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This Bi Life: Still Out, Still Proud

The more bi people who are out, the more we will be accepted and someday bisexuality, homosexuality, heterosexuality, etc will all be treated equally. In the mean time, maybe my family will figure it out. Until then, I’ll just keep being me, out and proud.


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.


What Keeps Bi Men in the Closet?

We talk to Dr. Eric Schrimshaw of Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health about his recent study on why bisexual men are not coming out to partners, family, and friends.


What Does Bi Erasure Look Like?

The message these rulings send out is loud and clear. As far as the justice system is concerned, bisexuality does not exist, and I think that that is unacceptable.


What Can the Bi Community Learn from Dan Savage?

Biphobia remains rampant, even within the gay community. This is in part due to the fact that bi people aren't coming out in large enough numbers yet.


Highs and Lows at the Rio Olympics

Even as progress is being made with regard to LGBT and women's rights, the 2016 Olympics in Rio this year remind us that more progress is sorely needed... We've witnessed highs and lows in that regard this year.


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?


This Bi Life: Growing Up in Mexico

"I was indoctrinated into a kind of machismo culture, which is to say I grew up believing that a man must behave in a stereotypically masculine manner at all times. This meant carefully hiding any parts of myself that might have been perceived as stereotypically 'feminine.'"


Bi-power – A Call to Action

Ask most bi people, and they will tell you that the majority of biphobia they experience is from within the LGBT community itself.


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.”


Revealing Research on why Many Bisexual Men Don’t Come Out

Schrimshaw found that many men aren’t “confused” about their (bi)sexuality. They know they are attracted to both men and women; however, they aren’t open about their (bi)sexuality because they fear stigma, ridicule, and being outed.


Labels Don’t Matter… Do They?

As much as we may want to live in a world where everyone is equal, we do not live in that world. The only way to get there is by encouraging social progress, which means discussion, which means using labels.


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.


Being a Bi Man Isn’t About Being a “Masculine” Fantasy

Just like not all lesbians are "butch" and not all gay men are "queens," not all bi guys are a gay man's stereotyped fantasy of masculinity. Our sexual orientation is more than your porn fetish. Sorry.


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.


I Know You Mean Well, But Please Stop Watching Us Kiss

So please, I know you mean well, and I’m flattered, I truly am, but stop asking me and my boyfriend to make out. Stop telling us how hot it is. Stop objectifying our queerness and love.


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.


Hey Hollywood: Beam Me Up for Bi Sulu!

Let’s do this. Let's boldly go where no one in the Star Trek universe has gone before. Let's say bisexual.


Bisexual – It’s Time to Reclaim the Word

We are a generation that loves our labels, married or single, black or white, team Edward or team Jacob. The problem is, when it comes down to sexual orientation things are not so black and white.


How my Bisexuality is a Privilege

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.


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.


Bi Pride at Portland’s Pride

Bit by bit, they joined the chorus, and the protesters' megaphones were rendered useless; their futile hatred drowned out by our love. “We're here! We're queer! We're fabulous! Get used to it!” All together, over and over and over....


5 Things Not To Say When Your Friend Comes Out

When someone comes out to you, it is not about you and your feelings. It’s about them opening up to you and trusting you with a part of their life that is very fragile.


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.”


Grieving While Bisexual

Isolated isn’t even the word. How can I unpack my feelings when I don’t even feel like I have a local community with which to do so? How do we create these spaces? How do we feed our communities in these moments?


#StillBisexual Takes Our Stories to the Big Screen!

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!


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?


Not A Match: Dating Site Erases Bisexuality (You Know…Again)

Two decades in, one of the oldest online dating sites still doesn’t recognize bisexuality as a valid sexual orientation.


Why Can’t We Like More Than One?

For literally everything else in life, humans can like more than one thing - and usually without judgement. It shouldn't be inconceivable to think that some of us have the capacity to be attracted to more than one gender.


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.


Self Care for Bi People: Taking the Care You Need

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.


Self Care for Bi People: Acknowledging the Barriers

It's revolutionary for us to love ourselves without conditions, to take care of ourselves without guilt. And there shouldn’t be any guilt in self care.


The Long Fight for Bisexual Inclusion

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.


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 Bisexual: My Story

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


I’m Bisexual, but not…

There are so many stereotypes about bi people. We are not those things. We are just bisexual.


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.


The Power of Us: #StillBisexual

"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.”


OUT Magazine Totally Gaywashed Luke Skywalker! Why?

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.


Confession: I’m Not “50/50″ Bisexual

If I’m being honest, I’ve felt anxiety in regards to not being “a 50/50” bisexual. Especially as an activist in the LGBT community, I stress about not being perceived as “bi enough.”


Why are More and More Millennials Embracing Their Bisexuality?

Recent studies show more young adults are identifying as bisexual than ever before. Why is that?


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.


Stop Erasing Bisexuality

Bisexual activist Nicole Kristal has a message for journalists and politicians who leave the B out of LGBT.


Bisexuality Gets Added Back into Ryan Phillippe’s ‘54’ Film

A whole 36 minutes of bisexuality is being added back in when it debuts (again


Bi Men Don’t Need to Hide Anymore

There's a group that is safe for bi men to experience healthy touching.


Renown Bi Leaders Give Workshops at BECAUSE Conference

An incredible array of notable bisexual leaders are presenting workshops, some for the first time time, at the regional BECAUSE Conference scheduled from April 17 to 19 at the University of Minnesota.


