Bialogue: Bisexual + Queer Politics

Bialogue is an activist/political social justice group working on issues of local, regional, national & international interest that effect the bisexual, non-monosexual, queer-identified and greater LGBTQ+ Community.
Bialogue: Social Justice Warriors and darn proud of it!
Our mission is to dispel myths and stereotypes, to address biphobia homophobia, transphobia and bisexual erasure, to educate the public on the facts and realities of bisexuality, non-monosexuals, queer-identified and all the other not 100% straight and not 100% gay/lesbian people who occupy the vast middle of the Kinsey scale's Bell Curve and to advocate for our Community's right to dignity, freedom to live without the burdens of prejudice and harassment and for our full equality under the law.

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Bisexual Conferences
   ○ 2012 Transcending Boundaries Conference October 26th-28th 2012 Springfield MA USA
   ○ 2013 Creating Change Conference (CC13) January 23-27 2013 Atlanta GA USA
   ○ BECAUSE 2013 2013 Minneapolis–Saint Paul MN USA
   ○ Bi Lines VI: A Celebration of Bisexual Writing in Reading Music & Culture June 2013 NYC USA
   ○ BiCon 2013 July 18-21 2013 University of Edinburgh Scotland

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Famous 'Must-read' Bisexual-Theory/Queer-Theory Articles/Essays
      Bisexuality FAQ
      Bisexuality does not reinforce the gender binary
      Words, binary and biphobia, or: why “bi” is binary but “FTM” is not
      Being Bisexual Means That You’re Only Attracted to Two Genders
      The monosexual privilege checklist
      Why I identify as bisexual + differences and similarities
      Way Beyond the Binary

Bisexuals = people who people of Same Gender as themselves + ♥ people of Different Genders/Gender Presentations from themselves

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bisexual-community:

while this article was written specifically by/for a person who identifies as lesbian, it actually has some smart and applicable advice for ALL LGBTQ+ people —

Before I went to college, I thought I knew a lot, but I actually didn’t know anything. Now I know a bit more (but still not much at all). Here are six things I wish someone had told me before I started college as a bright-eyed baby gay.
  1. No one cares about your sexuality (unless they want to sleep with you).
  2. Coming out is awkward.
  3. Being a queer freshman is kind of like going through seventh grade and freshman year of college at the same time.
  4. Get help when it might be helpful.
  5. Don’t be afraid to get involved.
  6. Colleges are great, but we need to work more to make them better.
But also! College is awesome. And it’s scary and wonderful and full of people with lots of different genders and sexual orientations, and y’all should be excited.

phallocentric:

there are a lot of (white/straight/male) people on twitter telling you to google “gay” right now, because the rainbow effect is just so frickin’ cute

well, if anybody else cares…

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they did it for the rest of us, too.

If only there were clear lines! But, of course, there aren’t.

In one of my workshops, I have people fill out an anonymous one-page questionnaire. People are asked, among other things, to place themselves on a sexuality continuum from zero to six according to their overall score, and according to their behavior, fantasies, sexual and romantic attractions during different time periods—in the past month, before age 16, and overall. They are also asked what word or words they use to describe their sexual orientation. Once completed, the questionnaires are collected, shuffled, and redistributed, so that everyone in the room is now representing someone else in the room.

We then look at the data. It becomes clear that many people’s location on the scale varies depending on what period of time, and on whether you are referring to their behavior, their fantasies, etc.

Another consistent finding is that the terms “straight” or “heterosexual” are used by people standing not only on zero, but on zero, one, and two. The term “bisexual” is used by folks not only on three, but also on two and four—and sometimes also on one and five. The words “lesbian,” “gay,” and “homosexual” are used by folks not only on six, but also on four and five. There’s an overlap between categories, so someone standing on four, for instance, might identify as lesbian or gay, or as bisexual.

In no way am I saying that there are not people on the ends of the scale—there are indeed many. Rather, the categories of heterosexual, homosexual, and bisexual are broad, and encompass a wide range of experience.

Robyn Ochs answers “Where does heterosexuality become bisexuality, and where does bisexuality become homosexuality?” -  Bisexuality and the Space Between Binary Categories- Lavender Magazine
(via rainbowbreathingbisexual)

bisexual-community:

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Are you Christian and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Asexual, Allied or Questioning? Do you have religious questions or concerns?

