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Definition: Bisexual = people who ♥ people of Same/Similar Gender as themselves + ♥ people of Different Genders/Gender Presentations from themselves

Bisexuals = people who can people of SAME/SIMILAR Gender as themselves + can people of DIFFERENT Genders/Gender Presentations from themselves


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 - 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


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autostraddle:

And They Lived Heterosexually Ever After: Why I’m Not Recapping Once Upon A Time Anymore

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There have been some inquiries as to where the Once Upon A Time recaps have gone. This post is meant to answer those inquiries and address something that I believe is of grave concern to our community, a terrible disease lurking in the bones of many a piece of media. Yes, my dear friends, I speak of queerbaiting.

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While this essay is rooted in the TV show Once Upon A Time, it’s actually one of the best things about queerbaiting I’ve ever read.  We have not seen Mulan, the bisexual character a single time in the year since she was revealed to be bi.  That is not representation.

  It also contains this brilliant metaphor:

It’s sort of like showing up to Thanksgiving having said you’d bring green bean casserole, except you brought a single green bean on a paper plate. Even though this will obviously not feed any of the other guests and barely counts as a green bean casserole, you sneer at those who are protesting, telling them that they never specified what a green bean casserole is and besides that, they’re being whiny babies. You wave the single limp green bean in the air and tell them that it’s obvious they’ll never be happy, that they’re complaining for the sake of complaining and  that it’s no wonder they don’t get to eat quality green bean casserole because nobody wants to share green bean casserole with such an aggressive and unfriendly group. In other words, making a character bisexual only to immediately write them out of the show makes me feel like shoving a green bean up someone’s nose.

Go read the whole thing. 

mineralists:

Cute pink and blue drusy cab

Look! It’s a Pink + Purple + Blue Bisexual Pride Easter Egg!

bidyke:

[Image: crochet bookmarks, made of a long purple chain, with a bisexual pride flag at one end, and bi pride beads and a tassel at the other]

OMG look at these Bookmarks!
Aren’t they pretty?
Don’t you want one?
Of course you want one @_@

Those who donate $20 and above on my fundraiser get one. (Plus a digital copy of my book). Also, they will soon be selling on Etsy (for $15). But not before the fundraiser is over.

Please donate! <3

Let’s all work to get well know bisexual academic + author Shiri Eisner to NYC for some of the pre-Pride Literary Events held at the end of May and beginning of June 2014!

bi-privilege:

in an internet search of the content of 6 popular newspapers over the course of ten years, the term homosexuality appeared 5,458 times, while the term bisexuality appeared only 80 times.

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bisexualwhovian:

goldstarbisexual:

I’ve never been friends with a heterosexual… do they really exist? 

I met someone who claimed to be straight, but I said, “I was, too, at your age.”

(via a-little-bi-furious)

Easy to make Easter Eggs in the Bisexal Pride Colors of Rose Pink + Lavender + Blue. 

Our bi pride colors are becoming familiar to so many from the Bisexual Pride Flag and well as Bisexual Buttons and endless other sorts of Bisexual Swag. And 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!) and a nice purple blend of the two in the middle (purple was also adopted as a color for bisexuality in some unofficial capacity).

As bi activist Michael Page said "In designing the Bi Pride Flag, I selected the colors and overlap pattern of the &#8216;bi angles' symbol.&#8221;

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 (bisexual) representing the possibility of attraction anywhere along the entire gender spectrum. Also notice the purple pixels blend unnoticeably into both the pink and blue just as the real world where bi folk blend in with both communities.


You can make your own too. First dip half the eggs in Blue dye and half in Pink dye, going about 3/4 down each egg. Do it a couple of times to get a blended effect. Let them dry throughly. Then repeat the process with the other color, letting the blending of the pink and blue create the lavender-to-purple gradient in the midde third of each egg. And there you have it! Your very own Bi Pride Easter Eggs.

Easy to make Easter Eggs in the Bisexal Pride Colors of Rose Pink + Lavender + Blue. 

Our bi pride colors are becoming familiar to so many from the Bisexual Pride Flag and well as Bisexual Buttons and endless other sorts of Bisexual Swag. And 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!) and a nice purple blend of the two in the middle (purple was also adopted as a color for bisexuality in some unofficial capacity).

As bi activist Michael Page said "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 (bisexual) representing the possibility of attraction anywhere along the entire gender spectrum. Also notice the purple pixels blend unnoticeably into both the pink and blue just as the real world where bi folk blend in with both communities.

