Arizona Wildcat Writer Says Bi Stereotypes Need to Go Bi Bi Bi

22915_onhaveyoNick Harvey, a columnist for the Arizona Daily Wildcat writes a column discussing all the depictions of bisexuality in some recent TV shows, and bi erasure. He points out an article in a major publication that referred to out bisexual Alan Cumming as gay, and said:

That’s like listing in an article about celebrities who you might be surprised to learn are black, someone who explicitly says he’s not. Similarly, Alan Cumming isn’t gay, and he’s explicitly said so.

He mentions “Orange is the New Black” and  “Transparent” and the third season of “House of Cards.”

Harvey points out: “There are abundant cases of bisexual erasure. A simple Google search of the phrase “gay men who married women” results in hundreds of articles and listicles citing “gay” men who have had healthy, long-term relationships with women at some point in their lives. Nowhere is it considered that these men might be bisexual.”

Go here to read Nick’s full account: http://www.wildcat.arizona.edu/article/2015/03/bisexual-stereotypes-need-to-go-bi-bi-bi

Mike Szymanski
Mike Szymanski has written about bisexual issues since 1989 and has one of the longest-running regular bisexual columns as the National Bisexuality Examiner. He came out as bisexual in a cover story of Genre magazine, which resulted in more than 50 television appearances, including Ricki Lake, Phil Donahue Show and 20/20. Szymanski won the Lambda Literary Award in 2007 for co-authoring an informative humor book “The Bisexual’s Guide to the Universe: Quips, Tips and Lists for Those Who Go Both Ways.” Write him at [email protected]