Bisexual Husbands Explored in ‘Gracie & Frankie’ Sitcom

Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda will be portraying women who have two bisexual husbands who are in love with each other.


Bisexual Symbols of Easter Island

It's not really an Easter story, but it's an interesting fact about the bisexual symbols of the mysterious figures onEaster Island.


Bi Author Cecilia Tan Explains Bi Sci-Fi

It's an intriguing question for science fiction fans who understand the history of bisexual characters in this specialized genre.


Washington D.C.’s Center Bi Needs Donations

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.


Bi Football Player Conner Mertens Hopes it Won’t Be an Issue

Conner Mertens, the out bisexual football player, is waiting for the next step.


For St. Paddy’s Day – a List of Bisexual Irish Folk

Here are the most famous Irish bisexuals. Bet you didn't know a few of them.


5 Incorrect Assumptions about Dating Bisexuals

Writer Eliel Cruz once again comes up with a list that slaps down some incorrect perceptions about dating bisexuals.


Nearly One-Fifth of British LGBT Troops Say They’re Bi

Nearly one-fifth of those identifying as BLGT in the UK military identified as bisexual.


All-Female Othello Plans to Break Bi Boundaries

The bisexual Bard's masculine play 'Othello' will now be done by a group of ladies.


Why Go to This Conference? Well, BECAUSE

BECAUSE is a cool acronym that stands for Bisexual Empowerment Conference, A Uniting Supportive Experience., and they've announced their keynote speakers and theme.


From Our Facebook Community: The Top 30 Most Common Misconceptions About Bisexuals

Bisexual.org has a THRIVING Facebook community over 70,000 members strong. We've tapped into our shared wisdom by asking our community what THEY feel are the most common MISCONCEPTIONS about bisexuals. Here are their TOP answers.


How America learned to love same-sex marriage

Two decades ago barely a quarter of Americans believed members of the LGBT
community should enjoy equal marriage rights; now nearly two-thirds accept
same-sex marriage.

This quantum leap cannot be explained by what sociologists call generational
shift – that is older, conservative folk dying off and younger, more liberal
people taking their places. Something more radical and unforeseen took place
that precipitated a change in opinion that leapt across the generations.


Bisexuality in the Media: Where are the Bisexuals on TV?

According to GLAAD's latest media reports, on television, out of the "66 regular or recurring LGBT characters on scripted cable television, 35 are gay men, while only 4 are bisexual males." Meanwhile, of the 102 LGBT-inclusive films released in 2013 (note that's not all films, just the ones that had LGBT characters), there was only one bisexual male character. That means that less than 6% of LGBT representation on television was of bisexual men, and less than 1% in films in 2013.


Advocate.com Op-Ed: Biphobia and Dating Bi Guys

Sexuality is not a binary; it’s not all gay or straight. There’s a pretty good chance you’re going to date someone who has, in the past, been romantically involved with someone of another gender. You may date someone who, in the future, will date someone of another gender. It’s not the end of the world, and it shouldn't affect your relationship.


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.


Bisexual Celebrities: Malcolm Forbes

Malcolm S. Forbes (August 19, 1919 – February 24, 1990) was publisher of Forbes magazine, founded by his father B. C. Forbes and today run by his son Steve Forbes. Soon after his death in 1990 Malcolm S. Forbes was revealed to have been bisexual. Steve Forbes’ apparent tolerance of his father’s sexual orientation was seized upon by social conservatives in 1996, and severely damaged his prospects in the Republican party.


Bisexual Celebrities Bring Visibility: “This is where celebrity culture can help make a major impact—often by working together.”

Veteran TV host Larry King made a fool of himself recently when he repeatedly prodded the ‘True Blood’ actress about being bisexual while also being married to a man.
Larry King likely gave birth, albeit unintentionally, to at least one fledgling punk band during a recent interview with Anna Paquin, when he asked her if she is a “non-practicing bisexual.”The actress, who is married to her True Blood co-star Stephen Moyer, tried to set King straight by saying that she’s “monogamously married,” but this only served to confuse him more.“But you were bisexual?” he asked, forcing Paquin to explain that it’s not a “past tense thing” and that if a straight person “were to break up” with their partner, their sexuality wouldn’t just stop existing. Which was about the most PC way you could possibly point out that just because you agree to stay faithful to one person doesn’t mean that you stop wanting to have sex with other people—something the many-times-married Larry King probably knew already.


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.


Bisexual Celebrities: Joan Crawford

Joan Crawford, an American actress in film, television and theatre. Want to see more famous bisexuals? Join us on Facebook, Twitter or Google+ to get weekly updates on famous bisexuals, bisexual facts and FAQs.


Bisexual Quotes: Freud

"I do not in the least underestimate bisexuality. . . I expect it to provide all further enlightenment." - Sigmund Freud.


What do rubber bands have to do with Bisexuality?

“Männertreffen" [Men's gathering] I heard Christoph say to somebody across the breakfast table at the Z-Bi last November. My ears immediately perked up, my eyes widened, and I literally jumped up to find out more. I was soon treated to an enthusiastic stream of stories about BiNe’s retreat and it was hard not to notice how everyone's faces lit up when they spoke. Clearly, I had stumbled upon something special; I was ready to sign up on the spot.