In The B Word we talk about the frustrating bi stereotypes and the misunderstandings of bisexuals that still persist. We mention media perceptions and the way our culture defaults to duality and either/or thinking. Audacious Robin gives a brief, impromptu Sexual Orientation and Gender 101 talk in this queer-positive chat about people who don’t fit society’s usual boxes.
For further consideration and discussion, here is an excellent definition of bisexuality by Robyn Ochs: “I call myself bisexual because I acknowledge that I have in myself the potential to be attracted – romantically and/or sexually – to people of more than one sex and/or gender, not necessarily at the same time, not necessarily in the same way, and not necessarily to the same degree.”
Photo credit: “bisexuals: they do exist!” San Francisco Pride Parade, June 29, 2008 by Caitlin Childs (flickr)