In preparation for season 2 of "The Good Place" Jennie Roberson takes a look at the slow reveal of Eleanor's (the main character) bisexuality over the course of season 1.
This week's Unicorn Scale we look at "Empire" a show that is part King Lear and part Dynasty with a lot of hip hop thrown in. There are also a surprising number of bi characters, let's explore.
This summer brought us not one, but two, kick-ass bi heroines! Lorraine Broughton and Diana Prince both showed us that bi ladies definitely belong on the big screen.
We Bi+ people are so easily made invisible, we need to create visibility, to show up, to hold space for each other. We need to loudly and proudly make it known that we are Bi+ and not ashamed and not afraid.
This week I was sick to death of watching shows with bi characters who never ever said the word bi, so I decided to sit down and watch "Appropriate Behavior." If you too are sick to death of bi erasure and bi invisibility, check out this awesome movie written, directed, and starring a real life bi woman about a bi woman!
Soon after the lights dimmed, we were introduced to the queer woman paradise that is Themyscira. Now, I’m pretty sure there was not a queer person in any theatre that thought just because this is a women-only island, nothing sexual was going down.
In honor of Frida Kahlo's birthday, The Unicorn Scale takes a look at Julie Taymor's 2002 biopic, Frida.
This week The Unicorn Scale's guest writer, SB, takes us back to 2005 and the romantic comedy, "Imagine Me and You".
There’s nothing wrong with queer sex. It’s not gross or abominable. Sense8 showed it can be can be beautiful, and yes, even celebrated.
In honor of Marilyn Monroe's birthday, The Unicorn Scale decided to revisit one of my all time favorite movies, "Some Like It Hot." Yes, it was made in 1959, but it was surprisingly progressive and still plays very well today.
With what character do you ache to relate, and perhaps already do? It’s okay to feel the bi vibes and embrace them. It's okay to read these characters as bi, who would know better than you what it means to be bi.
This week The Unicorn Scale tackles the time traveling extravaganza, "Outlander".
Content Warning: This article discusses sexual assault and sexual violence
This week The Unicorn Scale looks at the hilarious comedy, "Chewing Gum," specifically the episode "The Unicorn." 'Cause how could we resist?
Happy birthday, Lady Gaga! Thanks for being one of the very few bi celebrities to actually #SayBisexual. Instead of sneakily hiding behind a "no labels" comment, your transparent example has inspired millions to openly show their #BiPride!
Rave culture's openness and acceptance is a large part of why I was able to come out as bi. It's why I quit trying to be someone else's idea of “normal” and just started being myself.
The Bi Line tackles Katy Perry's speech at the Human Rights Campaign Gala
Bi was a word I thought couldn’t include me because of my gender and attraction. I was wrong. Bi has more than enough room for nonbinary genders and nonbinary attraction. Bi includes me.
This week we dive into Todd Haynes' 1998 Glam Rock extravaganza "Velvet Goldmine"
Frank Ocean is a beacon of visibility for folks who are attracted to more than one gender. His music and words have helped me, and I’m sure thousands of others like me, by showing me that I’m not alone.
Where was bisexuality in ABC's "When We Rise"?
It’s an odd thing to say – that I used to discriminate against other bi folks. But I did. I didn’t think bisexuality was sound or valid. That’s how I was taught. And I was taught wrong.
Welcome to The Unicorn Scale where will be talking about the quality of bi representation in various shows, films, and books. First up is Starz's "Black Sails".
I am bi and I struggle with an anxiety disorder. Now, although I have grown to understand and accept both of these facts, they remain strange and oftentimes unfathomable to others.
Bisexual characters are the butt of jokes in Hollywood and we’re not laughing.
The writings of Anais Nin were a huge part of my awakening as a young woman. Today, on Anais Nin's birthday, I am reminded that orientation is about so much more than physical attraction. And that there's no one right way to be bisexual.
