Bisexuals = people who can ♥ people of SAME/SIMILAR Gender as themselves + can ♥ people of DIFFERENT Genders/Gender Presentations from themselves
Bisexuals - A person whose enduring physical, romantic and/or emotional attraction is to other people of various sexes and/or gender identities. Individuals may experience this attraction in differing ways and degrees over their lifetime. ~BiNet USA Bisexual Media Guide
everybody I know has used heterosexuality as a stepping stone to coming out of the closet as gay or bi, so I think we need to have a serious conversation about whether heterosexuality exists
Pink Purple and Blue are important to the Bisexual Community EVERY Day becasue they are the colours of the Bisexual Pride Flag.
If you look at our post “Easy to make Easter Eggs in the Bisexal Pride Colors” we explained what they mean.
Like so many things in the Bisexual Community it has many layer of meaning. It is so much more than what some think a first glance, just a simple mixing the blue (for boys!) and pink (for girls!), with a nice purple blend of the two in the middle (purple was also adopted as a color for bisexuality in some unofficial capacity). So totally Cisgender and Heteronormative. And so totally incorrect. Just like a lot of the silly myths and stereotypes people try to force onto bisexuals.
Our Bisexual Flag was developed as community project with a person named Michael Page a Bisexual Activist from Florida as the chief designer, and project head. He deliberately used existing (and non-copyrighted) bisexual symbolism, saying, "In designing the Bi Pride Flag, I selected the colors and overlap pattern of the ‘bi angles' symbol.”
The pink represents same-sex attractions (aka gay and lesbian) and the blue is different sex (aka heterosexual) attractions; where those colors overlap in a color gradient of different shades of lavender/purple is attractions to both and all, representing the possibility of attraction anywhere along the entire gender spectrum, (bisexual) .
Which as you’ll notice also is a kind of visual "pun" on the (in)famous Kinsey Scale, with
Pink = representing Kinsey 0: Exclusively Homosexual
Blue = representing Kinsey 6: Exclusively Heterosexual
Purple = representing Kinsey 1 thru 5: all the variations of being bisexual - which is why one (cute) nickname for bisexuals in some parts of the world is the "Purple People" or the "Purple Menace".
and which incidentally is why quite a few Bisexual Groups have names like the “1 to 5 Club”. Bisexuals just cannot seem to stop with all the endless word-play and puns! Even some of our famous books, “Getting Bi: Voices of Bisexuals Around the World” edited by Robyn Ochs, “Bi Any Other Name: Bisexual People Speak Out” edited by Professor Loraine Hutchins, PhD + Lani Kaahumanu, etc., etc. See what we mean? Always with the double + triple meanings and jokes.
But anyway getting back to the colours … also notice how the purple pixels blend unnoticeably into both the pink and blue? Just as the real world where bi folk blend in with both communities.
So this is why on various holidays, and everyday for that matter proud bisexual people find endless ways to include Our Colours into the celebrations.