some tv show writer:
this character hooks up with both men and women, and, if asked about their orientation, will always say that they "don't like labels"
rachel bloom, an intellectual:
...anyway, this is darryl whitefeather, a bisexual man who calls himself bisexual many times and comes out in a musical number called "getting bi" and plays the saxophone in front of the bi pride flag and has a boyfriend that helps him realize his orientation and the boyfriend, his friends, and his daughter instantly accept him exactly as he is
If my count is correct Gettin’ Bi features the word ‘bi’ or ‘bisexual’ 19 times, and the song includes a giant bi pride flag. That doesn’t make up for the rampant bi erasure in both real life and media but I’ll be damned if it’s not healing as hell.
ok but side note can we not use words like “threw herself on him” or god forbid slut for dot like ??? she got a little boozed up and got carried away; magnus stopped her and she respected that. you all rly do the most when it comes to woc lmao.
frankly, if the han solo movie isn’t about his and lando’s tumultuous romantic relationship unfolding and ultimately failing while they bungle smuggling jobs and chewie saves their asses, I kind of do not care
is bisexuality transphobic? idk as a non binary person I feel nervous&confused exploring relationships w ppl who identify as bi (but express interest in me)
*Cracks knuckles* Alright Anon you just found a cornerstone of the bi discourse from, like, 2015, so I’m going to settle this.
Bisexuality is defined by the bi community* as attraction to two or more genders**. This can be confusing because of the existence of polysexuality (attraction to several genders) and pansexuality (attraction to all genders). Unfortunately a lot of people assume that bisexuality means you’re attracted to cis men and cis women, which is false and also inherently transphobic. Bisexuality is not inherently binarist or transphobic. In fact, I know a lot of nonbinary people, myself included, who identify as bisexual.
*Obviously not a monolith. Other definitions include attraction to one’s own gender and also other genders, which still doesn’t exclude trans people.
**Dividing up by genders seems kind of ridiculous to me bc of gender expression things but y’all get it.
I feel like bi women are … forced(?) to apologize for things other bi women have done as if bi women aren’t individual people. Like we’ve gotten comments and asks about “well my bi ex did this horrible thing or I knew this one girl that did this other horrible thing or this bi journalist wrote this awful article so how do u expect me to ….” as if we can control any of that shit.