[Evan Rachel Wood's words] made me feel comforted, and a little less alone. It gave me hope for a new generation of bi kids, who would hopefully see people like her and feel a little less alone, too.
If nothing else, Gaga's example proved to hundreds of millions of people that it is possible to be a woman, a survivor of sexual assault, proudly bisexual, and a superstar.
Even gender studies classrooms may not be safe spaces. They contain the same biphobic microaggressions that bi folks encounter everywhere else in the world. I hope that somewhere out there, people are beginning to have better experiences.
“You may not be able to be out in every single space that you’re interacting in, and so my hope is that for bi folks, with the spaces where one can be out, I hope they are able to capitalize on that for their own well-being.”
The more out bi people there are and the more we can connect with one another, the less alone we all feel and the more acceptance we will gain.
Roger may not be the average person (or alien) you would tell your kid to aspire to be. Nevertheless, there’s something in his pride, his confidence in his sexuality, and his brutal honesty that is inspiring to me.
David Bowie's life reminds us to have fun. Go for it, it's okay to be weird. In fact it's awesome to be weird.
I thought it would be fun to make a "bi book club" list. I figured I'd draw on my knowledge and that of my friends to create a book of the month list and then we could all read through them together.
There was so much to celebrate in 2016, and hopefully the new year will bring even more.
Bi folks are of course people and love all the gifts that people love, but here are some extra awesome gift options for the bi people in your life.
This holiday season, when you need a break from family and all that holiday cheer, why not check out some of these bi TV characters of 2016?
With season 12 of “Supernatural” already underway, many fans are asking, “Is Dean ever going to come out of the closet?”
This election week, remember: check in with yourself, be kind to yourself, and most importantly: take care.
GLAAD's annual media report shows that there are more bi characters on TV, unfortunately they are mostly evil or dead. We need more and better bi characters.
These four tropes in bisexual porn seem to encompass the vast majority of videos tagged as "bisexual".
Please, non-bisexual people, don’t erase my sexuality. We exist, and we deserve respect and acknowledgement like everyone else.
Thanks to all the folks who shared their stories. It is wonderful to know that our community is so large, so diverse, and so proud!
In honor of Bi Week and Bi Visibility Day, the White House hosted a Bi Community Briefing with members of the bi community.
Throughout the week members and supporters of the bi+ community made us laugh out loud, provided opportunities for enrichment, and gave us even more reason to celebrate. Let’s take a look at some of #BiWeek in tweets!
Happy Bi Visibility Day 2016! Here are some things we'd like to see accomplished before many more Bi Visibility Days have passed. What's on your Bi Wish List?
This Bi Week we are celebrating some of the many bi activists who have been instrumental in the LGBT rights movement.
Freddie Mercury was never afraid of challenging society’s sexual and gender expectations.
Sometimes the Hollywood kiss bores me. It doesn’t reflect my life or my experiences. So here is a list of kisses from fantastic films I love, films that don’t follow that very familiar, very dominant narrative.
This week, Bella Thorne came out as bisexual in the chillest way possible, causing an outpouring of love on Twitter. Coming out is about being real, honest, genuine. It isn't just private "bedroom stuff." It affects our romantic and social lives a great deal. If someone doesn't care about all that, that's sad.
When I asked Tara Avery how she became involved in bi activism, her answer was simple. “I just showed up.”
It was a stellar weekend for bi visibility at the 2016 Comic-Con. Clarkes and Constantines descended upon CA, and we’ve got your bi+ round up right here.
Let’s do this. Let's boldly go where no one in the Star Trek universe has gone before. Let's say bisexual.
I want to focus on why I love being bisexual. Why it is not only a blessing, but a privilege that I was able to discover my (bi)sexuality. And even if I was magically presented the option to press a button and turn either gay or straight, I would never, in a million years, change my sexual orientation.
Missing your most-loved bi characters while they’re on summer break? Check out some of our favorite bi characters available with subscription right now!
