps. While the voluntary withdrawal is justified by slightly different reasons; there seems to be a common complaint: a high level of stress associated with usage.