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Detangling Being Canadian, Religious, South Asian and Bisexual

June 15th, 2018 4:02 pm

Posted in Bi Pride, Bi Support, Blog, and Intersectionality

by Hasina Juma As humans we are multidimensional beings that have multiple identities. For example, I identify as a Canadian, millennial, daughter, and has family roots in African/South Asian roots. This is one of the ways we identify ourselves in the world, find our sense of belonging and find like…

Performing Bisexuality: Am I Performing for Male Attention?

June 5th, 2018 12:01 pm

Posted in Bi Support, Blog, Intersectionality, and Labels

By Clara Schwarz Is my bisexuality merely a performance for male attention? That is a question I have been asking myself frequently, although the occasions became rarer, over the course of my young adult life. Growing up as a bisexual teenager in the 2000s, I didn’t see much queer representation…

Bi+ (plus) Issues Matter in the Time of Trump: A #BiWeek Reflection

September 20th, 2017 5:00 pm

Posted in Activism, Bi Health, Bi Support, and Intersectionality

By Denarii Grace, Bisexual Resource Center board member Originally posted on GLAAD’S blog. Republished with permission.   I am overwhelmed. Simply trying to keep up with the news is exhausting, let alone making space to process what is going on. There are many things I still haven’t fully acknowledged or…

A Reflection: A Decade of Being Out as Bisexual

September 19th, 2017 12:00 pm

Posted in Bi Pride, Bi Support, Bi Week, Biphobia/Bi Erasure, Coming Out, and Intersectionality

By Denarii Grace, Bisexual Resource Center board member   Okay – not quite a decade, but almost! On October 11th, 2007, I came completely out as bisexual. October 11th is recognized in the U.S. as National Coming Out Day. According to the Human Rights Campaign’s website, it’s a 29-year-old day…

Breaking Down Bisexuality: Understanding the Most Prevalent LGBTQ+ Sexual Identity, Part II

September 14th, 2017 3:00 pm

Posted in Bi Pride, Bi Support, Biphobia/Bi Erasure, Coming Out, Intersectionality, Labels, Trans, and Uncategorized

By Mike Givens Originally posted at The Rainbow Times. Republished with permission.   In part one of this series, The Rainbow Times explored what bisexuality is, the bigotry bisexuals face, and the double standards that exist between men and women. In this final part of the series, bisexual people speak about their…

How Bi+ People Can Take Charge of Their Sexual Health in a Bi+ Antagonistic Society

August 1st, 2017 12:00 pm

Posted in Bi Health, and Bi Support

By Denarii Monroe Cross-posted. Originally published at GO Magazine.   What is a bi+ (plus) person to do when they want—or need—sexual health information that speaks to their experiences and needs but can’t find anything that makes sense for them? Most people aren’t fans of unsolicited advice. Let’s be honest:…

5 Reasons Why Oversexualizing Bisexuality Is Not Supportive

March 23rd, 2017 3:02 pm

Posted in Bi Health Month 2017, Bi Support, and Biphobia/Bi Erasure

By Codi Coday, President of PAVES (Polysexual Alliance for Visibility, Education, and Support) (Content Warning: sexual assault, corrective rape)   Bi+ people, especially bi+ women, are often oversexualized because of our sexual orientation. Just signing into a dating website as a bi+ woman for a few minutes proves this to be true.…

5 Tips for When Coming Out As Bi+ Goes Badly

March 10th, 2017 8:55 am

Posted in Bi Health Month 2017, Bi Support, Bisexual Health Awareness Month, Blog, Coming Out, and Uncategorized

By Codi Coday, President of PAVES (Polysexual Alliance for Visibility, Education, and Support) Originally published at PAVES. Republished, with edits, with permission. The first person I came out to as bisexual, my best friend at the time, said something along the lines of “Ew gross!” and never spoke to me again. It absolutely…

Closer To Fine: What Bisexual and Queer Friendships Taught Me

March 6th, 2017 12:00 pm

Posted in Bi Health Month 2017, Bi Support, Bisexual Health Awareness Month, Coming Out, Friendship, Intersectionality, and Trans

By Shivani Seth As someone who comes from a pretty tight-knit South Asian family, community and social relationships have always been concepts that I’ve thought about and talked about. Community is one of the cornerstones of my understanding of the world. However, even though I came out as bisexual almost…