Despite the fact that bisexual people are the majority of the LGBT population, bi people and their stories are often conspicuously absent from most LGBT festivals. Fortunately, not this time!
Let’s hear it for the Bis! We’re celebrating some of our favorite bisexual characters of the 2015-16 tv season. Are yours on the list?
Two decades in, one of the oldest online dating sites still doesn’t recognize bisexuality as a valid sexual orientation.
Music has been a huge part of my coming out process. Singing live about my experiences has helped me realize just how many like-minded people there out there.
In our last post on self care, we reviewed barriers to self care for the bisexual community. With that acknowledged and in mind, today let’s focus on how we can take care of ourselves.
When earlier this year, Huffington Post’s Gay Voices changed their name to Queer Voices, it was another victory in the long fought battle for bi inclusion, yet it re-awoke ongoing questions and concerns about name changes.
Saying that Clarke being with a man is a bad thing because he is a man—no matter the context—is biphobic.
In modern pop culture the only indicator of bisexuality is behavior. Beyond even that, we can’t assume the character will stay that way. In reality we know bisexuality is in and of itself valid and not a phase.
The orientation (and the people who represent it) have gone from being ignored and actively erased by the media to being part of society's grand narrative.
"Maybe if people could understand that for many of us being bisexual is a permanent not transitional identity, then there was a potential that we could be understood.”
A fan tweeted Mark Hamill to ask if Luke "was bisexual." The actor's reply was very thoughtful. OUT Magazine's headline about the tweet, however - not so much.
My intention with the #oneofus project is to give bi people something or someone to relate to.
Bisexual activist Nicole Kristal has a message for journalists and politicians who leave the B out of LGBT.
In an episode of British comedy Vicious, character Freddie Thornhill, as played by Ian McKellen, dismissed the very idea of bisexuality.
It’s only in the last few years that we’ve begun to see bisexual characters represented as calmly as Queen Christina was 80 years ago.
Two groundbreaking polls released last week prove what we already know – bisexuality exists and more people see themselves as bi than ever before.
It's time for people to get comfortable saying the word bisexual.
John Forbes Nash, the brilliant mathematician who inspired the movie “A Beautiful Mind,” died in a car accident on Saturday, May 23, 2015, with his wife. Although many books and biographies called Nash bisexual, or homosexual, the Princeton professor denied such labels
Stephen Fry, an openly bisexual actor, who is married to a man in Great Britain, has released on You Tube a dramatic series that fights homophobia called “Out There.”
There’s a much-discussed sex scene between handsome James Marsden (who plays a bisexual actor) and Jack Black (a heterosexual schlub who can’t forget their one-time liaison).
"Are you for real? If so, life truly is stranger than fiction," that's what the columnist responds at first.
It's a happy ending that doesn't always happen when someone comes out as bisexual.
There's a group that is safe for bi men to experience healthy touching.
AfterEllen.com takes a look at "10 Lesbian and Bisexual Characters on Broadway." That doesn't mean the actors and actresses are bisexual, but their characters are.
The headline was shocking enough, and at first, it may come across as a bit of stereotypical, but it's meant i good fun, so we're sharing it.
He worked with the gay and lesbian community as an open bisexual through much of the 1990s and 2000s. Now, Khafre K. Abif is part of the Human Rights Campaign to have people with HIV tell their stories, and he's one of the few longtime bisexuals.
The mean-spirited over-sexed character of Julia played by Jennifer Aniston in the comedy Horrible Bosses 2 was so horrible that it made GLAAD's top five in "Most Offensive Movies of 2014."
There's a fascinating thread from David and his WickedGayBlog. David is a 40-something Boston-based blogger who has had more action on his latest Question of the Day than any other.
Men who are married in Saudi Arabia who are found guilty will be stoned to death. But, an unmarried man caught in a homosexual act will be punished with 100 lashes and banishment for a year.
American Idol's Crystal Bowersox came out as bisexual in 2014. The Ohio native was competing in the night season when Lee DeWyze won.
