Thursday, January 23, 2014 Friday, October 25, 2013

allacharade:

*infomercial voice*

So, let’s say you want to ship two dudes together because ‘omg they have so much unresolved sexual tension’ or ‘did you see the way they looked at each other in that scene’ or ‘they are two dudes that i find hot that exist nominally in the same universe.’

But one or both of them has shown some interest in a female character! Canonically!

Now, I know what you are thinking, about how they are probably just in denial or how canon only does that because they aren’t allowed to show the true gay selves of these characters.

BUT. I have a product that is about to blow your mind. It will allow you to respect the characters actions and attraction in canon, not relegate female love interests to a characters misplaced sexual delusions, AND allow you to write hot, hot man love.

I call it BISEXUALITY. Similar products such as pansexuality, polysexuality, and ‘not a perfect 0 or 6 on the Kinsey Scale’ (among others) will have similar effects on your fanfiction.

This fantastic product has somehow remained hidden from the fanfiction community for years, but I am here to spread the word.

Available for 3 payments of not being a biphobic and/or misogynistic butthead, this amazing writing tool can be yours to use and share as many times as you like.

For more information, visit us online at the internet.

Thursday, October 24, 2013
The bisexual community is the only entity defining what bisexual actually means. You are nothing but a tourist borrowing our terminology. Bi-Trans* Activist in answer to yet another self-styled "LGBT group insisting that Gay Men, Lesbian Women (not to mention oodles of Straight People) somehow have both the right to dictate what it means to be Bisexual and the right to disregard what the actual Bisexual Community historically says it is.
Friday, September 27, 2013
fliponymous:

Whose Pride? PART 1
It happens at every Pride. There’s always an Identity Shout-Out. Sometimes it’s part of a comedy routine, sometimes it’s an affirming introduction, sometimes it’s just there because it has to be …
“All the straight people, raise your hands! Oh my, what good Allies you are!” And the straight people who are at Pride, having a good time, walk away feeling validated … “OK, que son las lesbianas?! Say it loud, say it Proud, put your paws in the air!” … “Gay! It’s OK to be Gay! Show them who you are!” … Sometimes you might get a tip o’ the hat for trans*folk in the audience. Not nearly often enough …
And that’s it, right? That’s all the identities that are out there. We got straight Allies, we got L, we got G, and sometimes T.
So imagine if, during the Identity Shout-Out, one of the Big Three were not mentioned at all … Can you imagine, if at an event advertised as “Gay Pride” the only place where “Gay” appeared in print or speech was on the flyers and the sign?
So why is it considered not an issue when the biggest single Identity is either left out altogether, or referenced always and only in negative ways? … Wouldn’t you feel like in the one place you were supposedly guaranteed to feel like you belong, that you had just been slapped in the face?
And the bisexual people who are being belittled or utterly left out at Pride? Are the heirs and spiritual descendants of the people who started Pride in the first place. So the people who are ignoring us, who are saying we are either not queer enough or too queer, are both ignorant of the history of the movement and shooting themselves in the metaphorical foot …
Listen: when hate and fear comes from outside the community, it sucks. It’s horrible and I am not attempting to minimize it. When it comes from inside the community, though, when you’ve let your guard down because you assume that you’ll be accepted here if nowhere else, it stings.
It’s not about winning the Oppression Olympics … It’s not a competition.
All I am trying to say is Let’s stand together Let’s help each other Let’s share what we have in common Let’s quit excluding each other It’s not my Pride. It’s not your Pride.It’s OUR Pride.
Click HERE to read full story

fliponymous:

Whose Pride? PART 1

It happens at every Pride. There’s always an Identity Shout-Out. Sometimes it’s part of a comedy routine, sometimes it’s an affirming introduction, sometimes it’s just there because it has to be …

“All the straight people, raise your hands! Oh my, what good Allies you are!” And the straight people who are at Pride, having a good time, walk away feeling validated … “OK, que son las lesbianas?! Say it loud, say it Proud, put your paws in the air!”“Gay! It’s OK to be Gay! Show them who you are!” … Sometimes you might get a tip o’ the hat for trans*folk in the audience. Not nearly often enough …

And that’s it, right? That’s all the identities that are out there. We got straight Allies, we got L, we got G, and sometimes T.

So imagine if, during the Identity Shout-Out, one of the Big Three were not mentioned at all … Can you imagine, if at an event advertised as “Gay Pride” the only place where “Gay” appeared in print or speech was on the flyers and the sign?

So why is it considered not an issue when the biggest single Identity is either left out altogether, or referenced always and only in negative ways? … Wouldn’t you feel like in the one place you were supposedly guaranteed to feel like you belong, that you had just been slapped in the face?

