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Definition: Bisexual = people who ♥ people of Same/Similar Gender as themselves + ♥ 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


DEFINITION OF BISEXUALITY: I call myself bisexual because I acknowledge that I have in myself the potential to be attracted - romantically and/or sexually - to people of more than one sex and/or gender, not necessarily at the same time, not necessarily in the same way, and not necessarily to the same degree.  from “Selected Quotes” by Robyn Ochs

Bisexuals = people who can people of SAME/SIMILAR Gender as them + can people of DIFFERENT Genders/Gender Presentations from themselves ~Anonymous via Twitter


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Bisexual Umbrella from La bisexualidad es un concepto paraguas by Lille Skvat
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It’s a gift from God to be attracted to both sexes. It’s like being able to write with both hands.
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National LGBTQ Task Force Has A New Name — Will It Have More Inclusive Programs to Match?

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With little fanfare, the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force changed its name to the National LGBTQ Task Force last week

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It would have been powerful to see the Task Force get ahead of the political curve with its naming and mission. Instead, its name change coincides with a political and cultural moment when transgender and bisexual people have seen a burst in acceptance and success in achieving policy needs

.  .  .  The group’s future actions and inclusivity will speak much louder than its name, said bisexual activist Lynnette McFadzen, the creator of the BiCast. The Task Force has a history of excluding bi and trans needs from its programs, though it’s improved in recent years, she said.

“The real issue isn’t their name, it’s their conduct, and that’s something they need to work on,” McFadzen said. “If they conducted themselves as an inclusive task force, that would be great. I’m not concerned about the alphabet soup.”

But they still have work to do. The organization left the bi community stunned when it published an piece from one of its staff members called “Bye Bye Bi, Hello Queer” on Celebrate Bisexuality Day.

The article called for a rejection of the term bisexuality based on outdated definitions of the term that enforce a binary understanding that the bi community itself doesn’t use.

The Task Force also published a positive article about bisexuality on the same day, and it later published a counter article from trans and bi writer Aud Traher. Weeks later, it took the offensive post down and posted a brief apology.

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But on a side note queer folks let’s bring on some statistics, okay:

  • Bisexuals are at the bottom of tolerance levels, just above intravenous drug users, according to a survey of 1,334 heteros
  • Bi youth between 14 and 21 are more likely to be suicidal than any other sexually identified group—University of Minnesota
  • One out of three lesbians believed that bisexuality does not exist, giving responses like: “I was born [homosexual]; some are born heterosexual. I find it hard to believe that people can be bisexual.”
  •  Bisexuals have significantly lower incomes than heterosexuals, gays and lesbians. Gay men and lesbians earn between 2 and 3 percent less than heterosexuals, while bisexuals earn between 10 and 15 percent less than heterosexuals
  • Nearly half of all bisexual women are survivors of rape.
  • Bisexuals face greater physical and mental health disparities than lesbians, gays, and the broader population. Bisexuals are also less likely to have access to insurance or financial resources for health care.

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People who criticise the gender binary but support the sex binary.

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nooffswitch:

"No labels" rhetoric isolates people from their community, history and culture. It keeps people from being able to articulate themselves and ask for what they need. It promotes a false sense of unity that only serves to further the dominant classes in society. It is a lazy way of getting out of understanding and digesting complex issues. I dislike this rhetoric and approach.

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"he likes girls too much to be gay"

wait hold on i have an idea
what if, no, hear me out, what if
bisexual

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Think about anyone who has come out as bisexual in the media. Megan Fox, Billie Joe Armstrong, Margaret Cho, Anna Paquin, Megan Mullally, David Bowie, Angelina Jolie.

Their sexuality is usually glossed over — often times, the media decides the person is either gay or straight, depending the relationship they are currently in or the relationship they get into in the future. If a man comes out as bisexual and in the future gets into a relationship with another man, people generally define him as homosexual (such as Alan Cumming). It’s important to note both homosexual and heterosexual people are monosexual and only attracted to one gender. In saying someone is straight or gay based on who they are currently with totally negates an individual’s identity.

Several people throughout have been classified as monosexual, despite identifying as bi. Marlon Brando himself was bisexual and he’s well-known as a “manly” man, it’s no surprise that people would want to erase his sexuality to fit their perception of him. Anne Frank was also bisexual; she wrote about having a love for girls and wanting a girl to date in her diaries. Angelina Jolie is one of the most well-known bisexuals and she still gets marked under a monosexual title because of her long term relationship with Brad Pitt. Yet, in doing this, people are neglecting her identity.

