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Coming Out as Bisexual

I Can't Help It: I Love Being Fetishized as a Bisexual Man

Zachary Zane | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Zachary Zane

Many straight women and gay men refuse to date me. They believe false misconceptions about my (bi)sexuality: I can't be monogamous, I'm inevitably going to leave them for someone of another gender, or I'm in denial of being "full-blown" gay.

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

Neil Endicott | Posted 02.02.2016 | 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.

Bisexual Visibility Day

Alex Berg | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Alex Berg

Today is Bisexual Visibility Day, a time for bisexual people and our allies around the world to celebrate our attraction to more than one gender. And, the word "visibility" is key.

When I Call Myself Bisexual

Don Weise | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Don Weise

I'd like to be free to consider myself a gay man who's fundamentally bisexual or a bisexual who's primarily gay. I don't know that it matters which I choose, or if I choose. What matters to me is coming to the most authentic expression of who I truly am and living from that place, openly.

Positively Bi: Gender Differences in Stigma Against Bisexuals

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

We wanted to address this question because of the fact that it comes up in discussions about bisexuals frequently, whether or not bisexuals are even part of the conversation. In many ways, the question itself is problematic.

No Label Is No Community

Patrick RichardsFink | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Patrick RichardsFink

It's not the label people hate you for. So what is the problem, if it's not the label? It's not fitting into boxes. Not fulfilling your assigned role. Being too queer. Refusing to toe the proverbial line. That's what they hate.

New Study Reveals How Many People Really Feel About Bisexuality

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Both heterosexual men and women have serious doubts about bisexuality as a "legitimate sexual orientation," a new study has found. The analysis, l...

My Bisexual Awakening

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

Ever since college, when I slowly came to grips with my bisexual identity, I have had a fear in the back of my mind. In every relationship, a little voice has always been there, questioning, "If you commit to one gender, won't you miss the other genders?"

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.

The Reason 'Celebrate Bisexuality Day' Exists

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

By Alexandra Churchill for You can thank Gigi Raven Wilbur, Michael Page and Wendy Curry for this milestone in the movement. There ar...

Out, Proud, Bi

Patrick RichardsFink | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Patrick RichardsFink

It's an unfortunate reality that the LGBT community doesn't always provide that support for the people who identify as the B. Instead, too often, we are greeted with suspicion, with disdain, with challenges to our maturity, our veracity, our loyalty, and our very existence.

Always the Stranger: Being Out and Bi

Rev. Dr. Janet Edwards | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Rev. Dr. Janet Edwards

I've been out as bisexual to myself and my world for about 15 years, acknowledging that I am able to love both men and women. One of the things I have learned through these years is that being out as bi tends to make me a stranger across the spectrum of sexual orientation.

What's The Best Way To Come Out As Bisexual At Work?

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

What's the best way to come out as bisexual? That's the question Dave Rubin posed to "Real L Word" cast member Whitney Mixter and YouTube personali...

How Do You Come Out To Your Parents As Bisexual?

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

This month's question came from a reader who has been struggling to come out to her parents as bisexual, because they view bisexuals as "cheating gross people who should only stick to either same sex or opposite sex partners." She is looking for ways to educate them.

Why Would Someone Want To Identify As Bisexual?

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

Our last post was focused on all the reasons that someone wouldn't want to identify as bisexual. However, there are just as many reasons why someone would want to proudly claim their identity.

Clive Davis Reveals He's Bisexual

AP | MESFIN FEKADU | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

NEW YORK -- Record executive Clive Davis says he's bisexual. In his new memoir, out Tuesday, the twice-divorced 80-year-old reveals that he had sex w...

For Bi Guys Thinking Of Coming Out

Patrick RichardsFink | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Patrick RichardsFink

Reach out and join the bisexual community. Knowing them -- knowing us -- will help you, and by joining the community you also make it larger, and thus you make it easier for the next bi guy to come out and be himself on his own terms.

Is Bisexuality The New Gay?

YourTango | Denise LaFrance | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Bisexuality is the new gay. By this I mean that since homosexuality is becoming increasingly acceptable in the United States, the proverbial torch has...

Is There A Need To Come Out?

Daniel Browne | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Daniel Browne

I often find myself wondering why the hell people have to come out as lesbian, gay or bisexual (LGB). Heterosexual people never come out as straight, so why must we make an announcement?

Like Me

Jess Wilson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Jess Wilson

I married a wonderful man. I had babies. I love him dearly, and I adore my life. To all the world I am a straight woman. I live with the privilege of that assumption. And by allowing that assumption to stand, I also allow ignorance to stand. Not anymore.

30 Days Of Holiday LGBT Giving: Bisexual Resource Center

The Huffington Post | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Note: This holiday season, in lieu of a traditional holiday gift guide, we'll be featuring a different LGBT organization each day for our "30 Days Of ...

Are Closeted Bisexuals The Reason For Bi Invisibility?

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

It's almost a "chicken or the egg" question: Does society and the LGBT community at large need to become more accepting before bisexuals come out en masse, or do bisexuals need to come out before more acceptance is possible?

My Open Letter To A Single Dad Who Just Came Out As Bi

Rob Watson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Rob Watson

You are carrying precious cargo, that bundle named Noah, and he will be watching. How much self-worth and self-confidence he allows for himself will be guided, in no small part, by the self-worth and self-confidence he sees modeled by his dad.

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.

Is Azealia Banks Really Bi, Or Just Trying To Get Attention?

Amy Andre | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Amy Andre

Could it be that, in the course of us paying attention to her, looking at her, examining her visually, she is feeling compelled to say what so many of us bisexuals say every day and every time we come out: "You can look all you want, but there are things you'll never see"?