Category: bi erasure

bilations:

“Why do you need to use terms like monosexism? Stop being so divisive!”

Translation: Bi people using their own terms to describe their own experiences is divisive and bad. Anything that suggests that bi people’s experiences are different from gay people’s are terrible. Don’t you know that unity involves completely ignoring your own issues if they don’t include us?

Freddie Mercury: INCREDIBLE thing Queen legend told Mary Austin when he revealed sexuality:

Maybe it’s not so much that Bi Guys don’t Come Out. Perhaps it’s more that no one listens when they do. Maybe it’s just that after a while  Bi Men stop trying and eventually shut up —

Recalling the eventual conversation in which he [ed note: Mary Austin’s then fiance, the late rock-star Freddie Mercury] told her he was bisexual, she told the Daily Mail in 2013: “I’ll never forget that moment. Being a bit naive, it had taken me a while to realise the truth.”

“Afterwards he felt good about having finally told me he was bisexual,” she added. “Although I do remember saying to him at the time, ‘No Freddie, I don’t think you are bisexual. I think you are gay.’”

spectrealenko:

jo2ukes:

anyways unfriendly reminder that bi people exist and just bc u see a “"m/f”“ relationship doesnt mean both ppl are automatically ”“hetties”“ or can have their queer identity revoked just bc u, personally, dont think we’re gay enough based on a 0.5 second glance 🙂

Christopherson: Where Were the Bi Flags at Campus Pride Week?:

Leaving the bisexual flag out of Campus Pride Week, or any other event or discussion of queer pride ⁠— even down to the emoji keyboard ⁠— sends two messages that directly conflict with the purposes of celebrating pride in the first place.

First, it reinforces my sense ⁠— and, I imagine, many others’⁠ senses — of existing outside the bounds of the queer community, that I am “not gay enough” to qualify.

Second, it erases the realities of my experience by treating it as simply part of the broader gay experience, forcing it under the rainbow umbrella … Of all places, we deserve to be represented, visibly, in our school’s string of pride flags one week out of the year.

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whynotbothco:

Happy Halloween! 

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.

aphobe-nonsense:

Me, upon seeing what appears to be a ‘straight couple’ at a pride event: *stays in my goddamn lane because I’m not about to assume someone’s gender/sexuality*

aphobe-nonsense:Me, upon seeing what appears to be a ‘straight couple’ at a pride event: *stays in…

miles-thebi:
If you define bisexuality as “an attraction to men and women”, then define pansexuality…

your-homophobia-is-showing:
Straight passing =/= actually being straight and having straight…