Male

Bisexual

United Kingdom



Hi, I‘m Marcus. I am Bisexual.

Have you ever sat in the audience and wished the comedian would stop with the heteronormative bullshit, or the drag queen would lay off the cheap biphobic laughs? Me too. Hi, I'm Marcus Morgan - the only professional bisexual activist magician you're ever going to meet. I've been at the centre of the UK bisexual community since 1992, been lead organiser for three UK BiCons and the 2010 International Conference On Bisexuality. I've chaired bi support groups, founded bi social meet ups, started the national bisexual activist network "The Bisexual Index" and spoken on TV, on radio, and at Pride events about bisexual rights, bisexual inclusion, and fighting biphobia. That was a long sentence wasn't it? TL;DR - I'm bringing bisexuality to people so they get a clue. In 2018 I debut a new live stage show aimed at bringing bisexual understanding to theatres - "Bisexuality Is Magic". See bisexualmagic.com for details

What being bisexual means to me

I'm attracted to more than one gender.

It's very simple for me, very confusing for others. I don't understand, can't understand - because I'm bi.

It's like when people who aren't colour blind try to picture what the world would be like for people with red-green colour blindness. We can guess, approximate, but we can't know.

What I would like the world to know about bisexuals

Bisexuality is simple.
Bisexuality is commonplace.
Bisexuality is not shameful.

Bisexuality is just attraction to more than one gender.

What was your path to a bisexual identity?

I was gay as a teenager, but then when was in my early 20s my sexuality changed and I realised I'd become bisexual.

What is the toughest thing about being bisexual?

I always say "the definition is easy, it's the prejudice that's hard". I can tell people I've been an out and proud bisexual activist for 25 years and that can still be replied to with "yeah but does bisexuality exist?"



What is the best thing about being bisexual?

Having a supportive community where I can be myself without worrying that when sexuality comes up people will react badly.

What advice do you have for someone who thinks they may be bi or who is in the process of coming out as bi?

Come out if you can preserve your safety.
Come out if you can keep it your decision, do it on your own time.

Coming out is yours. Don't do it for them, do it for you.

Read the article I wrote at bisexualindex.org.uk about coming out for other people's advice too!

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