sometimes i just get so pissed off at the idea that there are people out there that think that I, as a bisexual person, cannot find trans* bodies attractive. as if somehow by being bisexual i must be ascribing to heternormative ideas of what makes a man and what makes a woman, because clearly i am ascribing to it in every other way because apparently only cis people can be bisexual there are no trans bisexuals anywhere ever nope nope
here’s to polyamorous bisexuals, to promiscuous bisexuals, to bisexuals who really are confused about their sexuality.
i’ve fit into all three of these categories at one point or another and we get thrown under the bus a lot. here’s to everyone who fits the stereotype.
Hi yes thank you I needed to see this
Exactly, thank you!
someone added a tag to my post on straight people talking about characters that might possibly be bi to say “as if straight people would actually call a character gay instead of straight” … friend, let me introduce you to the straight fan base of supernatural.
it’s one of the three pillars of every slash fandom
the other two are “some kind of seme/uke dynamic” and “that’s not how buttholes work”
(and the dumb questions they get asked)
Larry King: Are you a non-practicing bisexual?
Anna Paquin: Well I am married to my husband and we are happily, monogamously married.
Larry: But you were bisexual.
Anna: Well, I don’t think it’s a past-tense thing.
Anna: No. Are you still straight if you are with somebody, and - if you were to break up with them or if they were to die, it doesn’t prevent your sexuality from existing. It doesn’t really work like that.
60% of straight women say they would never date a bisexual. 50% of straight men say they would never date a bisexual. 40% of gay men and lesbians say they would never date a bisexual. Bisexuals are obviously just greedy. They’re just bisexual so they can sleep with fewer people and lose opportunities for relationships based solely on their sexual orientation.
if my professor skates over the fact that Sonnet 20 is literally Shakespeare saying “yo I’m super gay” I’m gonna be pissed
yeah I’m angry about bi erasure too.
As a straight woman I feel the same way about erasure of GLBT people. Not intending to be offensive or anything so apologies if this is offensive but how do we know that Shakespeare’s sonnets in general are autobiographical? AFAIK that sonnet was dedicated to a man, but the feelings in the text may not be Shakespeare the poet’s but those of a persona, which doesn’t disprove or prove that he wasn’t or was gay. But then again, people in general don’t know all that much about Shakespeare’s personal feelings so anything people say is guesswork
Why would Shakespeare have invented a gay poetry writing persona when m/m activity was literally punishable by death?
I’m gonna go off on some wild guesswork here, but it’s almost like we know he was married to a woman and they had three children, but he addressed 126 stunningly lovely sonnets to men. It’s almost like we know the rest of his poems were addressed to a lady. It’s almost like Shakespeare’s works lend themselves to queer readings because he was queer and enjoyed playing with and subverting traditional notions of gender/ courtly love/ poetry. This is pretty radical, but maybe writers write about things because they want to express their lived experiences and desires.
In conclusion, LOVE THAT BISEXUAL.