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The Unicorn Scale: The Good Place

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.


Meet Nelda. Nelda Is In The Closet.

This week bi.org contributor Greg Ward spoke with Nelda, a young bi woman who is very active and out as bi online, but hasn't yet fully come out in her everyday life.


Good Bi Love: Examining Physical Health Disparities in Bi People

This week bi.org contributor Zachary Zane talked to Dr. Sabra Katz-Wise about negative physical health disparities faced by the bi community and what may be causing them.


Bi Ambassador Dilemma: Scenes From Forever Coming Out

I’ve struggled with whether I wanted to be a representative every time I mention my sexuality.  So I’ve tried different approaches over the years - with varying results.


Meet Lulu. Lulu Is In The Closet.

She feels like she belongs in [online bi] groups but sometimes feels like a fraud because she's never had any sexual experiences with women; only with men. “Can I really call myself bisexual?” Lulu asked. “Like, that's something I struggle with sometimes.”


Meet Jessica. Jessica Is In The Closet.

As far as coming to terms with my sexuality, I am currently in a period when I am more attracted to women, and I think to myself, 'Am I maybe gay?' But then I get that familiar feeling that says, 'Nope. Still bi.'


Having A Bi Buddy Is About More Than Just Romance

If I had it my way, I’d never not work with a fellow bi person. We need each other.


In Bud and In Bloom: Bi Heroines In This Summer’s Movies

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.


A Night At A Bi Visibility Cabaret

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.


Meet Iris. Iris Is In The Closet.

I get to love both women and men! It's like, if monosexuality is like black and white TV, then bisexuality and pansexuality is like color. It's so different. There's no way in hell I want to be anything other than bisexual.


Meet Gloria. Gloria Is In The Closet.

Meet Gloria. She is bi and not yet out. Here is her story.


Meet Faye. Faye Is In The Closet.

This week bi.org contributor Greg Ward talks to a woman in a very conservative church in a conservative area. Even though coming out isn't simple for her, she still sees the beauty of her bisexuality and how it allows her to perceive and interpret the world differently than her straight counterparts.


The Unicorn Scale: Appropriate Behavior

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!


Wonder Woman: Still Bi, Still Invisible

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.


Meet Heather. Heather Is In The Closet.

“I have a gift of so many worlds that I should just take it all. How great is this? That when finally I was all, 'I'm bisexual. Oh my gosh, I get to love so many people!'”


What Happens When a ‘Girl Crush’ is a ‘Crush Crush’

When your crushes on girls are romantic or sexual in nature, it can be tricky to separate your genuine crushes from your ‘girl crushes.’ So where do these two distinct types of crushes meet?


The Unicorn Scale: Frida

In honor of Frida Kahlo's birthday, The Unicorn Scale takes a look at Julie Taymor's 2002 biopic, Frida.


Meet Betty. Betty Is In The Closet.

Betty is currently in a same gender relationship. Very few people know that and the ones who do, don't know that Betty is bi, they know her as a lesbian. She holds on to two secrets tightly.


The Unicorn Scale: Imagine Me and You

This week The Unicorn Scale's guest writer, SB, takes us back to 2005 and the romantic comedy, "Imagine Me and You".


Meet Estelle. Estelle is in the Closet.

Today we meet Estelle, a woman who is mostly happy with her own bisexuality, but struggles with how to be out to her conservative social circle.


Meet Doreen. Doreen is in the Closet.

Bi.org contributor, Greg Ward, sat down with a series of bi folks who are not "out" to ask them about their sexuality, their concerns, and why they aren't out. This week we meet Doreen, she used to live a typical Christian American life. Then her husband came out to her as gay and her marriage ended. Now she is coming to terms with her own bisexuality.


It’s Time to Take Bi Women Seriously

I am not an erotic fiction audiobook that exists for your listening pleasure, thank you very much. The idea that bi women just want attention perpetuates the idea that a woman's love for another woman is something for straight men to enjoy.


It’s Not About “Choosing A Side”

If we had the option of immersing ourselves in bi culture, instead of having to choose between gay or straight culture, I suspect most of us would feel pretty at home in the bi spaces.