A noteworthy panel of well-known bisexuals discussed the misrepresentation of certain mainstream media and how bisexuality is incorrectly portrayed.
Gay writer and journalist Dan Savage has been, well, savaged by bisexuals in the past for saying that bisexuals don't exist. But, he's changed his tune on that, and realizes that he contributed in the past to bi erasure and is against that.
Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda will be portraying women who have two bisexual husbands who are in love with each other.
Slate advice columnist Emily Yoffe, better known as Dear Prudence, responded to a bisexual reader’s question about coming out by telling her to stay closeted.
SheWired.com is putting up another funny list. This time, it's 10 fights that lesbians and bisexual women get into.
Is Harry Potter and Draco Malfoy in a bisexual love affair? Of course we know Harry has hetero leanings, but even the Harry Potter creator J.K. Rowling wrote that Harry was “rapidly becoming obsessed with Draco Malfoy” in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.
Shraya is currently on a west coast tour with authors Amber Dawn and Leah Horlick. Here’s Shraya’s conversation with Bi Magazine. Read all of Bi Magazine's Q & A interview.
About double the percentage of youth identify as bisexual, gay, lesbian or transgender than they did only four years ago, according to a study from the Public Religion Research Institutrp_FB-1-300x300.jpge.
At the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee a teaching assistant put out an email that offers extra credit to students—but only if they’re bisexual. Unfortunately, the right-wing conservative Campus Reform is making an issue about the extra credit and calling it discriminatory.
The provocative online magazine DNA.com recently compiled the most out female celebs who are bisexual. Some you may not know.
Is the randy cartoon rabbit swinging both ways?
Australian-born Londoner Josef Salvat is starring as a bisexual hustler in one of the most erotic videos to come out these days.
A movie about an urban fantasy that takes the audience into an intriguing journey of BLGT issues, with a lot of bisexuality, won a prestigious award for short films this week.
A major study shows that people whose sexual identities changed toward same-sex attraction in early adulthood reported more symptoms of depression.
It's an intriguing question for science fiction fans who understand the history of bisexual characters in this specialized genre.
Listen to a radio interview about Bisexual Health Awareness Month.
How many of the Advocate's 18 LGBT rockers are bi? You may not be surprised.
Feminist writer Valarie Clark-Neff from Columbus, Ohio has a humorous article in the UK website.
Center Bi, the only bisexual organization that is hosted at a BLGT center in the country, is seeking funds for educational material and outreach. They are trying to make $3,000 in donations before their Pride Festival, and so far have more than $200.
One of the UK's hottest scripted reality shows, The Only Way is Essex (or TOWIE for those in the know) is waiting for a cliffhanger that may be answered Sunday night to see if handsome hunk James Lock on the show is bisexual.
A survey found that almost 30 percent of bisexual women and 23 percent of lesbian women live in poverty compared to 20 percent of heterosexual women.
Read all the things the out bi politician has done for her state so far.
There are a lot of statistics that need to be improved, particularly ones involving bi women.
Thoughtful piece by a bisexual youth explores bisexual erasure.
The provocative play about bisexuality opens in a small theater company in Colorado.
The PBS Digital YouTube series First Person with host Kristin Russo explores bisexual erasure.
A study released late last year shows that bisexual men and women aren't any more or less jealous about their relationships than anyone else.
A new edgy teen fiction story is posted on Wattpad.
It will be easier for gay and bi parents to adopt now that Florida is starting to get rid of an obsolete law.
Denise is profiled by her local paper about her activism.
The HBO movie "Bessie" of bisexual blues legend Bessie Smith has a sneak peek on You Tube (see above).
Bisexual Army Veteran Cliff Arnesen shared this intriguing photograph of the early days of marching in the St. Patrick's Day Parade in South Boston.
Meet a bisexual leprechaun.
Are we the Jan Brady of the LGBT movement?
A fascinating panel on bi media this weekend.
