Bisexuality

Is It My Job To Educate Cis Straight People?

Is It My Job To Educate Cis Straight People?

(The following post is an updated version of one of my old blog posts.) A few months ago, Miri Mogilevsky wrote a common occurrence that happens in the Social Justice Blogsophere: Person A is writing about or discussing Social Justice Things online. Person B comes across Person A’s writing or discussions, perhaps on Twitter or Tumblr, and has a basic-level question about Social Justice Things–some... »

The Internet Helped Me Come Out But Made Me Terrified of Lesbians

The Internet Helped Me Come Out But Made Me Terrified of Lesbians

It was 3 am on a Friday night my sophomore year of college. I was lying in bed next to one of my friends, she snuggled closer to me, the perpetual blanket thief, and I looked at her and realized consciously for the first time that these feelings I was having weren’t just friendship, that when I kissed her I wasn’t just joking around. As a strong, independent twenty-first woman who grew up in the q... »

Like a Horse and Carriage

Like a Horse and Carriage

Last week, American Atheists’ Jamila Bey spoke at the yearly meeting of CPAC, the Conservative Political Action Committee. To give you some idea of CPAC’s tenor, this year’s highlights include: Phil Robertson, patriarch of Duck Dynasty, said that “I believe Jesus came down from Heaven in flesh 2000 and 15-years ago. I believe he paid for all of my rotten sins, and I have a lot. But I’m not the onl... »

Coming Out Story: From Fundamentalism to Acceptance

Coming Out Story: From Fundamentalism to Acceptance

Today’s Coming Out Story is mine, but also involves the coming out of my best friend, Erik. I share our story with his permission. My best friend is Erik, a lanky boy I met on the school bus when we were both in the 4th grade. We bonded because we were both social outcasts—me for my faith, and him because of his effeminate mannerisms and the way he loved video games. These things were mutually hat... »

The Bisexual’s 14 Step Guide to Being Celibate & Alone Forever

The Bisexual’s 14 Step Guide to Being Celibate & Alone Forever

Hi and welcome to our first column of The B, the new biweekly column made by and for bisexuals, pansexuals, the sexually fluid, queer, and anyone else who is attracted to people of more than one gender. “Bisexuality immediately doubles your chances for a date on Saturday night.” – Woody Allen It is well known that bisexuals are hyperactive nymphomaniacs, constantly and eagerly fe... »

Still Waiting After All These Years: FDA and Gay Blood Donation

Still Waiting After All These Years: FDA and Gay Blood Donation

Update (December 30, 2014): The FDA recently announced that it would relax the lifetime ban on blood donation for men who have sex with men. Instead of banning all men who have had sex with men after 1976 for life the new rule permits gay men who have been celibate for a year to donate. This rule does not make exceptions for monogamous partnerships. It’s not the comprehensive, behavioral ris... »

Gay Wizards: Role Playing Games and LGBT Inclusivity

Gay Wizards: Role Playing Games and LGBT Inclusivity

Wizards of the Coast quietly made a stir recently with the release of the new Basic Rules for the 5th Edition of Dungeons and Dragons. Nestled on page 33 is a section about determining the sex/gender of a character that makes the inclusion of LGBT characters explicit. “You can play a male or female character without gaining any special benefits or hindrances. Think about how your character does or... »

An Unfortunate Phrase

An Unfortunate Phrase

“I don’t agree with being gay but…” If you are queer in this world, or even if you’re straight, you’ve probably heard this unfortunate phrase, or some permutation of it. “I don’t agree with being gay but…” Usually by the time they get to the “but” part I’m so angry that I don’t really hear what they say afterwards, because to me it doesn’t really matter. They’ve already blotted me, my partne... »

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