Category: BiPoC

alphabetsoupcomic:Page 97!!  Happy Pride Month!! 

alphabetsoupcomic:

Page 97!!  Happy Pride Month!! 

Bi person of color

blackmenconfessions:I’m bi person of color! Who is out and proud! I’m tired of getting bash by dl…

[Cambridge MA USA]:  Bi+ Summer Potluck Picnic! Please join…


Boston MA USA Bisexual Resource Center (BRC) Bi+ Community Activities Meetup Group


Bisexual Resource Center’s 2017 Bisexual Plus Summer Potluck Picnic in Cambridge MA USA

[Cambridge MA USA]: 

Bi+ Summer Potluck Picnic!

Please join the members of the greater Boston area’s Bisexual+ Resource Center (BRC) on Saturday July 15th 2017 from 2 PM – 4 PM

for an informal summer social at Cambridge Commons Park. We encourage everyone to bring a potluck item to share.

This will be a great opportunity to meet other members of local Bi+ Meetup(s) and Groups you may not have had the opportunity to attend as well as connect with many of the nice people from the local Bi+ Community. Partners, friends, and allies are also welcome.

Rain date is Sunday July 16th or we will also consider moving indoors to Cambridge Common Restaurant if the weather warrants it.


Note: Bisexual+ (Bi+ for short pronounced “Bi Plus”) is *shorthand* for ALL Non-Monosexual people inclusive of but not limited to: Bisexual & Biromantic as well as Ambisexual, Flexisexual, Fluid, Heteroflexible & Homoflexible, Multisexual, No Labels, Omnisexual, Pansexual, Polysexual, Pomosexual, SGL (Same-gender Loving), Sapiosexual, Queer-identified, Questioning et al.

Additionally the Bisexual+ Community has always/will always include people of ALL genders/gender identification including but not limited to: Androgynous, Cis, Genderqueer, Gender-Nonconforming, Intersex, Non-binary, Trans, et al.

thefrizzkid: Your sexuality, your rules. Your body, your…

thefrizzkid:

Your sexuality, your rules. Your body, your choices. ✨

[Image: Set on a light pink background, drawing of the face of a young, pretty, feminine appearing, dark-skinned person, with classic West-African features. They have shoulder length hair in the Pink Purple and Blue colors of the Bisexual Pride Flag.

Their expression is calm with their eyes closed as if in deep thought or contemplation. Above to the left and below to the right are golden stars.]

lukeethornhill:As it’s Pride month and as I don’t think people…

lukeethornhill:

As it’s Pride month and as I don’t think people realise the Pride flag has been adapted a lot over time (I’ve seen over 20 versions so far). I thought it would be nice to shine a light on a few of the alternative versions of the Pride flag. 

As a community, we should be working together to battle inequality. POC don’t feel part of our community so if having the More Color More Pride flag helps even slightly then please don’t stand in anyone’s way. It’s not replacing the Gilbert flag, just like none of these flags have replaced it. 

Also, just consider this comment I found on FB:
‘The “But we don’t need it because it already represents everyone” complaints sound very much like the straight people who are uncomfortable with the attention we get and try to put on straight pride.’

binetusa: Online Discussion – No Homo No Hetero: Being Black,…

binetusa:

Online Discussion – No Homo No Hetero: Being Black, Bisexual, & Male in America

When seeking answers to questions regarding healthy identity development and overcoming multiple, intersecting oppressions, Black Bisexual Men have Very Few options.

Join us online on Saturday June 24th 2017 from 11 AM to 1 PM (NYC time) 

explore the impact and challenges of this particular work by discussing identity, race, biphobia, manhood and the intersecting oppression of being Black and Fluid with a panel of MenKind organizers, members, supporters and allies.

We will discuss the ever evolving nuances of the Black male bisexual experience: identity, racism, biphobia and media representation; manhood, masculinity, myths, HIV and the overall health, well being and liberation of Black bisexual men.

binetusa: Online Discussion – No Homo No Hetero: Being Black,…

binetusa:

Online Discussion – No Homo No Hetero: Being Black, Bisexual, & Male in America

When seeking answers to questions regarding healthy identity development and overcoming multiple, intersecting oppressions, Black Bisexual Men have Very Few options.

Join us online on Saturday June 24th 2017 from 11 AM to 1 PM (NYC time) 

explore the impact and challenges of this particular work by discussing identity, race, biphobia, manhood and the intersecting oppression of being Black and Fluid with a panel of MenKind organizers, members, supporters and allies.