[Toronto ON]: SUBMISSION CALL — Too Queer: A Bi Visibility Cabaret

Attention writers, musicians, dancers, visual artists, theatre artists, and performance artists with pieces that discuss bisexuality. Katie Sly and the Gladstone Hotel invite artists of all forms to submit work for inclusion in Too Queer: A Bi Visibility Cabaret, to be held on the evening of Sunday January 18, 2015 at the Gladstone Hotel, a Boutique Art Hotel supporting 37 artist designed hotel rooms, over 70 art exhibitions a year, 4 diverse event venue spaces and 2 restaurants.

Too Queer is looking for pieces by artists who identify as bisexual and/or work whose content addresses bisexuality. A bisexual person is someone whose physical, romantic, or emotional attraction is to people of more than one sex/gender.

Any work that can be publicly performed or presented will be considered. Submissions may come from individuals or collectives. The format of the evening will be built around the submissions chosen. Please Click the LINK for full details. Submission Deadline: November 30, 2014

Please send your submissions and/or questions to: tooqueerbicabaret@gmail.com


Too Queer: A Bi Visibility Cabaret is dedicated making space for art by those who identify as bisexual and/or those whose work addresses bisexuality

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I made this for spirit day on deviant art. Be proud of who you are. Stand up for others. Never let someone belittle you because you are different. I love you all. Keep strong.

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I made this for spirit day on deviant art. Be proud of who you are. Stand up for others. Never let someone belittle you because you are different. I love you all. Keep strong.

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believe-out-loud:

[Image: drawing in shades of purple/gray/white/black of a sad naked person sitting curled up with words of biphobic/homophobic/transphobic hate written all over their body, looking up in hope to several glowing arms/hands clasped together, stretching out to reach them.

In white lettering it says "They will try to break everything you’ve got”"but don’t ever let them break your spirit. You Are Not Alone.]

Says the Rev. Pat Bumgardnerof Metropolitan Community Church of New York in Believe Out Loud:

To me, bullying is a human rights issue, because it will not stop until all of us speak up and act out for the value and worth of every human life … In New York, we have a saying: “See something, say something.”

This Spirit Day I am calling on my congregation to say and do something each and every time someone is belittled for who they are or battered in any way shape or form—whether that’s on the street or in a classroom or on a Sunday morning at 11am. We must have the courage of our convictions if our children are to have a future free of violence, animosity, and abuse—the kind of future that God wants for everyone …

Don’t let a day go by—don’t look the other way—don’t write cruelty off as “kids will be kids.”

See something, say something and do something. The world will be a better place for it.


Resources For Bisexual/Non-Monosexual, Queer + Questioning People of Faith (any faith):

gaywrites:

It’s Spirit Day! Today, wear purple to show that you support LGBTQ youth in the ongoing fight against bullying. Check out GLAAD’s website to learn more or make your profile picture purple

fenwayhealth:

Today is Spirit Day. LGBT youth are often targeted for bullying, which impacts their health and well-being.

Anti-LGBT bias is prevalent in schools, and it is dangerous. A 2009 study of LGBT middle and high school students and 2011 GLSEN School Climate survey highlight some of the challenges faced by students who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender:

  • Eight of ten students had been verbally harassed at school.
  • Four of ten had been physically harassed at school.
  • Six of ten felt unsafe at school.
  • One of five had been the victim of a physical assault at school.
  • 84.9% of LGBT students heard “gay” used in a negative way (e.g., “that’s so gay”)
  • 71.3% heard homophobic remarks (e.g., “dyke” or “faggot”) frequently or often at school.
  • 80% of transgender students reported feeling unsafe at school because of their gender expression.
  • Students who were frequently harassed because of their sexual orientation or gender expression reported lower grades.

biresourcecenter:

Last month, the Human Rights Campaign issued a report on bi youth based on results from a survey of over 10,000 LGBT youth between the ages of 13-17. The stats below from this report illustrate the social isolation and exclusion many bi youth experience every day, as well as the need for school- and community-based approaches that better support bi youth.

For #spiritday today, take a stand against bullying. Go purple.

[USA]: Know Your Rights: LGBTQ Teens & Young Adults

If you’re young, LGBTQ and live in the USA this is designed by Lambda Legal to help you know your rights and make sure they’re respected.

Bullying

Proms, Dances & Dating

Your Speech Rights

Gay-Straight Alliances

Safe, Inclusive Schools

Transgender Youth

The Law & LGBTQ Youth

Beyond Home & School

For Family & Friends

For Educators

Resources

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Lambda Legal is a national American organization committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and those with HIV through impact litigation, education and public policy work.