You can make your own too. First dip half the eggs in Blue dye and half in Pink dye, going about 3/4 down each egg. Do it a couple of times to get a blended effect. Let them dry throughly. Then repeat the process with the other color, letting the blending of the pink and blue create the lavender-to-purple gradient in the midde third of each egg. And there you have it! Your very own Bi Pride Easter Eggs.

bisexualskies:

“Bisexual girls have it the easiest,” Austin told me in Oklahoma. “Most of the straight guys at school think that’s hot, so that can make the girl even more popular.”  ~Benoit Denizet-Lewis, Coming Out in Middle School

And here we go again. Once more men ignore statistics which show that bi teenage girls actually receive the lowest social support, they continue to ignore the effects of misogyny and rape culture, because mistaking objectification for acceptance seems to be far more convenient and believable from the male point of view. Ugh!

Fun Fact: Denizet-Lewis is a gay male writer who seems to have a "thing" for doing exposes on bisexual people.

Starting in 2003 he was one of the many (primarily gay men) who capitalized on a notorious and notoriously fake "moral panic" + marketing scheme of several years ago started by J.L. King, (a gay man of color) who was pretended he was bisexual in order to sell books, magazine articles, TV appearances and speaking engagement on the phenomena King had supposedly discovered of thousands of straight-acting bisexual men of color who were on the "down-low". King later admitted on Oprah 2010 to actually being gay, followed by King’s decent into sad and tawdry scandals involving drug use and misappropriation of funds.

Meanwhile Benoit Denizet-Lewis’s next major foray into his continuing "discovering" bisexuals was the 2009 Coming Out in Middle School piece quoted from above. And he most recently wrote the controversial and highly debated March 20 2014 piece The Scientific Quest to Prove Bisexuality Exists, profiling members of a bisexual-led science foundation and scientists involved in unmasking and disproving myths about bisexuality.

bisexualsaregreat:

Create bisexual community.

Create bisexual community.

CREAT BISEXUAL COMMUNITY. 

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abby-graceful:

"bisexuals have straight passing privilege"

did you mean bi erasure ?
having people constantly assume im straight or gay based on who im dating or how I dress isn’t a privilege. it’s degrading and ignorant.

Looking for some Bisexual Pride Flair? Want something colorful and special (but non-fattening) for your Easter Basket? Check out the the selection of Bisexual Pride Buttons for sale at Boston’s own Bisexual Resource Center’s on-line store. Each button only $2 each

thepunkrocker:

thescentofsouls:

I’ll respect your opinion as long as your opinion doesn’t disrespect my existence.

THIS PHRASE SHOULD BE WRITTEN EVERYWHERE AROUND THE WORLD 

(via bisexualwhovian)

gohomebiphobia:

It’s my university’s pride week … Showing my colors! ☺ (Shout out to Robyn Ochs — I got all the pins from her when she spoke here last fall!)

IN TODAY’S ‘ASK TIGGY’: Should we toss the bi flag? Tiggy sews up an answer with a wave to bi scholar Shiri Eisner.”

“**Click on Tiggy below to read!**

Flags come from heraldry, when families bore a coat of arms for self-protection, and were first used for military coordination on battlefields. They allow a clan of any sort a representation of their history and future … A cohesive group keeps a flag to demonstrate allegiance, show ownership of whatever the flag is planted into, allow others to easily identify them, and to communicate …

I’ve noticed in Tumblr and Twitter, lots of bloggers use the bi flag as their avatar. And where better to express a key facet of your identity than in your blog profile?

I believe that the bi flag is all of these things. A sign. A shield. A rule marker. A uniform. A story. A prayer. Pretty tall order for a simple piece of fabric. But maybe you want the flag to do the work of organizing, too. Nah, son, it’s not gonna do that for you …

So much of what bisexuals experience is about society’s inability or desperate refusal to see us for what we are. And here we have a flag nobody seems to be able to pick out of a line-up. Well, hell, I’d say that is one representative flag.

You know what I think? More than all of those duties I listed above that the bi flag fulfills, it’s a lesson. It teaches all of us to stop trying to make it into something more popular or more palatable or whatever makes you more comfortable. It isn’t what you thought it was, or think it should be. It doesn’t fit into a nice little box. If offers no reassuring boundaries for comparison. It’s not really clear what its message is for you. Sometimes it’s its own worst enemy.

Good. That space in the middle is where bisexuals live.

Click HERE to read the full piece (really you should - it’s great)

bi-privilege:

"she can’t be bisexual! she’s in a relationship with a man!"

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[Image: gif of Inigo Montoya from the film ‘Princess Bride’, "You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means"]

perfect use of gif is perfect

youjoqueer:

heythedoorisunlocked:

Bi Hanky Code

I would do that if I didn’t mind my only flag getting dragged on the ground. Bi flags are hard to come by, ya know.

Bi hanky are even harder to come by… for now.