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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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....
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.
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"Should I be elected, this would be historic," Kavern said. "I want to show that orientation, race, or age should not prevent folks from acting upon their excitement and motivation to fight for the issues that they care about.”
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.
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.
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.
Recent studies show more young adults are identifying as bisexual than ever before. Why is that?
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.
Erasing bisexuality from the foundation of queer rights is a disservice to our history.
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.
If aliens were to come to our planet and review the recent findings of YouGov, you could forgive them for thinking so.
Some of the world’s leading (and cool) sex educators delivered a fun and inspiring talk at The Sex Positive World Seminar at UCLA.
Despite dark clouds, flash floods, and lightning, people still turned out by the tens of thousands to celebrate!
Equality is as "American as apple pie," and the Supreme Court reminded us of that this morning. This ground breaking ruling demonstrates what is arguably an American president’s most lasting and important power – the ability to appoint Supreme Court justices.
Julie Rodriguez speaks exclusively to Bisexual.org about her campaign against Vogue's bi erasure.
Bisexual people are eagerly awaiting Supreme Court decision.
Jesus being labelled "bisexual" is not new. Now, a new book by Frank Schaeffer not only reiterates that claim, but also purports that Jesus was very pro-bisexual, too.
A large city in the United Kingdom about 75 miles southwest of London is educating its citizens (and anyone else who may stumble upon it) on the Klein Grid, as well as other ways of identifying one's sexuality.
Bisexual men are specifically being warned about a meningitis outbreak in Chicago during the Pride activities this weekend, and the parade next week on June 28.
Disgraced civil rights activist Rachel Dolezal may not be black, as she has claimed, but is she actually bisexual, too?
One of the most famous past U.S. Surgeon Generals tells Bisexual.org why it's important to identify as bi.
Check out the fun and photos of the bis at L.A. Pride this weekend.
BiNet USA sought out funding during the recent Give Out Day, and is continuing to see donations for their all-volunteer group that helps with bisexual issues on a national level. They have reached more than $900 so far but need to raise $7,000 more for some great things they want to accomplish.
Her inspiration came from love. Cynthia Bond spent the past 15 years teaching a writing class to at-risk homeless queer youth at the LGBT Center in New York City. Some of the themes and experiences she had while working with the youth made it into her novel Ruby.
A new book just out about Whitney Houston’s troubled daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown purports that Houston’s bisexuality was real, as all the rumors speculated while the superstar was alive.
A new book and some newly discovered film raises more questions about the disappearance of aviatrix Amelia Earhart—who is referred to as bisexual in some biographies.
BiNet USA and the Bisexual Resource Center are sharing Yahoo Groups that may be of interest to bisexual couples.
Bisexual romance author Alex Anders is organizing a Bisexual Game Night Mixer on June 20 in the Los Angeles area, and it’s getting some notice. OKCupid and Buzzfeed are involved with letting people know about the event, and their Buzzfeed videos on bisexuality have received more than three million views.
The beloved Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings characters of Dumbledore and Gandalf got married across the street from the rabidly-anti-gay Westboro Baptist Church.
Alan Cumming made no secret that he was bisexual and proud of it as he co-hosted the Tony Awards.
Dr. Margaret Robinson, a research scientist at the Ontario HIV Treatment Network is trying to figure out the reasons behind a proliferation in studies that show high rates of bisexual women using marijuana.
Not many BLGT activists appreciated the tease of the bisexual bromance that went on for "The Bachelorette" this week, and many criticized the network for gay baiting in the worst way.
Father of a bisexual teen who killed himself said the school officials didn't do anything, but that he was supportive of his son.
She is planning on wearing provocative clothing and she hopes to stir things up.
A bull that was thought to be gay is now showing bisexual tendencies, even without his balls.
The largest national survey in the United Kingdom ever to assess the needs of bisexuals was released Tuesday (May 26, 2015). The survey revealed that up to 38 percent of the people who identified as bisexual have experienced some sort of sexual harassment.
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
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.
On this Memorial Day weekend, noted bisexual soldier Cliff Arnesen shares with Bisexual.org some memories of his testimony before the U.S. Congress, which was 25 years ago, on May 16, 1990.