A Feminist Primer for Bi Men

From the start we’re given bows or arrows, trucks or ballet slippers, hugs or “stiff upper lip”s. This leads to a lifetime of inequality, both in how we see the world and how others see us.


10 Questions You Should Never Ask A Bi Person

Coming out as bi, I've found that many people have a hard time filtering out the inappropriate or uncomfortable inquiries they want to direct at me. While I'm happy to address some of their questions, there are a few that either do not or should not be asked.


We Need To Talk About Kelly

If only Kelly Osborne had said that she is open to loving anybody, and left it at that.


I Get Bi With A Little Help From My Friends

In a society as heteronormative as this, when LGBTQ rights and issues are still up for debate, we need connection. We need to feel as if we’re not alone. We need to know that our existence is valid and our problems are not just ours alone. We need a team. We need community. We need family.


Spotlight on 6 Out and Proud Bi Women

I feel like we sometimes forget to acknowledge the amazing bi folks in mainstream media who are killing it with regards to visibility. This piece is for the women in mainstream media who not only proudly identify as bi, but also advocate for bi equality.


This Bi Life: Bi and On The Ace Spectrum

It was such a relief to know that I could keep my bi identity (which had become very important to me) and also acknowledge this other facet of myself. I started identifying as bi and demisexual, or bidemisexual.


Coming To Terms With My Bisexuality: A Life’s Journey

It’s been a long journey getting here, but I am so happy to be out and 100% true to myself. Just a year and a month ago, I was still wearing my “straight” mask, but now, I am an out and proud bi woman and I couldn’t be happier!


Lady Gaga’s Bright Bi Star Keeps Shining in 2017

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!


She Kissed a Girl, But Is She Bi?

The Bi Line tackles Katy Perry's speech at the Human Rights Campaign Gala


So, Are You Friends?

Every conversation we had in Egypt eventually led to the question, "you are friends?.." It took me a few days to realize what they were really saying is, "are you lesbians?"


The Biphobia Just Outside

We’ve always had a moment for gay rights. When will “LGBT rights” organizations have more than a mere moment for ours?


I am Bi and I Used to Be Biphobic

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: Black Sails

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’m Bisexual and I Have Anxiety and I’m Not Alone

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.


How Anais Nin Reminded Me There’s No One Right Way to Be Bi

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.


9 Ridiculous Questions People Ask About Being Bi and How to Answer Them

Sometimes, after mentioning my bisexuality in conversation, there’s silence followed by some incredibly frustrating statements/questions. This annoying follow up conversation often keeps us in the closet, so here are some easy scripts to get you through those conversations/interrogations.


Evan Rachel Wood’s HRC Speech is Just One Reason She’s My Bi Hero

[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.


The Bi Line: Lady Gaga Rocks the Super Bowl

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.


Navigating Academic Spaces When Bi

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.


Study Shows Benefits of Coming Out Bi

“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.”


Thank You, President Obama

Having President Obama in office, someone who vehemently and passionately believes in equality and fairness, told me that we were moving forward. It confirmed what I’d always believed – that the side of equal rights is the right side.


Tales From Indie Pride in Italy

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.


Why I Still Identify As Female

I can look as girly or androgynous as I want. I can climb mountains or sit in drawing rooms (first I’d have to find a drawing room). I am still a woman.


Bi Book Club 2017

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.


No, My Partner Isn’t ‘Bothered’ By My Bisexuality

They should not love us in spite of our bisexuality, but rather they should love us, and the identities that come with us, wholly.


I’m Polyamorous, Not Promiscuous

Next time someone tells you that they are polyamorous, please don't assume that they are promiscuous.


Bi Folks in “Straight” Relationships Still Need Queer Spaces

When I’m dating a man I can feel myself clinging to parts of LGBT culture harder than when I’m with a woman. Pride festivals become even more empowering than they were before. LGBT clubs feel like even more of a haven. Hell, I even find myself clinging harder to shows and books that feature queer characters.


Bisexuality in 2016: a Recap

There was so much to celebrate in 2016, and hopefully the new year will bring even more.


This Bi Life: I Still Feel Guilty for My Attraction to Women

You are bi because that’s who you are. You have no reason to be ashamed of that. You have no reason to feel guilty. You are not alone in your struggle, there are many of us out there, and we know how you feel.