Bisexual rapper Angel Haze is starring in "Truce" and helping out a bi girl get accepted by her mom.
Move over Catwoman, the bisexuality headlines as far as comic book characters will have to be shared by a new bi character, "Harley Quinn."
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'The 100' saw the lead female character kiss a girl.
The new Journal of Bisexuality is out! The new Journal of Bisexuality is out!
Monica Bellucci, who just turned 50, is being coy about the rumored bisexuality of her character in the upcoming James Bond thriller, "Spectre."
The bisexual Bard's masculine play 'Othello' will now be done by a group of ladies.
Desiree Akhavan became known as the "Iranian bisexual" at the Sundance Film Festival.
Famous bisexual names, and longtime bisexual activists are in the mix in the eight nominees for the Bisexual Categories in the prestigious Lambda Literary Awards.
The Association of Writers and Writing Programs (or AWP Conference) is being held in Minneapolis this April, and some bi activists are looking for a few good writers.
A gay teen who has a homophobic father, found out that his dad was using the gay hookup app Grindr.
In another first for the comic book world, DC Comics favorite feline foil, Catwoman, whose name is Selina Kyle, is coming out as bisexual in the next issue of the series.
In The New York Times book review section on Sunday, a review by Sloan Crosley detailed the protagonist of a new book, The Sex Lives of Siamese Twins.
The bisexual community has dubbed March as Bisexual Health Awareness Month (BHAM). Beginning March 2, there will be a concerted effort to get the word out about bi-specific health issues, with new incentives and informational drives every week.
A personal look at how a budding bisexual kid identified with Mr. Spock, and later got to tell Leonard Nimoy in person.
An opinion column by Jon Greenberg on Everyday Feminism.com discusses the ways that colorblindness contributes to racism. It's only a tiny step to take that step to homophobia or biophobia.
Queen Latifah will be portraying the out, brave and bisexual Bessie Smith in "Bessie" on HBO.
The Advocate.com has a powerful opinion piece by Jase Peeples that talks about how it matters how people identify in public.
BECAUSE is a cool acronym that stands for Bisexual Empowerment Conference, A Uniting Supportive Experience., and they've announced their keynote speakers and theme.
No, it's not that bisexual women necessarily have fewer problems dating, maybe it's just more concentrated.
Bisexual journalist Eliel Cruz has a funny column discussing the problems that bisexual guys have on dates.
The most bi Oscar show ever was 2000 when at least 10 of the movies nominated in the various categories had some element of bisexuality.
Can you afford the most popular bisexual Internet name that's going to be on the market?
There has been a huge amount of controversy surrounding the release of the Columbia Pictures film, ‘The Interview” starring James Franco and Seth Rogan because of the political issues that are part of the script. But even without the international political conflict, there would be plenty to talk about once the movie came out. This buddy-buddy film has a lot of homoerotic moments that are closer than the usual “bro-moments” that you’d see in the “Harold & Kumar” or “Hangover” films.
"Does being bisexual have to mean dating hell?" This is what the main character in this new bi webseries, Alex Wagner, asks himself. We're in love with this new, hip web series from BiUSTV.
The greatest achievement of Texts is to make us want to read these classics in case we missed any as part of our required reading in school. So, yes, stop looking at your cellphone and read a book! And while you’re at it, check out The Toast; it is a deliciously addictive concoction.
For a generation that grew up on Three’s Company, a 1970s-80s ABC network show that played sexual orientation for cheap laughs, television as the most LGBT-friendly entertainment was unthinkable. The nomination of a transgender actress for an Emmy award (Laverne Cox for her outstanding work in Orange Is The New Black) was something few of us imagined we would live to see. Just this year alone, more than a dozen television shows feature LGBT storylines through their main cast or recurring characters. So many shows and so little time is a welcome conundrum keeping our Tivo® boxes and DVRs working overtime. Online debates among a growing fan base often reach the high pitch of religious fervor. So, dear television viewers, we are (finally) here, we are queer, get used to it!