Miley Cyrus said that not all of her past relationships were “straight, heterosexual” ones. Although she didn’t use the B-word, media outlets are interpreting this as the actress/singer coming out as bisexual.
Bisexual.org, this site you're now reading, just purchased Bi.org so that both URLs go to the same site. There was some concern that when the British bisexual news site lost the domain name that someone would snatch it up and turn it into a porn site.
In a New York Times piece over the weekend, bisexual comedienne Margaret Cho challenged those who are asking people if they are gay or not.
Republican State Representative Randy Boehning from North Dakota was caught over the weekend sending unsolicited pictures of his private parts to a 21-year-old on Grindr.
Screen Shot 2015-04-27 at 2.50.40 PMOn Tuesday (April 28, 2015), the U.S. Supreme Court will once again hear arguments about same-sex marriage. One of the Amicus Briefs (or Friends of Court briefs) submitted to argue against same-sex marriage is from a group called “Same-Sex Attracted Men and Their Wives in Support of Respondents & Affirmance.”
When Marvel Comic’s “All-New X-Men" No. 40 hits the stands on Wednesday, there’s some potential bisexual erasure.
Unfortunately, (or maybe fortunately) there's a lot of bi erasure when it comes to politicians being caught in the act of a gay liaison. A politician can be in a marriage for most of his life and have a bunch of children and still get caught in a bathroom stall with a male prostitute. But is he bi? No, he's labelled "gay."
Dr. Samantha Tornello who conducted the comprehensive Gay/Bisexual Dads Study, and is offering updates of her project through her quarterly newsletter: Gay/Bisexual Dads Study Spring 2015 Newsletter, is seeking participants in a new study.
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."
An unusual group of men who are attracted to men, and their wives, are petitioning the U.S. Supreme Court against same-sex marriage.
Eliel Cruz wrote a story for Advocate.com that details the ugly stereotypes that caused some bi people to stay in the closet, according to a new study.
These are a dozen positive memes that you can cut and paste and share on your Facebook page.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will lead new programs totaling more than $185 million in HIV prevention funding for men who have sex with men.
President Obama, who is one of the most bi-friendly presidents in U.S. history (the photos here notwithstanding), has said Wednesday night that he believes that the government should ban harmful reparative therapy.
There's a great blog from 22-year-old Meghan in Michigan called "Through Laughter Comes Enlightenment" and she is asking for people to respond to therapists receiving bisexual clients.
The parents of a murdered girl want to sue their daughter's husband because he didn't tell them that he was bisexual.
Zachary Zane was pretty brave, but he did it it and it changed his life. And, he writes about it: "In one of the proudest moments of my life, I changed my OkCupid profile from straight to bisexual."
A new comedy sitcom on FOX debuted last week featuring a newcomer actress, Meera Rohit Kumbhani, as the free-spirited bisexual named Zara.
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.
On the site of Upworthy.com, Katy Butler tells her intriguing story about coming out as bisexual. It turns out that coming out as a lesbian was easy. The hard part? Admitting she still liked men.
Blogger Rev. Dr. Janet Edwards, a Presbyterian minister made a strange revelation on an Easter Sunday-- she came out as bisexual. To everyone.
Only a few months ago, funny guy Russell Brand seemed a bit serious when he said he wished he was bisexual. More recently, he has crusaded against porn, comparing it to fast food, and that he has bedded thousands of women.
British film director Edgar Wright insists he will keep the bisexuality in the love triangle at the center of the book Grasshopper Jungle by Andrew Smith.
A handsome 29-year-old man who identifies as bisexual left his job in November as a video producer at CBS and is now suing for sexual harassment, saying he was repeatedly drunkenly groped and kissed by powerful men at the network — including the director for the “CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley.”
It's not really an Easter story, but it's an interesting fact about the bisexual symbols of the mysterious figures onEaster Island.
He mentions "Orange is the New Black" and “Transparent” and the third season of “House of Cards.”
TMZ Sports talked to a closeted bisexual NFL player who wasn't thrilled about out gay player Michael Sam's comments saying that other gay men are less courageous for not coming out.
It was a joke that Sacha Baron Cohen is once again involved in the biopic about legendary bisexual rocker Freddie Mercury.
E.J. Rosetta, an out bisexual from the United Kingdom, posted a brilliant column in the lesbian publication Curve that's about biphobia.