The Year 2016 in Bi TV

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?


My Sexuality Is Not Just About Sex

Why is it that, when I tell you I’m bisexual, the first thing you’re likely to imagine is me having constant sex and threesomes every day? Let me tell you: threesomes are seriously hard to organise, so I should be so lucky!


This Bi Life: Holiday Self-Care Puerto Rico

The concept of coming out to my Abuela and Abuelo is daunting and terrifying... I need to give my own grandparents a chance to accept me, even though it might be daunting.


I’m a Sex Addict (And So Are You)

I recently took an online Sex Addiction Screening Test. Here are my test results. It turns out that I’m probably a sex addict and a lot of other fun stuff.


Home for the Holidays and Coming Out As Bi?

When your relatives ask those inevitable questions, these snappy responses will help you relax and get back to the important work of eating.


It’s Okay to Not Be Okay

We will fight for and alongside each other when the time comes. But right now, it’s okay to mourn. It’s okay to not be okay.


How I Maintain Visibility as a Bi Femme

I’ve been much more confident in myself ever since I began to embrace my unique femme style and realized that being femme doesn’t make me any less bi.


4 Ways Bi Representation on TV Can and Should Be Better

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.


17 Ways for LGBT Organizations to be More Bi Inclusive

It may seem like a long list, but really it doesn't take a lot to put the B back in your LGBT organization


4 Ways Porn Perpetuates Misconceptions About Bisexuality

These four tropes in bisexual porn seem to encompass the vast majority of videos tagged as "bisexual".


Bi Pride in Southern Oregon

Although I've attended and participated in Prides, I'd never been on the planning side before. I showed up to the first meeting hesitant because bisexuality is often ignored by Pride organizers, but I was immediately made welcome. I loved seeing this whole thing come together, and for me the icing on the cake was when I was made Grand Marshal. Talk about bi visibility!


Bi Erasure and Biphobia: Two Sides of the Same Coin

Please, non-bisexual people, don’t erase my sexuality. We exist, and we deserve respect and acknowledgement like everyone else.


Yay for Bi Visibility: Our 11 #iamBi Contest Winners!

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 Your Own Words: Coming Out Bi

In celebration of National Coming Out Day, we decided to highlight some great coming out stories shared by members of the Bi.org community. Here they are, in your own words:


This Bi Life: Black, Bi, and Sexy

Intimacy is hard for all of us. Like so many of the most important things in life, no one really teaches us how to go about finding it, keeping it, or nurturing it.


Bi Visibility at the White House!

In honor of Bi Week and Bi Visibility Day, the White House hosted a Bi Community Briefing with members of the bi community.


15 Great Tweets from #BiWeek

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!


The Bisexual Warriors of the “Gay” Movement

This Bi Week we are celebrating some of the many bi activists who have been instrumental in the LGBT rights movement.


How Amy Winehouse’s Honesty Helped Make Me Stronger

Amy Winehouse was the first woman I had heard use this mysterious word "bisexual." She wasn't afraid of her sexual orientation changing what people thought of her and refused to tiptoe around the label.


Would You Be Open to Dating Someone Who is Bisexual?

The more time I spend involved in bi activism and talking to other bi folks, the more I hear one major complaint. "No one wants to date me." It normally comes down to "people keep rejecting me as a potential romantic partner because I am bi."


10 Timeless Movie Kisses

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.


Some Disney Star Came Out as Bisexual. Who Cares?

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.


Harley Quinn: Kick-Ass Bi Super Villain Since 1993

Harley Quinn is relatively new to the Suicide Squad, not appearing in that group until 2011, and I was delighted that she was going to be a part of the film. Who doesn’t want to watch a kick ass, bisexual, sexy, funny lady super villain/anti hero?


Finding Community at Comic-Con

When I asked Tara Avery how she became involved in bi activism, her answer was simple. “I just showed up.”


Sorry, “Mr. Right.” I’m Still Bi.

We are not entertaining ourselves with women until we find the "perfect man." We are not kissing for attention or ratings. We are bi women, and we are still bi no matter whom we are dating.


Live From Hall B: Bi Representation Thrives at Comic-Con

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.


