Bisexuality

Violation

Violation

When I first felt a compulsion to write a piece like this is difficult to pinpoint, but when it began to take shape was today, after I began reading Roxane Gay’s new collection of essays titled Bad Feminist. In short sentences, layered throughout her essays, she evokes her own experience with sexual violence, how it has permeated her life, how it could never be ignored. My experience with sexual v... »

The Queerview Mirror: Bi-Normal

The Queerview Mirror: Bi-Normal

Caution: Contains spoilers for the YA novel Bi-Normal by M.G. Higgins. I read a lot of young adult fiction.  Personally, I think the importance of YA literature in general cannot be overstated because the characters young readers encounter in books help them understand their own experiences.  For queer youth in particular, who are often afraid to talk about what they are feeling and sometimes lack... »

Bisexual but not Binary

Bisexual but not Binary

Hi y’all.* I’m a new contributor to Queereka! This post is about how I came to terms with my bisexuality and the term “bisexual” as a gray-A, non-binary person. I grew up in a small town in PA. No one was gay. “Gay” was just an insult boys hurled at each other. When a family friend got divorced, the rumors that he was gay were just ugly insults, until years late... »

Accidentally Gay

Accidentally Gay

There are a couple of great articles that discuss bisexuality and pansexuality here on Queereka, and on Skepchick. I’d be remiss if I didn’t point to them first, before forging ahead with my own discussion on the topic. There is an amazing article on pansexuality by Heina Dadabhoy, and an amazing article on what not to say to your bisexual acquaintances by Dae. One thing that happens when you do d... »

Tom Daley and Bisexual Invisibility in the Media

Tom Daley and Bisexual Invisibility in the Media

Yesterday, Olympic swimmer Tom Daley told the world, via YouTube, that he was in a committed relationship with another man. Presumably recognizing that the media would immediately characterize him as gay, he also mentioned that he is still attracted to women. While he refused to actually use words like “gay” or “bisexual” to describe his orientation, his admission that he &... »

Bifurious Femininja

First US Administration to Actually Address Bi Issues

I generally don’t like to make a big deal around token gestures. It’s one thing to talk about things and another to actually do something. But this does seem like an important step. For the first time in history, a representative from the White House will be holding a roundtable discussion on bisexual issues, specifically how bisexuals are affected by public health problems, partner vi... »

I Don’t Hate Old White Men: Why Diversity Works

I Don’t Hate Old White Men: Why Diversity Works

Ok, we’ve done this topic to death, I know, but hear me out. I had An Experience that I want to share, it’s appropriate for the site, and for some reason they let me write about what I want. Hopefully I won’t get tedious enough for them to stop me. If they can… How many of you are sick of the accusation that because you, quite accurately, point out that the atheist movement... »

Myths and Misconceptions about Bisexuality (or, “What not to say to your bisexual acquaintances”): Part 2

Myths and Misconceptions about Bisexuality (or, “What not to say to your bisexual acquaintances”): Part 2

This is the second part of two; the first half was posted yesterday. 5.  “You’re just doing it/saying that for attention.”  This is something of a sub-myth to 2 and 3, but it gets its own spot because it is rampant (applied to women; I’ve never heard it applied to men, but please comment if you have, as I am curious) and extremely offensive.  Everything said in 2-3 applies, but there’s the added b... »

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