But on a side note queer folks let’s bring on some statistics, okay:
- Bisexuals are at the bottom of tolerance levels, just above intravenous drug users, according to a survey of 1,334 heteros
- Bi youth between 14 and 21 are more likely to be suicidal than any other sexually identified group—University of Minnesota
- One out of three lesbians believed that bisexuality does not exist, giving responses like: “I was born [homosexual]; some are born heterosexual. I find it hard to believe that people can be bisexual.”
- Bisexuals have significantly lower incomes than heterosexuals, gays and lesbians. Gay men and lesbians earn between 2 and 3 percent less than heterosexuals, while bisexuals earn between 10 and 15 percent less than heterosexuals
- Nearly half of all bisexual women are survivors of rape.
- Bisexuals face greater physical and mental health disparities than lesbians, gays, and the broader population. Bisexuals are also less likely to have access to insurance or financial resources for health care.
If someone ever tells you “I used to think I was bi..” and then continue to dismiss your sexuality and existence, remind them that it’s not your fault they got it wrong, it’s not your fault that they’re ignorant, and it’s not your fault that people like this make bisexuality seem like a “phase” when for a large amount of us.. We’re bi forever.
Meaning bisexuality is no more a phase than being gay is.
pst if you’re mad at bisexuals, polysexuals and pansexuals calling themselves ‘gay’ pls remember:
- the lgbt+ rights movement has been referred to as ‘gay rights’ ever since it started
- multisexuals receive literally no aid or representation from pretty much any non bi-specific organization for lgbt+ rights
- bisexual, polysexual, and pansexual identities are often considered less valid and less worthy of being part of mogai spaces
- without referring to oneself as gay we would probably get literally no support ever
- you’re an asshat
"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.Bolding mine. This is excellent.
I have yet to see someone say, “I’m exclusively attracted to men and I’m a woman, but naaaaaah, I don’t like to call myself ‘straight.’” Or, “I’m exclusively attracted to people of my gender, but fuck labels, man.”
I don’t think it’s a coincidence that it’s non-monosexual orientations that are the recipients of this rhetoric. I don’t think it’s a coincidence that people of non-monosexual orientations, if they’re portrayed in the media, almost never say what their orientation is in that media. I don’t think it’s a coincidence that in the absence of a label, people will find ways of assigning that person a monosexual label.
seriously though bisexuality being defined as attraction to men and women is a heterosexual’s definition of bisexuality actual bisexual groups and organizations have been defining it as attraction to two or more genders or same and other genders since the nineties and plenty of nb people actually id as bi and refusing to accept how we define ourselves is so ridiculously biphobic and heterosexist and jfc it’s 2014 can other queer people fucking realize and acknowledge this
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!