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The Unicorn Scale: Lucifer

Season 4 is about to come out, so it seemed like a good time to look back at one of my favorite bi characters, Lucifer.


Rogues’ Gallery: Whittaker Chambers

Soviet spy, translator of "Bambi," and hero of Reagan. Allow me introduce the first in a series of infamous bis, Whittaker Chambers.


Meet Ingrid

My first sexual experiences were with other women but they never went ‘too far’ so, at the time, I reframed them in my head as a youthful curiosity.


The Unicorn Scale: Younger

This week's Unicorn Scale tackles "Younger."


Bi Book Club: The World of Riverside

Bi Book Club is looking back to one of my favorite fantasy novels, "Swordspoint" and the wonderful "World of Riverside" series.


The Unicorn Scale: Jane The Virgin

Season 4 of Jane the Virgin gave us not one, but two bi characters!


The Unicorn Scale: Love Songs

This week The Unicorn Scale looks at a bunch of dreamy French folks singing and being bi together. Welcome to "Love Songs."


Bi Book Club: Hunger

For our first Bi Book Club, we're taking a peek at Roxane Gay's 2017 memoir "Hunger".


Here Come The Oscars 2018!

Who are your favorite award winning bi writers, directors, and actors? What's your favorite queer themed film? And who are you rooting for next Sunday?


The Unicorn Scale: Grace and Frankie

This week The Unicorn Scale takes a peek at Netflix's "Grace and Frankie".


6 Things That Are Making This Bi Lady Feel Thankful

I'm feeling thankful for many things this year, what about you?


A Quick Holiday Survival Guide

Holidays can be rough, here are some ways to make them go a little more smoothly.


What Being Out Means To Me

Being out has meant different things to me throughout my life, what does it mean to you?


The Unicorn Scale: Empire

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.


The Unicorn Scale: Stage Beauty

Today The Unicorn Scale takes a look at "Stage Beauty," a movie set in the 17th century where a man and a woman each hope to be the best Desdemona on the English stage.


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!


The Unicorn Scale: Frida

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


The Unicorn Scale: Some Like It Hot

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.


The Unicorn Scale: Outlander

This week The Unicorn Scale tackles the time traveling extravaganza, "Outlander".
Content Warning: This article discusses sexual assault and sexual violence


The Unicorn Scale: Chewing Gum

This week The Unicorn Scale looks at the hilarious comedy, "Chewing Gum," specifically the episode "The Unicorn." 'Cause how could we resist?


The Unicorn Scale: Velvet Goldmine

This week we dive into Todd Haynes' 1998 Glam Rock extravaganza "Velvet Goldmine."


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?"


Welcome to The Unicorn Scale: Black Sails

Welcome to The Unicorn Scale where we will be talking about the quality of bi representation in various shows, films, and books. First up is Starz's "Black Sails."


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.


I am a “Values Voter” and Proud

I will never vote for an anti-choice, anti-woman, anti-sex, anti-love candidate. I am proud of voting for these values and will continue to do so.


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.


Thank You David Bowie for Reminding Us It’s Okay to Be Weird

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.


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.


I’m Polyamorous, Not Promiscuous

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


5 Gift Ideas for Your Bi Bestie

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.


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.


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.


Birth Control: It’s Not Just for Women

No, this isn’t about saying men should suffer like women have. This is about saying we should all have the right to plan when and how we become parents. Yes, men too.


The Silver Lining of Trump’s ‘Hot Mic’

How Trump's words inspired frank conversations about sexual assault and its prevalence.


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!


6 Facts About Sex I Wish they had Taught me in School

Talking about sex can be weird, and often we just don't ask questions. We assume we know it all, because really how complicated can sex be?


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.


Ahoy! Avast! Matelot? Pirating Was About More Than Just Wenching

Happy International Talk Like a Pirate Day folks! This year it coincides with the beginning of Bi Pride Week, so I thought we'd talk about some less heteronormative pirate traditions in order to celebrate both.


Would You Be Open to Dating Someone Who is Bi?

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."


4 Postitive Ways Freddie Mercury Challenged the World

Freddie Mercury was never afraid of challenging society’s sexual and gender expectations.


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.


4 Things Even Monogamous Folks Can Learn From Polyamory

A lot of people imagine that polyamory is some kind of carte blanche to do whatever you’d like without ever needing to apologize. In fact, it’s the exact opposite.


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 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.


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?


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.”


First Ladies: I Don’t Care if You Can Bake, Pose Nude, or Have Great Arms

I don’t know which I find more insulting: the idea that we cannot elect a man because his wife has been seen naked or that we should elect a man because his wife is "hot."


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.


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.


Don’t Inflict Your Gender Norms on my Dog

Why do people who would never dare be so confrontational with another human feel totally comfortable policing my dog’s gender performance?


Same-Sex Marriage is Legal in the U.S., What Now?

The Supreme Court's ruling doesn't mean that it's all over


Why I’m Bi (and not gay) for Ruby Rose

Are women suddenly "turning gay" for Ruby Rose?