Category: bisexual invisibility

youareagoodperson:
If you say things like “bi people are LGBT+ because they’re half gay/SGA,” I…

sapphicrants:if shows gave us canon bis

Bi character is only stated to be bi by the creators outside of the canon source: “That doesn’t…

farandas:
wow I really wish bisexuals were in more books and movies and tv shows and documentaries…

“The ideas that only gay, lesbian, and transgender people would work at an LGBTQ organization and that only straight women marry men are both rooted in bi-erasure.”

Ms Candace Bond-Theriault, Esq. fromI’m Proudly Bisexual—and Being Married to a Man Doesn’t Change That in Self Magazine 2 June 2017

The ideas that only gay, lesbian, and transgender people would work at an LGBTQ organization and that only straight women marry men are both rooted in bi-erasure.

bisexualbertmccracken:

yknow, obviously there’s nothing wrong with someone who doesn’t wanna put a label to their sexuality, cause yknow people like different things and theres nothing bad abt someone not liking labels

but, the fact that almost every single character thats into multiple genders says that they just “dont like labels” or something along those lines is blatant biphobia

like, if it was one or two characters, then i wouldnt bat an eye, but considering its a trend for people to make their bi-coded character just “not like labels” is super fucking transparent

bisexual is not a bad thing, bisexual is not a dirty word, and it fucking sucks that 9/10 bisexual characters never actually call themselves bisexual

like, the only times i can think of characters who outright call themselves bisexual, is Darryl from Crazy Ex Girlfriend and like… there probably is more characters… but its pretty obvious that popular media thinks that bisexuality is a bad word, a taboo thing that must never, ever be stated

and i dunno about yall, but im fucking sick of my sexuality never being portrayed in a good light, im sick of seeing so few characters actually calling themselves bisexual, im sick of having so many bi woman characters just being hypersexualized and used to please men (i.e. having a bi girl whos bisexuality is only there for the male gaze), and im just sick of how people constantly portray ny sexuality

Bisexuality isnt bad and being bisexual is awesome, even if the media constantly tries to erase us or show us as awful

bisexualbertmccracken:

yknow, obviously there’s nothing wrong with someone who doesn’t wanna put a label to their sexuality, cause yknow people like different things and theres nothing bad abt someone not liking labels

but, the fact that almost every single character thats into multiple genders says that they just “dont like labels” or something along those lines is blatant biphobia

like, if it was one or two characters, then i wouldnt bat an eye, but considering its a trend for people to make their bi-coded character just “not like labels” is super fucking transparent

bisexual is not a bad thing, bisexual is not a dirty word, and it fucking sucks that 9/10 bisexual characters never actually call themselves bisexual

like, the only times i can think of characters who outright call themselves bisexual, is Darryl from Crazy Ex Girlfriend and like… there probably is more characters… but its pretty obvious that popular media thinks that bisexuality is a bad word, a taboo thing that must never, ever be stated

and i dunno about yall, but im fucking sick of my sexuality never being portrayed in a good light, im sick of seeing so few characters actually calling themselves bisexual, im sick of having so many bi woman characters just being hypersexualized and used to please men (i.e. having a bi girl whos bisexuality is only there for the male gaze), and im just sick of how people constantly portray ny sexuality

Bisexuality isnt bad and being bisexual is awesome, even if the media constantly tries to erase us or show us as awful

What Happened When My Therapist Told Me I Wasn’t Bisexual:

I was in a therapy session and not only was my bisexual identity put on trial, I was also told that maybe I shouldn’t identify as bisexual. I spent thirty minutes in a therapy session, that I’m paying for, convincing someone that I’m bisexual enough to be bisexual.

Eventually, she came around, but it took way too long for me to convince her – which I shouldn’t even have to do – that I’m bi enough!

What if I wasn’t very-outspoken-bi-person-on -the-Internet Connor Manning? What if I was somebody who was freshly questioning their sexuality? What if I was me three years ago when things were really confusing for me?

for a lot of people, especially people who are seeking help for their mental health, these things are an issue, and they’re confusing, and they’re scary. To have someone who’s supposed to be a resource I can trust, someone I can just open up to, try to invalidate my identity was really deeply sad to me.

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Don’t let this happen to you!  Instead check out the Bisexuality-Aware Professionals Directory a listing of professionals who are sensitive to the unique needs of bisexual+ clientele.

What Happened When My Therapist Told Me I Wasn’t Bisexual:

I was in a therapy session and not only was my bisexual identity put on trial, I was also told that maybe I shouldn’t identify as bisexual. I spent thirty minutes in a therapy session, that I’m paying for, convincing someone that I’m bisexual enough to be bisexual.

Eventually, she came around, but it took way too long for me to convince her – which I shouldn’t even have to do – that I’m bi enough!

What if I wasn’t very-outspoken-bi-person-on -the-Internet Connor Manning? What if I was somebody who was freshly questioning their sexuality? What if I was me three years ago when things were really confusing for me?

for a lot of people, especially people who are seeking help for their mental health, these things are an issue, and they’re confusing, and they’re scary. To have someone who’s supposed to be a resource I can trust, someone I can just open up to, try to invalidate my identity was really deeply sad to me.

CLICK HERE 4 Full Article/Video


Don’t let this happen to you!  Instead check out the Bisexuality-Aware Professionals Directory a listing of professionals who are sensitive to the unique needs of bisexual+ clientele.