Is it only straight people who discriminate against bis?
No, bi people can and do experience discrimination by people of every sexual orientation.
Gays, lesbians, and bis know what it’s like to be different from the mainstream. We all know what it’s like to be marginalized for something at the core of our being. Our sexual orientation is something that we didn’t choose, but it is an important part of who we are. Given all that common ground, you might assume that gays and lesbians would understand bisexuality and accept bi people. Unfortunately, that isn’t always case.
In the U.S., it took decades of struggle to get most national LGBT organizations to include bi and trans people in their names and mission statements. It remains a struggle to get these organizations to include us in their actions, in their leadership, and to represent our needs. On an individual level, many gays and lesbians still question the mere existence of bisexuality or reinforce the myth that all bis are really closeted or “confused” gays or lesbians.
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