Bisexuality

Why The Bisexual Slut Stereotype Is Harmful

Why The Bisexual Slut Stereotype Is Harmful

[CN: Biphobia, Slut Shaming, Sexism, Rape] Last week on his Focus on the (heteronormative patriarchal) Family radio show, James Dobson once again ranted and raved about how marriage equality will lead to Christian persecution and all that bullshit. Which isn’t really news; at this point if Dobson said anything nice about queer people, it would be the biggest news story of the century. But on... »

Iceman is gay because a straight telepath said so.

Iceman is gay because a straight telepath said so.

If you’re a comic book fan you probably already know that Iceman of the X-Men has been outed as gay. It’s been covered extensively in the press and that, I think, is a good thing representation.Or rather it would be in any other circumstance. In the past I’ve felt ambivalent toward other super-outings. When Prodigy of The Young Avengers was outed as bi I was ambivalent. The context read like the a... »

Little White Lies

Little White Lies

Hi and welcome to 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. To a jealous girlfriend I will never cheat on you with a man. I promise, when I cheat on you it will definitely be with your ex because you have amazing taste in women.   To Celebrities I Secretly Think Are Queer... »

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... »

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