Straight Privilege? Really? Who here actually ARE the people with ‘privilege’?
Please point out all the bisexual people in the photo exhibiting ‘typical’ examples of ‘straight privilege’.
Now please point out who in the photo are people who actually HAVE ‘privilege’. Oh they happen to be a couple of wealthy and powerful gay men? Oh?
So maybe that old cliche some people like to winge on and on (and on and on) about that “all bisexual people automatically have ‘straight privilege’” as if it is some sort of status crime to be bisexual, might possible be … gasp, shock… wrong?
Quoting from the 2007 essay on the subject by San Francisco’s long-time bisexual/poly activist Peppermint, “Straight privilege is all those things you get just by being, acting, or appearing straight. Conversely, straight privilege is all those things you lose when you are, act, or appear as queer.” All the queer-looking people without an ounce of “straight privilege” in the photo are actually bisexual-identified LGBTQ folks EXCEPT the for two wealthy white guys in business attire. Those two are gay men, (bottom left that’s Joe Solmonese Executive Director HCR and in the middle-ish is Ryan Murphy co-creator and showrunner of Glee).
See how that works?