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No, seriously. We are everywhere. We’re next door, we’re downstairs, we’re behind the counter, we’re checking your blood pressure, we’re answering the phone when you call customer service, we’re sitting next to you having coffee, one of us is even in Congress. We’re in that car in front of you, we just got on the bus, we’re riding our bikes, we’re laughing at lolcats. We’re young, we’re old, we’re every race, every religion (or no religion), every socioeconomic status (although everything I’ve seen and heard tends to indicate that we’re not as well represented in the upper ranks of America’s peculiar psuedoclassless class structure as some others).

We’re right here. Ask us before telling us who and what we are. It doesn’t seem like an unreasonable request, does it.

lostsisterhood:

I’m under the impression that there’s a lot of misunderstanding among gay and lesbian people on tumblr about what bisexual and other multisexual people are trying to achieve within the LGBTQ+ community. I can obviosuly only speak for myself so feel free to add/correct me, but…

Why is it considered a legitimate research question to ask if we exist? Because bisexuals are framed as liars, by both the straight and the lesbian/gay communities. Because it’s a way to other and exoticise us.

Because there is a long tradition of not taking any marginalized group’s experiences seriously until their lived experience was "verified" by someone in the majority.
Patrick RichardsFink, bisexual activist, researcher and blogger in comment to the Huffington Post 26 March 2014

bisexualsaregreat:

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The B stands for Biggest. Slightly more than half of the LGBT population falls under the the B.

Find that hard to believe?

The B stands for Belittled. The B is systematically erased, ignored, and invalidated.

Which fuels rampant biphobia.

The B stands for Baffling. Over 70%…

bialogue-group:

[Image: Screen shot of Tumblr search box (top right hand side of screen) taken 3 March 2014 showing the tracked search term #Bisexual (unlocked) with Tumblr’s 'suggestions' beneath it: #gay #lgbt + #sociopathic. The word "sociopathic" is circled with an arrow pointing to it and the words "Really Tumblr?" written next to it, all in a bright red.]




I’m not sure what algorithm Tumblr currently uses to decide what is an appropriate "related tag", but I suggest they fix this. Immediately!




Please Report This ASAP1.) Tumblr Use: Can’t find what you’re looking for? Email us here2.) BiNet USA or email: binetusa (at) binetusa (dot) org3.) GLAAD
Also since this is not the first time Tumblr’s Algorithm’s have "suggested" insulting terms might be related to bisexuals please be aware that a careful examination of bisexual + bisexuality related posts has been made. At this time none were found with the word "sociopathic" tagged OR in the body of the text.But even if 1 or 2 did … given the number of Stupid Things people Write + Tag on Tumblr (think sex + drugs + rock and roll plus racial slurs) we are VERY VERY sure that Tumblr not wishing to have Reverend Al and the National Action Network on their Doorstep demanding recompense has ways to override egregiously idiotic correlations. Sad that the same technical safeguards were not applied to the Bisexual Community.

bialogue-group:

[Image: Screen shot of Tumblr search box (top right hand side of screen) taken 3 March 2014 showing the tracked search term #Bisexual (unlocked) with Tumblr’s 'suggestions' beneath it: #gay #lgbt + #sociopathic. The word "sociopathic" is circled with an arrow pointing to it and the words "Really Tumblr?" written next to it, all in a bright red.]

I’m not sure what algorithm Tumblr currently uses to decide what is an appropriate "related tag", but I suggest they fix this. Immediately!

Please Report This ASAP
1.) Tumblr Use: Can’t find what you’re looking for? Email us here
2.) BiNet USA or email: binetusa (at) binetusa (dot) org
3.) GLAAD

Also since this is not the first time Tumblr’s Algorithm’s have "suggested" insulting terms might be related to bisexuals please be aware that a careful examination of bisexual + bisexuality related posts has been made. At this time none were found with the word "sociopathic" tagged OR in the body of the text.

But even if 1 or 2 did … given the number of Stupid Things people Write + Tag on Tumblr (think sex + drugs + rock and roll plus racial slurs) we are VERY VERY sure that Tumblr not wishing to have Reverend Al and the National Action Network on their Doorstep demanding recompense has ways to override egregiously idiotic correlations.

Sad that the same technical safeguards were not applied to the Bisexual Community.

If you don’t feel entirely comfortable in either straight or gay social scenes, you might be a bisexual.

emiello:

You can’t claim we’re the same when it comes to oppression, and then claim we’re different when it comes to slurs and culture.

You can’t subsume our experiences under yours when it suits you (biphobia isn’t real - that’s just homophobia!”) and then tell us we’re nothing like you and…

toxicnebulae:

petition to stop calling bisexual people “half gay” and instead start calling gay and straight people “half bisexual”

Much of the debate around sexual-orientation laws has turned on the idea that if you choose homosexuality, it should not be protected, but if you are born with it, perhaps it should. Members of minority religions are protected not because they are born that way and can’t do anything about it, but because we affirm their right to discover, declare, and inhabit the faith with which they identify. Activists got homosexuality removed from the official list of mental illness in 1973, yet gay rights remain contingent on claims that the condition is involuntary and fixed. This cripple-like model of sexuality is depressing, but as soon as anyone posits that homosexuality is chosen or mutable, lawmakers and religious leaders try to cure and disenfranchise the gay people in their purview.
"Far From the Tree" by Andrew Solomon (via sociolab)

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bisexual-community:

This isn’t an event, per se, but an up and coming Podcast that I wanted to let the Tumblr Bisexual Community know about! If this isn’t an appropriate place to do it, I apologize. :)

One of my dear internet friends (a Bisexual woman herself) is hosting, and I did her album art for her, and she’s set to begin recording this week! She is encouraging guest hosts to come on and discuss anything under the umbrella with her, and to offer support for everyone in the community who might want/need it. The more voices that speak on the show, the better!

I think it’s an inspiring project, as many of us know that the “B” in “LGBT” is often erased, undermined or downright bullied. The aim of this podcast is to help generate a louder voice for Bisexuals, and is welcoming to any person in the LGBTQAP community as well—many of these issues and discussions are shared throughout, after all. 

Thank you for taking the time to read about/consider this new podcast!

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bidyke:

This is a very popular form of biphobic rhetoric. Having encountered it in several places during the past week, I figured that formulating it here might be helpful for people.

The bisexuality=oppressiveness equation refers to any argument relying on the presumption that bisexuality is an…

If you’re a speed-skating Netherlander with a shiny, new gold necklace, you might be a bisexual.

bisexual-books:

I don’t really want to talk about the Olympics, but I think I need to because I am a squid of rage right now.

I am sick to death of media coverage of t.A.T.u. performing at the Olympics that demeans these two and erases the years of abuse that went into that ‘fake-lesbian’ act. Yeah, I’m…

genderfudge:

katandadrieninatree:

A couple of years from now, I will be a teacher.  My dad has told me I shouldn’t be out, because I’ll get thrown out of my teaching position by kids’ parents. So, kindly reblog to let me know if you would let your kid be taught by a trans* person.  I’m hoping to build some confidence for myself.

Without reservation.

Please teach my child.