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.
There's an assumption about bisexuals who are more promiscuous: We're incapable of being honest, communicative or introspective. Where in fact, that's not the case.
I didn't think bisexuality was an option, at least in the beginning. By the end, I knew it was a valid sexuality, but still, something was holding me back. The label seemed more daunting than identifying as gay or frankly anything else.
I've been thinking about the devious and devilish demagoguery of the North Carolina legislators and Governor who quickly passed House Bill 2 (HB2) on ...
I'm sorry that we didn't do a better job of shielding you from the pitfalls, of protecting you and offering guidance those times you were unsure or felt like you were all alone. I've asked myself a million times, 'Who cries for the little Black gay boy?'
Bisexually-oriented people often spend years asking themselves 'am I bisexual?' without reaching a conclusion, influenced by society's misconceptions that bisexuality doesn't exist or that you need to be equally attracted to men and women to be a 'true' bisexual.
On top of time and patience, we also must be willing to teach and guide our allies.
We all know what societies like ours do to threats. We criminalize, prosecute and incarcerate them. We discredit and marginalize them. We invisibilize and forget them. That is why I will continue to say the names of those Black folks whose lives have been cut short by racism and brutality of all forms.
I'm not straight; I'm bisexual. Appearing as straight and being straight are two different things. The privilege I gain from appearing straight is taken away the moment my sexual orientation is revealed. I wanted to make that clear.
Falling in the middle, both in body and with how I dress, is what makes me comfortable. I feel attractive when I take time to do makeup or sculpt my facial hair, I feel desirable in a flippy skirt or click-clacking boots.
As I think back to my own history, I often wonder if I was introduced to James Baldwin's Giovanni's Room in my high school English class if, or how, my whole life would be different. I also think about how far we've come, as well as how desperately far we need to go.
Just as it would be unwise for a doctor to prescribe a new regimen of medicine and then never check in with the patient to confirm they in fact got healthy, so it seems premature for funders to exit the LGBTQ space after marriage equality without addressing the underlying societal issues that keep LGBTQ people down.
Well, what can I say? I do prefer it when people tell me straight in the face that they know, instead of judging silently from afar. Honest, unwarranted verification of my gayness doesn't cause me any anxiety or distress at all.
Bisexuals face additional challenges, even when in different-sex relationships. And while I might not fear walking down the street holding hands with a woman, that doesn't mean I have "straight privilege."
Laughter, solidarity, and conviviality were in the air at a quietly remarkable event in a Nairobi hotel on February 12. Yet the subject matter discuss...
The Catholic Church constructs barriers while speaking in doublespeak saying "we love you," "we welcome you," "we offer you 'Christian love,'" and "we are here to help you change your unwanted attractions and gender identities and expressions."