Bi Youth Opinion Piece Highlights Bi Erasure

Raechel-Price-150x150Raechel Price of the Spartan Daily writes a thoughtful piece about the first openly bisexual governor in the country, and bisexual erasure.

The article is entitled: “Off the straight & narrow: Bisexual erasure needs to stop.”

She writes:

Even within the queer community there is hatred.

I’ve had both male and female partners express insecurities about me leaving them for the opposite gender. I’ve had my sexuality thrown back in my face during countless arguments, leaving me to defend myself against the people I love and respect most.

I had an ex-girlfriend who completely erased my attraction to men in her language. During a discussion of the boundaries of our relationship she brought up the possibility of an open relationship of dating other girls.

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This involves the concepts of bullying, the difficulty of dating and other issues that bisexuals face. CLICK HERE for the full opinion piece, and go to our Facebook page to comment.

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]