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Do Bisexuals Always See Beyond Gender?

Lauren Michelle Kinsey | Posted 03.31.2013 | Gay Voices
Lauren Michelle Kinsey

It's a common misconception that all bisexuals are "gender-blind." Both gender-influenced and gender-free attraction patterns are part of the normal, healthy variation of human sexuality.

Is Bisexuality The New Gay?

YourTango | Denise LaFrance | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay 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...

Does 'Bisexual' Imply That There Are Only Two Genders?

A.J. Walkley | Posted 03.18.2013 | Gay Voices
A.J. Walkley

The idea that bisexuals are attracted to only two genders is an incredibly common stereotype of all bisexuals. Many people assume that the "bi" aspect of the word "bisexuality" implies a gender binary, and that those who identify as bisexual are only attracted to males and females.

Like Me

Jess Wilson | Posted 03.10.2013 | Gay 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.

Are Closeted Bisexuals The Reason For Bi Invisibility?

A.J. Walkley | Posted 02.27.2013 | Gay 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?

The Curious Case Of Ivo Widlak

Faith Cheltenham | Posted 02.18.2013 | Gay Voices
Faith Cheltenham

Unfortunately for Ivo, ignorance regarding bisexuals may have contributed to his deportation hearings. Ivo tells me that he was interrogated by USCIS on his sexual orientation as officers sought to prove his marriage valid since he had been reported as homosexual.

An Invisible Man

Patrick RichardsFink | Posted 02.12.2013 | Gay Voices
Patrick RichardsFink

I'm a middle-aged white male college student. Happily, authentically, monogamously married to a person of another gender for over 20 years with a teenage child. And I am queer. Bisexual, to be precise.

Closets And Criticisms Of LGBT Research (Part 2)

Amy Andre | Posted 01.28.2013 | Gay Voices
Amy Andre

If we count people who are in the closet or "discordant," then sure, that boosts our numbers, but to what end? Why do we need to know how many of us there are? Is the implication that if there are more of us, then we are more deserving of rights?

Closets And Criticisms Of LGBT Research (Part 1)

Amy Andre | Posted 01.21.2013 | Gay Voices
Amy Andre

Dr. Gary Gates has reported that 50 percent of people who identify as lesbian, gay or bisexual identify as bisexual. He's also reported that 3.5 percent of the U.S. adult population identifies as LGB. Detractors seem to feel that the latter percentage is too low and the former too high.

Not Enough Support For Bisexual Youth?

A.J. Walkley | Posted 12.17.2012 | Gay Voices
A.J. Walkley

We have a responsibility to make young bisexuals feel normal, accepted and loved. We have to be the voice at the end of what can be a trying tunnel of confusion, discrimination and pain. By being more vocal, we can be the support so many younger people are searching for.

Berkeley Celebrates First Bisexual Pride Day In U.S.

AP | Posted 09.20.2012 | Gay Voices

BERKELEY, Calif. -- Berkeley on Tuesday became what is thought to be the nation's first city to officially proclaim a day recognizing bisexuals, a sex...

Google Unlocks 'Bisexual' From Auto Complete And Instant Search Functions: Report

Posted 09.11.2012 | Gay Voices

Reports that Google Inc. has unblocked the term "bisexual" from its search algorithm are generating praise from the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transge...

Gay Chicago TV Tackles Bisexuality, Biphobia, and Bi Erasure

Waymon Hudson | Posted 10.22.2012 | Gay 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.

Calling All Bi Role Models: What Bi People Can Do To Help Heal U.S. Wounds

Gary North | Posted 10.13.2012 | Gay Voices
Gary North

I'm here to call on my fellow bi people to step up and set good examples of openness, compassion, and tolerance. Ask folks with whom you disagree to have coffee with you; have guided discussions; have face-to-face, low-key chats; get to know your enemy, frenemy, or others.

Memory Loss And The Political Year

Gary North | Posted 08.26.2012 | Gay Voices
Gary North

I had often heard of collective amnesia, voter apathy, and electoral ignorance, but I had never bought into them as unshakable truisms. Yet now here it was staring me in the face -- in a presidential year. And in part, I was now facing a personal type of amnesia, as well.

Bi Activists In The White House

Amy Andre | Posted 08.13.2012 | Gay Voices
Amy Andre

As he has done each year since taking office, President Obama has included bisexual activists in his annual LGBT Pride Reception, taking place Friday, June 15. I had the opportunity to speak with some of this year's bi guests to learn how they are gearing up for their trip.

Legacy: Looking Back At The Queer/Bi Movement And The Road Ahead

Gary North | Posted 07.15.2012 | Gay Voices
Gary North

What has been accomplished in the 20-plus years that BiNet USA and other such groups have existed? What has lasted in terms of bi visibility and validation since activists quietly or loudly asserted their right to be themselves?

The Map

Gary North | Posted 06.16.2012 | Gay Voices
Gary North

That our relationship disintegrated for reasons other than my sexuality per se is, in a quiet way, positive testimony of the then-young woman's integrity and, yes, love.

What Bisexual Means To Me, And Why I Claim The Title

Maria Burnham | Posted 04.17.2012 | Gay Voices
Maria Burnham

I was wary of adopting a label and all its connotations, and furthermore, I wasn't even sure if I could qualify as bisexual. Did one girlfriend in a pool of boyfriends grant me admission?

WATCH: Bi Youth Speak Out On YouTube

Amy Andre | Posted 04.07.2012 | Gay Voices
Amy Andre

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Bis Who Buy: Bi-Identified Consumers and Saving the Economy

Gary North | Posted 02.22.2012 | Gay Voices
Gary North

Consumers -- bi and otherwise -- vote with their money, wittingly or not: support a pizza chain or hamburger giant whose food you like but whose mogul funds anti-gay efforts, and you've supported your enemy.

Yes, Bisexual Men Exist, Report Says

The New York Times | Posted 10.22.2011 | Healthy Living

In an unusual scientific about-face, researchers at Northwestern University have found evidence that at least some men who identify themselves as bise...

Getting Your Numbers Straight, So to Speak

Ellyn Ruthstrom | Posted 06.14.2011 | Politics
Ellyn Ruthstrom

Recent headlines about "how many gay people there are" sadly demonstrated once again that no good deed goes unpunished. Once again the bisexual community is completely erased from the coverage.

A Gay Protester Responds to Cardinal George's Criticism

Andy Thayer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Andy Thayer

Chicago's Cardinal Francis George recently took pro-gay activists to task for our protest Sunday morning in front of Holy Name Cathedral against his anti-gay policies.

Coming: A Rock Musical of Biblical Proportions

Liz Black | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Liz Black

If you're religious to the point you refuse evolution as a concept, this is not the play for you. But for the rest of the world, Coming is that bitch-slap that will shock you and leave its impression after you leave.