8 Questions I Get Asked As A Bisexual Woman

By asking me questions like this, people deny the love and intimacy I have with my partner, assuming we are only together for sex; that sex with her could never compare to sex with a man.


This Bi Life: I Don’t Feel Bi Enough

What other people may say or think about me, about us, has no bearing on who we are. No matter who we date, no matter who we have sex with, no matter who we fall in love with or marry, we are still bisexual. No one can take that away from us.


Bisexual Conversations 101

This guide is a handy tool for bisexual people who want to educate friends and family, as well as for non-bi people who want to know how to be good allies to bi people.


This Bi Life: My Monogamous Marriage

I never had to come out to him. A fringe benefit of online dating. There it was, my truth right next to my carefully chosen handle: “bisexual.”


Our Favorite Bi Characters of the 2015-16 Season

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?


Bi at the Brooklyn Museum!

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.


For the Love of Fandom: Bierasure and #LGBTFansDeserveBetter

Saying that Clarke being with a man is a bad thing because he is a man—no matter the context—is biphobic.


Coming Out Bi: My Story

Every gay person has their coming out story. For a bi person, the experience is different.


Clarke Griffin, Bisexual: CW’s The 100 and Dystopian Future at Its Finest

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.


Is Bisexuality Increasingly in the Public Consciousness?

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.


Bi, Pan, Omni, Poly, Fluid, NoLabel, etc. = #oneofus

My intention with the #oneofus project is to give bi people something or someone to relate to.


Progress Isn’t Linear: Bisexuality in Film

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.


10 Things Amy Winehouse Said About Being Bisexual

If you see the new documentary "Amy" this weekend and want to know more about the talented performer, here are some statements she (and those who know her well) have said about her bisexuality.


Tatum O’Neal Dates Women, but Avoids ‘Bisexual’ Label

The Oscar-winning actress doesn't like labels, but she's dating women, too now.


Oregon’s Bisexual Governor Signs Ban on Conversion Therapy

Earlier this week, Oregon's bisexual governor Kate Brown continued to make history by signing a bill that ends gay conversion therapy in her state.


Finally, a Classy Bisexual as Cate Blanchett Reveals Bi History (Or Not!)

A media storm has swirled around the Variety article where classic two-time Oscar-winning happily-married actress Cate Blanchett has talked about her past relationships with women. Mostly, the media are positive, but some think the whole thing is a publicity stunt, while others welcome "finally, a classy bisexual."


Book about Hispanic Bi Women Now Available in Spanish

A book that takes a unique peak at the lives of Hispanic women is now available in Spanish language.


Raven-Symone on ‘The View’ Echoes Miley Cyrus’s Lack of Labels

The darling little girl from "The Cosby Show," Raven-Symoné, pointed out on "The View" on Monday that she feels the same way Miley Cyrus does about not being labelled for liking guys and girls.


Boston University Honors Bi Activist Julia Canfield

Julia Canfield, president of the Bisexual Resource Center has been awarded the Student Excellence in Public Health Practice Award from Boston University.


Honey Boo Boo’s Mom and Sister Come Out as Bisexual

Honey Boo Boo’s mother, known lovingly by reality show fans as “Mama June,” and Honey Boo Boo’s sister Pumpkin both came out on Inside Edition.


Bi Trivia: What Singer Came Out as Bi to a Spanish Online Site?

Veja Magazine talked to one pop singer and he or she came out as bisexual to the online magazine and faced a lot of criticism.


Bisexual Characters on Broadway

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.


Really Cool Things Michelle Rodriguez Says About Being Bisexual

During the press tours for Fast & Furious 7, actress Michelle Rodriguez was again asked about her sexuality, particularly her bisexuality, and yes, she affirmed that she still is, and is still proud of it.


What is Bi ‘American Idol’ Crystal Bowersox Up to Now?

American Idol's Crystal Bowersox came out as bisexual in 2014. The Ohio native was competing in the night season when Lee DeWyze won.


Johnny Depp and Bisexual Wife Amber Heard May Split

Amber Heard, the out bisexual wife of actor Johnny Depp, may be ending her marriage to the superstar after only 62 days.


