Category: Non-Monosexuals

whynotbothco: Happy Bisexual Awareness Week! 

whynotbothco:

Happy Bisexual Awareness Week! 

bisexual-community: Bisexual+ Contingent at NYC’s 2017 LGBT…

bisexual-community:

Bisexual+ Contingent at NYC’s 2017 LGBT Pride March & Festival

Calling ALL Bisexual+, and otherwise Non-Monosexual, SGL (Same Gender Loving), Queer, Questioning, Asexual, Cisgender, Genderqueer, Intersex, Nonbinary, Trans, Poly and just plain old Bi-friendly Gay, Lesbian & “Straight-But-Not-Narrow” folks who live, work or play in NYC.

This year don’t get left standing on the sidelines. Instead, please come and join us in the Bisexual+/Non-Monosexual + Queer-identified Contingent in New York City’s 48th Annual LGBT Pride March on Sunday June 25th 2017 and be part of all the fun and excitement. 

Group Name: New York Area Bisexual Network (NYABN)
Section: 7 Group Number: 8
Staging Area: 41st Street between Park & Madison
Section Opens: 2 PM (wait time to step off can be 2+ hours)
Check-In Time: start lining up between 2 PM till 3:30PM 

Afterward let’s all hang out and get to know each other, make plans for some future fun Meetups and Parties or to get more involved in all your  local Bi+ Pride Groups. We all usually stop afterwards to rest our feet, grab a bite to eat, and chat at Sammy’s Noodle Shop & Grill (461 6th Ave corner of 11th St) in the West Village.

So hope to see YOU there on the last Sunday in June come Rain or Shine!

bialogue-group: There Are No Closets In Tipis … … and no…

bialogue-group:

There Are No Closets In Tipis

… and no pipelines, police, prisons, and weapons manufacturers in a Two Spirit LGBTQIA paradise. ~Jen Deerinwater, a  DC-based

bisexual+, two-spirit, disabled, journalist,  activist, and member of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma.  They were among those who protested the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) at Standing Rock in 2016.

Deerinwater pointed to Capital Pride sponsor Wells Fargo’s involvement in the Dakota Access Pipeline, which spawned protests from the Standing Rock Sioux and allies, as one reason for concern, ‘Wells Fargo is one of the primary financial backers of the Dakota Access Pipeline,” she said. “As an indigenous person and as a queer person, I cannot understand why Capital Pride would work with an organization that is actively causing harm to our community members.”    ~Indigenous Resistance: Crushing Colonialism

#NoJusticeNoPride #TwoSpiritNation#BiFuriousNotBicurious

There Are No Closets In Tipis …… and no…

There Are No Closets In Tipis

… and no pipelines, police, prisons, and weapons manufacturers in a Two Spirit LGBTQIA paradise. ~Jen Deerinwater, a  DC-based

bisexual+, two-spirit, disabled, journalist,  activist, and member of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma.  They were among those who protested the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) at Standing Rock in 2016.

Deerinwater pointed to Capital Pride sponsor Wells Fargo’s involvement in the Dakota Access Pipeline, which spawned protests from the Standing Rock Sioux and allies, as one reason for concern, ‘Wells Fargo is one of the primary financial backers of the Dakota Access Pipeline,” she said. “As an indigenous person and as a queer person, I cannot understand why Capital Pride would work with an organization that is actively causing harm to our community members.”    ~Indigenous Resistance: Crushing Colonialism

#NoJusticeNoPride #TwoSpiritNation#BiFuriousNotBicurious

bisexualbertmccracken: yknow, obviously there’s nothing wrong with someone who doesn’t wanna put a…

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

ffspunk:stop making bisexuals feel invalid in the lgbtq+ community, what we went through to figure…

ffspunk:

stop making bisexuals feel invalid in the lgbtq+ community, what we went through to figure ourselves out was just as hard as what you went through.

jenyockney:I meet people who hate labels. I don’t think labels…

jenyockney:

I meet people who hate labels. I don’t think labels are the problem.

(image: white text on pink, purple and blue background. text reads “the problem is not labels but the myths they carry. not “bi” but biphobia.” biphobia is underlined.)

“Queer theorists spoke of disrupting binaries such as male/female and hetero/homo, but the fact that…”

“Queer theorists spoke of disrupting binaries such as male/female and hetero/homo, but the fact that bisexuals’ lived experience of gender disrupts both of those binaries never seemed to even enter the conversation.”

Professor Dawne Moon PhD excerpt from How Queerness Erased Bisexuality published 15 October 2016

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.

Ask Anna: I thought I was bisexual, but am I actually a lesbian?

Ask Anna: I thought I was bisexual, but am I actually a lesbian?:

bisexual-community:

We accept that a person can enjoy cake and pie (and ice cream and macarons, whoever those people are), yet, it’s harder for us to accept a view of sexuality as expansive … Basically, our desires can incorporate far more options if only we’d allow it.

However, we do live in a culture that seeks to dismiss, downplay and deny bisexuality.

I’m wondering if you are (perhaps unconsciously) feeling this pressure to “pick a side already!” As a bisexual+ in a long-term relationship with a woman, I am quite familiar with this pressure, as well as the many struggles and stereotypes that the bisexual+ label is yoked to.

Rather than ask yourself “Am I really bi+ or really a lesbian?” I suggest you work on accepting the complex and contradictory parts of yourself—to revel in them. Because those tensions and ambiguities are what define the complex topography of you. And life, generally.