Category: bi erasure

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…

I have met hundreds of bisexuals and when the question of being out as bi+ on the gay scene comes up, everyone agrees: being denied a voice is bad enough but being denied our existence is appalling.

If you don’t like Mozart, it doesn’t mean some other people are lying when they say they really do. Some people really like aubergines, some people really enjoyed cross-country running at school – some people really do enjoy the things you don’t. Some people really are bisexual.

The definition is easy, it’s the prejudice that’s hard.

I have met hundreds of bisexuals and when the question of being out as bi+ on the gay scene comes up, everyone agrees: being denied a voice is bad enough but being denied our existence is appalling.

If you don’t like Mozart, it doesn’t mean some other people are lying when they say they really do. Some people really like aubergines, some people really enjoyed cross-country running at school – some people really do enjoy the things you don’t. Some people really are bisexual.

The definition is easy, it’s the prejudice that’s hard.

Marcus Morgan, a co-ordinator of The Bisexual Index, a UK bisexual activist group in an Pink News opinion piece 

“I have met hundreds of bisexuals and when the question of being out as bi+ on the gay scene…