Checking in with Bi Wild Child Lindsay Lohan

PopDust.com calls Lindsay Lohan "the Los Angeles bisexual train wreck serial criminal offender" and every once in a while they check in to see what (and who) she's d0ing.


Sandra Bernhard Reviews Madonna’s Latest Music Video

Bisexual comedienne Sandra Bernhard does a play-by-play analysis about her former girlfriend Madonna's latest video "Ghosttown."


A Chat with Bisexual Multimedia Artist Vivek Shraya

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.


Why Are All the Good Bi Girls Married?

The provocative online magazine DNA.com recently compiled the most out female celebs who are bisexual. Some you may not know.


SheWired’s 10 Things You Shouldn’t Say to a Bi Girl

You'll have to check out this really hysterical list from SheWired by Charlotte Dingle called "10 Things You Should NEVER Say to a Bisexual Girl in a Mono Relationship."


Angelina Jolie Discusses More Preventive Surgeries

Angelina Jolie, famous bisexual, makes another announcement about drastic surgeries she is doing for her health.


Denise Penn is Profiled by OC Weekly

Denise is profiled by her local paper about her activism.


Joan Crawford Liked her Bisexual Men

The National Enquirer just published an excerpt of a new book that talked about how Joan liked bisexual men, married a few of them, and even tried to bed Rock Hudson, (who had sex with both men and women).


She’s More Than an Iranian Bisexual

Desiree Akhavan became known as the "Iranian bisexual" at the Sundance Film Festival.


Is Tiara Thomas ‘Bi as Hell’ Like her Lyrics?

Tiara Thomas is a rising R&B singer, and the 25-year-old is pretty bisexual in her lyrics, but she remains coy about her own personal preferences.


Kai Hazelwood Likes to Color Outside the Lines

Help this bisexual dancer with an innovate plan for a unique performance.


Is Identifying Herself as Pansexual Just being ‘Divergent’?

Actress Shailene Woodley, who is part of the sci-fi film franchise Divergent got a little miffed when the press dubbed her "bisexual." She says she's pansexual.


Irvine Welsh’s Book Features Bisexual Fitness Trainer

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.


Study about Distress Seeks Bi Women to Participate

An assistant professor from the psychology department of the University of Missouri in Kanas City, Missouri is seeking bisexual women to participate in a study about their experience involving distress and discrimination.


Bisexual Bessie Smith Biopic Stars Mo’Nique and Queen Latifah

Queen Latifah will be portraying the out, brave and bisexual Bessie Smith in "Bessie" on HBO.


11 Bisexual Girl Problems

No, it's not that bisexual women necessarily have fewer problems dating, maybe it's just more concentrated.


Lady Gaga Kills It at the Oscars

Lady Gaga stunned by singing the "Sound of Music" medley at the Oscars, and she was great!


A Dozen Facts you Should Know about Kate Brown Being the First Bisexual Governor

These are the 12 most important things to know about the new out bisexual governor of Oregon.


#BiHeroes: A bisexual woman’s journey of learning, defiance, and courage against all odds

Any bisexual knows it is not easy to live openly as bisexual. The ignorance, judgment and jokes are just the beginning. So what is it like to walk in the shoes of someone who is bisexual, African-American, polyamorous, atheist, a nude model and a cancer survivor? What does it mean to navigate those identities – separately or as a whole – in a world that often reveals its ignorance and judgment about sex, sexuality, race, gender and bodies?


15 Bisexual Girl Problems We Can All Relate To – Unfortunately!

Most of the weird social situations bi people (women in particular) have to deal with are summed right up with this Buzzfeed video, 15 Bisexual Girl Problems. The 2 minute video accurately depicts the awkward situations bisexual women face in a world that assumes you’re only attracted to one gender.


Bisexual Celebrities: Sandra Bernhard

Actress, comedian and bisexual. She has never hesitated to give her take on the celebrities around her. A famous example was on the Letterman show in 1988, where Bernhard said that Madonna – appearing on the show with her – was much better than Sean Penn in bed, thus alluding to Bernhard's then bisexual status and fueling speculation about her relationship with the singer.


30 Women Discuss Bisexuality: “I’m NOT a former lesbian”

Thirty women get personal and offer up their personal stories around being bisexual. This compelling article was originally published on buzzfeed.com.