We will discuss the ever evolving nuances of the Black male bisexual experience: identity, racism, biphobia and media representation; manhood, masculinity, myths, HIV and the overall health, well being and liberation of Black bisexual men.

Online Discussion – No Homo No Hetero: Being Black, Bisexual,…

Online Discussion – No Homo No Hetero: Being Black, Bisexual, & Male in America

When seeking answers to questions regarding healthy identity development and overcoming multiple, intersecting oppressions, Black Bisexual Men have Very Few options.

Join us online on Saturday June 24th 2017 from 11 AM to 1 PM (NYC time) 

explore the impact and challenges of this particular work by discussing identity, race, biphobia, manhood and the intersecting oppression of being Black and Fluid with a panel of MenKind organizers, members, supporters and allies.

We will discuss the ever evolving nuances of the Black male bisexual experience: identity, racism, biphobia and media representation; manhood, masculinity, myths, HIV and the overall health, well being and liberation of Black bisexual men.

Black and Bisexual: The Unheard Voices of Bisexual Youth

Black and Bisexual: The Unheard Voices of Bisexual Youth:

Numerous studies have emphasized how having a supportive, accepting family is beneficial to prevent mental health difficulties (i.e., depression, suicidal thoughts). We discussed that:

“Parental rejection can exacerbate depression among LGB youth and is a significant risk factor for suicide and risky sexual behavior among this population… Parents may wish to seek therapeutic support.”

Family is extremely important to many. For black bisexual youth, one factor that occasionally makes it more difficult to come-out is fear of being rejected by those closest to them. In a study by Pollitt, Li, Grossman, and Russell (of the University of Arizona) that was presented at the APA convention titled Coming Out Stress of Bisexual Adolescents, the lead presenter, Amanda Pollitt, M.S., reported that coming out is most stressful for bisexual males.

The findings noted that bisexual males have more stress than other LGB individuals in terms of coming out to family, friends, and at school. Ms. Pollitt concluded that bisexual males experience high stress and are likely to not be out (to avoid having to explain what it means to be bi). So why is all of this important?

The fact of the matter is that African American gay and bisexual youth suffer significantly more stress related to coming out as a result of intersecting identities. This stress could potentially increase the likelihood of depression and treating an illness that could be decreased if family members were more supportive.

Shout Out 2 All Bisexual+ People

Shout out to the bisexuals out here slutting it up. Shout out to the bisexuals who enjoy threesomes (or foursomes+) and take advantage of those opportunities. Much love to the polyamorous bisexuals and the bisexuals who say they’re bi-curious and those who don’t like sex at all.

Glory be to the trans, gender non-conforming and nonbinary bisexuals. Y’all foine AF.

Hugs to the bisexual+ women/femmes who leave their lesbian partners and eventually end up with male partners and vice versa. Relationships of all orientations end and don’t let anyone make you feel guilty for getting out or for moving forward with whomever you please. It’s your life. Fuck their judgment.

Bowing deep to all my black and brown bisexuals who have been shining in every way since humanity was a thing. Sending prayers of protection to all my immigrant and refugee bisexuals, restorative justice to my indigenous bisexuals and two-spirit folks, profound respect and recognition to all the elder bisexuals who got us here, and access to every single differently-abled bisexual on this planet.

Protection and healing to all the closeted bisexuals who feel like they have to use gay, lesbian or straight labels to survive. We’re here for you when and if ever you decide to take the glorious and terrifying leap.

Love to the bisexual+/pansexual/polysexual/omnisexual/asexual/biromantic/aro/fluid/no label/queer/questioning/OMG-I-don’t-know-sexuals just trying to find their way. Shout out to all the bisexuals under the vast bi+ umbrella who feel like a more specific label suits them a little better.

Love and light to the bisexuals who will hold onto their bi+ label and you’ll have to pry it from their cold dead hands. Bi+ is not binary (or transphobic) and pan is not sanctimonious (or transphobic). We are a community and we had better act like one because we can’t win without each other.

Eternal love, familial bonds and transformative wisdom to all the bisexuals out here trying to live our best lives, whether we fit their dusty and falsely monolithic stereotypes at times, or nah. We are more of the queer community than anyone else and our expressions of bisexuality are not always going to look or be the same. That’s ok. Just know that when the bi+ bat signal goes up and the bat phones ring, whatever your label, or lack thereof, we had better show up and show out. For all of us.