A report in USA Today says that gay and bisexual men in the United States are twice as likely as heterosexual men to get skin cancer, according to a new study.
New game is the company's first step into having a bisexual character in its storytelling.
A young woman talks very frankly and plainly on the Vinted.com site about her life-long attraction toward women, but never acting on it.
The International Dublin Gay Theatre Festival will be featuring a fascinating original bisexual-themed play this year.
Check out the question of the week on the Bisexual.org Facebook page.
The man accused of beating up a youth in Corinth, Mississippi, that made national news, said he was bisexual aScreen Shot 2015-03-23 at 10.04.00 PMnd it wasn't a hate crime.
Check out the story on Bi Magazine that talks about the speculation of the fictional president of the United States, Frank Underwood, from "House of Cards."
Here are the most famous Irish bisexuals. Bet you didn't know a few of them.
More about guys being wild about Harry Styles.
Bi women are often forgotten in the statistics for health research.
Advice columnist Dr. John Sharry, a writer for the Irish Times offered advice to a women on how to tell her two children that their dad is bisexual
You should weigh in to this question if you have any ideas.
A UK report called "Boys Who Like Boys" talked about how at least 20 percent of the gay and bisexual young men face bullying in school by a teacher or another adult.
The LA Pride celebration and the world's first LGBT Pride Parade will take place this year June 12 through 14 in West Hollywood, Calif.
A recent report shows that bisexuals aren't represented as judges.
Nearly one-fifth of those identifying as BLGT in the UK military identified as bisexual.
Dirk Shafer, who directed and wrote two defining movies on the gay world, really "got" bisexuality.
Bi and gay men who have frequent partners are urged to get tested due to an increase in syphilis.
Details about the bisexuality of one of the most intelligent bisexuals ever.
Studies refute the claim that jail turns you gay, as one contender for president claims. Bi, maybe.
The United Kingdom's Health Service Executive is trying to reduce the high levels of HIV of men having sex with men, and are asking that bisexual and gay men take a survey to help them.
One of the most out and famous bisexuals of the day, Alan Cumming, is joining a celibacy campaign?! Say it isn’t so!
A court ruling allows a claim against bisexual discrimination to continue against Bank of America.
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.
Crystal Fleming, who also writes for the Huffington Post, has a heart-felt post and shares her story for #ThisIsLuv.
Read about the setting (Seattle) and the movie of "Fifty Shades of Grey" as reported in Bi Magazine.
BECAUSE is a cool acronym that stands for Bisexual Empowerment Conference, A Uniting Supportive Experience., and they've announced their keynote speakers and theme.
An Alabama judge says some ridiculous things about bisexuality.
About 50 bisexuals engaged in a Bi Visibility March at the 27th National Conference on LGBT Equality: Creating Change.
The Pew Research Center is just analyzing a 2013 study of 1,200 LGBT adults and made some recent findings about bisexuals.
Bringing up the bisexual secret life of the civil rights leader gets many activists in the African American community angry, but, a number of recent books have documented Malcolm’s life of relationships with both men and women.
See videos of Kate Brown's swearing in, flanked by her mother and her husband.
Nathan Henry is the first bisexual to be on MTV UK's "Geordie Shore" in 10 seasons.
Can you afford the most popular bisexual Internet name that's going to be on the market?
These are the 12 most important things to know about the new out bisexual governor of Oregon.
The 12-minute show featuring Katy Perry at the 2015 Super Bowl with impressive fireworks, lots of dancers, and instant costume changes will be talked about as one of the most spectacular in years, equivalent to an Olympic Games opening. But was it too bisexual?
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.
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?
"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!
Being the curious gays that we are, we decided to dig a little deeper, scouring the internet for clues. And what we discovered is, well, surprising. Apparently it’s not just the ladies who prefer two dicks in their porn. Self-professed straight men enjoy it, too.
We reached out to our active and AWESOME Facebook community and asked them to tell us HOW they knew they were bisexual. We received hundreds of great comments and here are some of our favorites. You can join us on our Facebook page, Twitter and Instgram by following "Bisexualdotorg".
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.
Two decades ago barely a quarter of Americans believed members of the LGBT
community should enjoy equal marriage rights; now nearly two-thirds accept
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.
