We now talk about LGBT+ issues constantly but how often do we really consider the B in there? Have you ever doubted someone who tells you they are bi — “sure, Jan” — or debated the validity of that claim behind their back? Do you have a preconceived idea of what bi “really” looks like based on what TV and movies have told you? Do you think of it just as a sexual kink or as a true identity? When I encounter ignorance about my identity, I always try to approach it from a place of warmth and education, so this is not me lecturing the monosexuals out there. I’m inviting you this week to think about your own feelings towards bisexuals and ask yourself if there is any lingering doubt or prejudice there. If you think you could be bi, ask yourself what is holding you back from accepting it — is it your own developing feelings or your fear of society around you?
— In honor of Bisexual Awareness Week, actor Andy Mientus published a long Instagram post about being bisexual and figuring out if and how to correct people who “lump him in as gay.” This is why it’s so important to have bisexual possibility models; I’m grateful that with each Bi Week, more and more speak out. (via the Huffington Post)