These #lesbophobia posts about how lesbians are so much more oppressed than bisexuals in a way bisexuals can never comprehend or fathom are ridiculous.
My sexuality shifts, and I identified as a lesbian for many years, I identified as bisexual for many more and now I’m just queer, and can I say the oppression I’ve felt as each one of these identities has never changed.
This ‘passing’ privilege that lesbians talk about with bisexuals is fucking ludicrous. You want to know why? Anyone who doesn’t walk around with a t-shirt that says “LESBIAN” or “BISEXUAL” or pashing their gfs in public 24/7 gets to benefit from ‘passing’ as a heterosexual. Not just other-gender-dating bisexuals. YOU benefit from passing when you don’t tell everyone your sexuality, so stop weeping tears over the fact that bisexuals are so lucky to be able to do this when you do it yourself.
Bisexuals/pansexuals/queers get people really struggling with their sexuality and people tend to treat us like we’re a half-breed lesbians or a half-breed heteros (or just treat us like lesbians or heteros), when in actual fact, we’re neither. I had much less drama coming out to people as a lesbian than I ever did as any other sexuality. People in general ‘get’ gay/lesbian. They struggle with multiple-gender attraction. You do get the odd hetero male who wants in on the action, but regardless of what you identify as, he wants in on the action. This is not lesbian-exclusive bullshit. Some men just don’t understand ‘no’, this is not related to your sexual identity.
If you think bisexuals have got it good, you are very confused and misinformed about what it’s like to be bisexual. Please reflect on your prejudice and self-educate. Also, stop being so divisive. We are all queer and we all get bullshit for it - let’s work together to eradicate these issues instead of sooking about which sexuality has it worse on the oppression ladder.