Since the start of this blog, the most surprising thing to me has been the amount of space I’ve put to Trans issues. That’s a really good thing I think, but I never would have expected it at the start. Trans issues are being discussed all over the place, and helping many to better understand how the “T” fits in LGBT. However, there is another part of the LGBT collective of communities that still not receiving enough dialogue- “B” for bisexual. Finally, some one within the community is coming out and owning their biphobia:

So I’m going to come right out and admit it — I’m biphobic. I’s not something to be proud of and it’s something I know I need to work on, which is the reason I decided to write this piece.

The linked article is from Change.org, and it is a good read, so I hope you check it out.

As gays and lesbians seek out greater acceptance, especially through the push for marriage equality, there is a part of our community that could be marginalized further. I don’t mean to take anything away from the fight for gay marriage. All couples deserve the same equal rights and protections, but the very nature of the current marriage debate frames the issue as if there are straight people who marry and now, there are gay people who marry. Gay vs Straight- who is missing in this equation? The Bisexuals and trans women and men.

By focusing on the issue of “rights,” we have rightfully framed a part of the issue, while ignoring the fact that this very frame masks a bigger underlying issue. Sexuality, isn’t about being gay or being straight. Sexuality is far more complex and fluid than that.

So, please, read and ponder the ideas in the change.org post, and ask yourself- are you biphobic too?

via Biphobia: The Gay Side | Gay Rights | Change.org.

http://gayrights.change.org/blog/view/biphobia_the_gay_side

3 Comments

  1. MichelleQueeried says:

    Thanks for the link Thomas, I'm going to check it out as soon as I've posted this! I wouldn't say I consider myself biphobic, but when I look through the content of my own sites I do feel very guilty about how much focus is on the LG element of LGBT in comparison to the T and B. This year I am committed to putting this right, we as a community are in the fight for equality and recognition together. To ignore any member of that community from within is inexcusable.

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