We want to send out a HUGE thanks to the THOUSANDS of you that showed your #BiPride and shared you photos and stories for our #WhatBiLooks like contest!
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.
We're launching a #WhatBiLooksLike contest to share our BEAUTIFUL community with world and we hope you'll join us. Everyone who posts their #WhatBiLooksLike pic to our Facebook page or shares with us on Twitter will be eligible to win a Bisexual.org goodie box including hat, sunglasses, wristband, Bisexual DVD's, books and lollipops.
In the aftermath of Indian Supreme Court’s decision on Section 377, activists have implemented two major game plans: aggressive legal challenges and campaigns to change public perception and attitudes toward different forms of gender and sexual expression.
Why does Lady Gaga have to prove her bisexuality?
In 2005, the New York Times published an article with a catchy headline that sent waves through the LGBT world. Titled "Straight, Gay, or Lying," the article reported on study by researchers at the University of Chicago that failed to find 50/50 arousal patterns in a specific sample of men. Of course there is no requirement for bisexuals to be attracted to men and women in exactly the same way. Of course showing men pornography and measuring their erections is an imperfect measure of sexuality at best. Of course one sample of men is not representative of all men. Unfortunately, none of those important details, details that the scientists themselves pointed out, spoke loudly enough to drown out the power of that sound bite. Such is the nature communication in our media-saturated world.
by Richard Wolf and Brad Heath, USA TODAY
WASHINGTON D.C.— The Supreme Court delivered a double-barreled boost to the cause of same-sex marriage from Maine to California Wednesday by acting boldly in one case and backing off in another.
Precisely a decade after it struck down all remaining state laws banning sodomy, the court declared a key section of the federal Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional on equal protection grounds. But the justices took no stand on the merits of California's ban on same-sex marriage, leaving a lower court's decision that overturned Proposition 8 as the last word.
By Nataliya Vasilyeva and Mansur Mirovalev
MOSCOW — A bill that stigmatizes Russia’s LGBT community and bans the distribution of information about homosexuality to children was overwhelmingly approved by the lower house of parliament Tuesday. More than two dozen protesters were attacked by anti-gay activists and then detained by police, hours before the State Duma approved the Kremlin-backed legislation in a 436-0 vote, with one abstention.
While the eyes may be the window to the soul, pupil dilation can reveal a person's sexual orientation, finds a new Cornell study. Pupils were found to widen most when study participants watched erotic videos of people they found attractive, thereby revealing where they were on the sexual spectrum from heterosexual to homosexual.
GLAAD recently announced that the organization has formally dropped the words 'Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation' from its name and will be known going forward as simply GLAAD, the LGBT media advocacy organization.
Accompanying the change is a renewed commitment to incorporate bisexual and transgender people as well as allies from diverse backgrounds in GLAAD's work to shape the media narrative and build public support for LGBT people.
JERUSALEM, May 24 (IPS) - Public discussions about sexuality and gender diversity are difficult to start in many places. But a new multimedia project that is garnering buzz in Palestine aims to reverse this trend and open up dialogue within Palestinian society around these historically taboo issues.
Brazil Approves Same-Sex Marriage
BRAZIL has become the third and largest Latin American country to give a de facto green light to same-sex marriage.
In a bold stride for the majority Roman Catholic nation, the National Council of Justice, a panel which oversees Brazil's legal system and is headed by the chief justice of the Supreme Court, said government offices that issue marriage licenses had no standing to reject same-sex couples.
The music mogul who played key roles in the careers of superstars like Whitney Houston, Alicia Keys and Kelly Clarkson has come out as bisexual.
In his new memoir, The Soundtrack of My Life, 80-year-old Clive Davis acknowledges his bisexuality, which he describes as "something that my children and close friends have always known, but that I knew I would need to discuss in a biography," according to USA Today.
LGBT individuals continue to face widespread discrimination in the workplace. Studies show that anywhere from 15 percent to 43 percent of lesbian, gay or bisexual persons have experienced some form of discrimination and harassment at the workplace. Moreover, a staggering 90 percent of transgender workers report some form of harassment or mistreatment on the job. These workplace abuses pose a real and immediate threat to the economic security of LGBT workers.