And the bisexual people who are being belittled or utterly left out at Pride? Are the heirs and spiritual descendants of the people who started Pride in the first place. So the people who are ignoring us, who are saying we are either not queer enough or too queer, are both ignorant of the history of the movement and shooting themselves in the metaphorical foot …

Listen: when hate and fear comes from outside the community, it sucks. It’s horrible and I am not attempting to minimize it. When it comes from inside the community, though, when you’ve let your guard down because you assume that you’ll be accepted here if nowhere else, it stings.

It’s not about winning the Oppression Olympics … It’s not a competition.

All I am trying to say is
Let’s stand together
Let’s help each other
Let’s share what we have in common
Let’s quit excluding each other
It’s not my Pride. It’s not your Pride.
It’s OUR Pride.

Click HERE to read full story

I gave a speech on bisexual health at a medical association conference a few years ago. One of the attendees, who is a mental health professional — he’s a therapist — wasn’t at my talk, but when he heard the topic of my speech, he told me, "Oh, when I have clients who say they’re bi, I really question it. I really make them talk it through, and we examine it very closely."

I said, "What if they say they’re gay?" He was gay, by the way.

He said, "Oh, in that case, we just talk about whatever they came to me for."
Amy Andre in Nothing About Us Without Us from her speech on problems of Physical Health in the Bisexual Community, at a bisexual roundtable on 23 September 2013 in Washington DC USA
Thursday, September 26, 2013 Sunday, September 15, 2013
“Right now many of our youth are being told that their identification re-enforces a “gender binary.”

“Gay” or “Lesbian” labels are definitions that rely on a gender binary, but bi youth are the ones being targeted for being transphobic.

When I ask someone why they don’t call themselves bisexual, it’s rarely because of their own internal preferences. We’re being forced to identify as something else, ostensibly because our orientation is “offensive” to our oldest allies. The trans and bi women who rioted at Stonewall and were the “Mothers” of Pride”, must scream in their graves at the notion we B and T be used against each other.”
Faith Cheltenham, President of BiNet USA (After Ellen - Pop Theory: On Bisexuality)

(Source: bisexualmind)

Monday, September 2, 2013
  • me: i'm bisexual
  • person: omg that's ok! experiment if you want! have fun!
  • me: no but i don't need to experiment i already know that i'm bisexual
  • person: you're young! you don't have to put a label on anything!
  • me: ok but i'm really bisexual
  • person: haha just touch who you wanna touch, whatever, it's chill, you don't have to be sure yet!
Sunday, January 20, 2013 Saturday, December 29, 2012 Thursday, November 29, 2012
I think bisexuals indeed experience more (personalized) negative response from the GGGG community (note that lesbians are also marginalized), but the overwhelming majority of erasure, pathologization, denial and silencing comes from the straight population and culture. Think of it this way: if bisexuality was accepted by the straight population, then bisexuals wouldn’t at all have need of joining LGBT communities. Seeing as we’re not even close, we seek out those communities as refuge – and subsequently experience rejection and end up heartbroken. But the reason that inner-LGBT biphobia feels more painful to us than straight biphobia isn’t that it’s more common or really worse, it’s simply because it’s more personal, coming from where we least expect it, from where we came seeking support. bidyke (2011)

(Source: bisexualftw)

Sunday, September 9, 2012
The Bisexual Community is not now and has never been made up of cisgender heteronormative/homonormative people only. People who repeat that painfully prejudicial falsehood are the equivalent of those who insist that “America is a Christian Nation” and then go on to bend themselves into historical and linguistic pretzels trying to prove their demonstrably false thesis. NYABN comments (via bialogue-group)
Saturday, August 25, 2012
…this year on Reddit, a bisexual guy posted, “I have tried to commit suicide over me being a bi guy who says he is gay, its hard living a lie.I feel alone in this I looked on google to see if anyone was in my situation I FOUND NONE.” @BiNetUSA president Faith Cheltenham in her 2012 blog Google’s Bisexual Problem (via bisexualftw)
Thursday, August 9, 2012 Wednesday, July 18, 2012

bialogue-group:

Google’s Bisexual Problem If one of the biggest companies in the world decides to erase your identity, will anyone notice?

BiNet USA president Faith Cheltenham goes on HuffPost!Gay to takes on Google (and the silent complicity of the organized Gay/Lesbian Community) over it’s continuing block of the word bisexual from its Auto Complete and Instant Search features

To provide Google with more feedback, visit here.

oh my god that’s terrible