Telling Our Stories: Bi Stories Project Launches at Comic Con
"Bisexual youth and adults need to see stories of people like us."
As a kid, one of my favorite things to do was to make my parents and grandparents tell stories … But in my Southern Baptist family, the few stories about people like me were shrouded in euphemisms or shame … Eventually I found that the word to describe myself was “bisexual.”
I came out, found the LGBTQ community, and became an activist. But still stories about other bisexual people were few and far between. Bisexual people were barely visible … prominent bi celebrities were either closeted or assumed to be gay …
Our stories in popular culture were stereotypes and clichés.
This weekend Sunday, July 24 at 3 pm, BiNet USA launches the Bi Stories project with a panel “Bisexuality and Beyond: New Frontiers in Popular Culture," at Comic Con in San Diego , a project that invites bisexual+ community members (Bi+ = including those who identify with labels like pansexual, fluid, queer, polysexual, and any other terms you like to use that denote attraction to people of more than one gender) to share our stories.
Please come and share your stories good as well as bad of being a bisexual/non-monosexual person. Include experiences of discrimination as a bisexual person, because if we don’t clearly delineate what is wrong we cannot fix it.
It easy! Just click the link and go to binetusa.org/bistories and follow along with the panel on social media using the hashtag #bistories.