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London LGBT Pride was a wet but happy day. There were fewer visible bis of colour, but lots of people of colour throughout the parade, which was great to see. It was also good to see the positive religious groups like Imaan for LGBT Muslims, the gay Sikh group, and the various Christian LGBT groups. Religion, sexual orientation and ethnicity don’t have to cancel each other out!
Unfortunately, there were a couple of hateful comments from fellow marchers that did put a sour note on the day. It’s a real shame when a LGBT event includes having (mostly white gay men) shout “Breeders!” & “Switcheroos! at the bisexuals. Seems that some folks have forgotten that the B in LGBT isn’t silent. Bisexuals are part of the LGBT communities. It was great to march with them, and show the world that we belong!
Are you interested in helping out with BECAUSE this year? How about BiReConUSA, the research conference? Whether you want to work on the planning committee all year, help out with specific projects, or volunteer at the event, come join us on Wednesday, August 6 at 6:00 pm to learn more.
Read more about BECAUSE and BiReConUSA here.
What: BiReConUSA/BECAUSE 2014 Planning Meeting
When: Wednesday, August 6, 2014, 6:00 - 7:30 pm
Where: Hopkins Library, 22 11th Ave N, Hopkins, Minnesota 55343
If you can’t attend the meeting but want to help or have questions, please email BOP@bisexualorganizingproject.org.
Photos are from BECAUSE 2014 and taken by bi-trans activist Aud Traher aka NoOffSwitch, who has also made a blog post about the convention. Photos include the Minneapolis mayoral and Minnesota gubernatorial proclamations declaring Bi Empowerment Day(s).
NBC producers of Constantine are making a bisexual character straight. Speaking to reporters at the Television Critics Association’s press tour, executive producer Daniel Cerone said Constantine’s sexuality isn’t an important part of his character and downplayed the character’s bisexual history as archived in 30 years of comic books.
In the comic books, Constantine alludes to past relationships with both women and men and is periodically depicted leaving the bed of male lovers. But NBC’s Constatine, played by Matt Ryan, doesn’t have any same-sex dates on his dance card at the moment, it seems.
And while Cerone is right in noting a few instances where Constantine was seen getting out of bed with a man, it was more than just "one or two issues." Throughout the comic, Constantine alludes to more than just a few sexual encounters with someone of the same sex.
It’s bad enough networks don’t create bisexual characters let alone when they "straightwash" one. Make your voice heard!
- Sign the Petition then signal boost it to your friends on Tumblr, Facebook, Twitter, and anything else you can think of
- Tweet using the hashtag #BiBlazer (A combination of Bisexual and Hellblazer) to stop the bi erasure of a canon bisexual character. Direct your tweets to @JohnConWriters and @NBCConstantine.
can we take a moment of silence to just appreciate how fucking gorgeous the bi pride colors are?
(sourced as accurately as possible, where appropriate)
Until recently, I have had a tremendous amount of shame about the bullying I experienced as a child.
Whenever something would happen and my mother would find out, she would yell at me and say, "Why didn’t you fight back?! What are you doing to make them treat you like that?"
So I felt like it was my fault. (x)
There is a genuine dangers of my tears shorting out the computer and turning this entirely into a Laverne Cox fanblog.
The whole INTERNET should be a Laverne Cox fanblog.
Some peeps I drew for work! ~<3
What are the bottom three flags? I don’t think I’ve seen them before….
From left to right: genderqueer pride flag, genderfluid pride flag and androgynous pride flag.
And FYI the Top Two:
(1) LGBTQ Rainbow Pride Flag, Bisexual Pride Flag, Asexual Pride Flag
(2) Trans Pride Flag plus note the the T-Shirts, the Butterfly (symbolizing transformation or metamorphosis) is also a Trans Pride Symbol
You shouldn’t feel terrible for being bi or questioning your sexuality, the only thing you should feel bad about is saying bad things about fellow bisexuals. I know the closet is sometimes necessary and fucking sucks but please don’t reinforce your closet by being biphobic, it doesn’t help bisexuals and it ultimately does not help your situation.
Good news: now that you know that you might be bi and know your behaviour is shitty you can now move forward and work on un-fucking your mindset and unlearning biphobia and your own insecurities, it is possible to move past this stage I promise.
You’re suffering from a shit-ton of internalised biphobia, there is no “side” to choose and you’re not greedy for being attracted to more than one gender (there’s more than just two as well), you are wonderful anon you just have to see it for yourself.
Are you a trans youth or do you want to help trans youth in your area? Check out Trans Across America, which indexes resources for trans youth in the United States! Check it out: www.transacrossamerica.wordpress.com
We hope things get better for you. We hope you find a place of physical and mental safety where you can be yourself. Whomever and whatever you decide you are as is best for you.
1.) Thinking about the people you’ve been attracted to, so far in your life, were they all of the same gender?
If you answered "No", to any or all of the questions in our list above then we feel it’s okay for you to call yourself bisexual. We don’t care how attracted you are to the genders around you - you’re bisexual as soon as you stop being exclusively attracted to only one sex.
That’s it. It really is as easy as that.
Remember: in or out; gay, straight, lesbian or bisexual; cisgender, transgender, androgynous, gender non-conforming or nothing In particular; monogamous, celebate, poly; shy, sexualy adventerious, asexual, confused or just not sure yet. No Matter What — You are NOT broken. You are NOT odd or exotic. You are not somehow “wrong”. You are Exactly who and what you are Supposed To Be and most important You Are Not Alone!