Sept. 23 is Bi Visibility Day and Sept. 20-26 is Bi Awareness Week!It’s time to stop forgetting the BTQIA+ portion of LGBTQIA+. Here are some links for your reading pleasure, which may also be used to throw in the face of rude monosexists (:spins Rolodex:).
“We See You: An Open Thread for Bisexual Women Dating Men.” Autostraddle. 28 July 2015.
Braxton Jones. “LGBTQ pride, yes! …how are bisexual couples faring?” The Society Pages. 1 July 2015.
This was written after marriage equality passed. If you note both mainstream press about “marriage equality,” especially in light of Kim Davis’s refusal to issue marriage licenses to couples who did not appear to be straight, bisexuals in same-sex or non-hetero-appearing relationships are erased as “gay/lesbian couples.” (For example, where a bi cis man and bi cis woman applying for a marriage license are erased as “straight” but also “pass” to obtain a marriage license, there are plenty of cases of bi/pan/omni people who would have been denied marriage licenses prior to the ruling: two pansexual women, a nonbinary AMAB person and a bisexual trans man whose gender is correctly listed as male on his documents, a lesbian and an omnisexual AFAB agender person… )
But it’s about more than marriage. Discussions of marriage are just another place where non-monosexuals are lumped in with GL.
Evan Rachel Wood tweeted about bierasure and biphobia.
@evanrachelwood True that. As long as I know, the “B” in “LGBT” does not stand for “bullshit”, yet we seem to take it all the fucking time.
— ▼ Olar ▼ (@ForaEsteira) September 17, 2015
In case you missed it, I wrote about bi erasure in social sciences research.
Aud Traher. “Biphobia: Not in My Name.” National LGBT Task Force. 30 Sept. 2014.
On labels, and being both bi and trans.
A.J. Walkley. “Coming Out as Bi: A Lifelong Process.” National LGBT Task Force. 23 Sept. 2013.
Eliel Cruz. “5 Facts to Debunk the Biggest Myths About Dating Bisexual People Once and For All.” Everyday Feminism. 25 April 2015.
Everyday Feminism frequently has great contributions about bi identity and ending bierasure/biphobia.
Maisha Z. Johnson. “9 Lies People Tell You When You Come Out as Bisexual – And How to Heal From Them.” —. 15 Sept. 2015.
Shiri Eisner. Bi: Notes for a Bisexual Revolution. 2013.
Reconsider bisexuality as not just another part of the queer experience but as a revolutionary one. (Please note: Eisner discusses Palestinian/Israeli politics as part of her lived experience, which is not an experience that I share or can comment on.)
Send me your bi links, dear readers!