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.’”
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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