This Saturday, May 11th 2013 at 2 PM the Bloomsburg Danville Berwick PA LGBTA Community invites you to join them at Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church located on East Main and Iron Street in Bloomsburg PA for an Affirming Talk and Question and Answer Session with Pastor Maggie Gillespie.  Dr. Gillespie is currently the Protestant Campus Ministry at Bloomsburg University.  Refreshments will be served.


Can’t make it to this event? Please join our Facebook Page: Bloomsburg/Danville/Berwick PA LGBTA Community, a group for LGBTA people in the greater Bloomsburg PA Area to connect,network and support each other.

Our group is for ALL people in the area who otherwise do not have access to support and fellowship so all local residents can receive such as well as students and alumni of various universities. Together, community, students and alumni we can improve all our lives.

(via nooffswitch)

bisexual-community:

Mothers’ Day 2013: Few people today don’t know—or have in their families—at least one loving couple who are raising children, same-sex or not. And it’s really just the loving part that matters. 

That same-sex marriage could go from its preliminary draft of “diagnosable” to the final edit of “so what?” must indicate some positive evolution on the part of the larger human consciousness. My wife, being a biology teacher, puts it even more succinctly: “Why are all these people so worried about who everybody else is sleeping with, anyway?”

ATTENTION All New Jersey People says Garden State Equality

LADY GAGA & GOVERNOR CHRISTIE AGREE: We were born this way. So why won’t Governor Christie declare his support for the ban on harmful and abusive anti-LGBT "cure therapy" and commit to sign the bill?

Sign The Petition Now to tell Governor Christie where you stand at

LGBT+ Inclusivity in Surveys and Questionnaires

When was the last time you took a survey or filled out a form where you had to specify your sex, gender or sexuality?

One friend who is transgender and bisexual discovered that their statewide LGBT group was asking people to self-identify on its website donation page, and it was only possible to select one identity when the options given were "lesbian," "gay," "bisexual," "transgender," "ally" and "other."

For my friend, marking "other" didn’t seem right … "I really want there to be more bi/trans* visibility," they told me, "especially since many people think trans* people are either all gay or all straight (depending on who you ask) and, of course, no one thinks a trans* person could be bisexual despite bisexuality being the largest sexual orientation group among trans* people.”

Other LGBT+-specific surveys that one would think would attempt to be extremely inclusive leave certain identities out as well. For example, one survey received by BiNet USA that claimed to be about "Sexual Minority Men’s Gender Attitudes and Wellbeing" ended up having a pretty narrow focus on gay men, despite being promoted as a study that included bisexual, genderqueer and transgender men too.

We still live in a heteronormative and cissexist society, and that is no clearer to me than at the doctor’s office. When I fill out their forms and identify as female, my doctors always assume that that means that I am heterosexual, so they ask me if I am on birth control … In fact, if doctors are making assumptions about a patient’s gender, sex and sexuality without verifying with the patient, mistakes are just waiting to happen … Much clearer questions should be asked on surveys and questionnaires, especially in the medical field, if accurate data is to be collected, and for all people to receive the best medical care possible.

This is likely just the beginning of a much larger conversation.

sexyfenix:

wandering-womb:

spoiler alert for lbq women:

you will never be gay enough, bi enough, queer enough. you will never love women enough.

don’t waste your time trying to prove yourself. you don’t have to tally up how many women you’ve slept with or kissed or crushed on. you don’t need to prove this to men or to yourself or to anyone.

don’t let them force you to quantify your love.

hey look, story of my life. this is why i don’t go back to SisterSpace.  this is why i don’t go to gay bars.  this is why i have a hard time breaking through the walls people have forced me to put up.  yes, i love women.  i love men, too.  and women who dress like men.  and, sometimes, men who dress like women.  but because i’m female and i have a man in my life, i’m automatically straight and therefore not good enough for anyone.

(via cuffme-loveme)

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Bisexual/non-Monosexual Community at Creating Change 2013 says can’t be there? watch the action at Creating Change live …

Tune in NOW! at 8:00 PM ET tonight Thursday, January 24th 2013 to watch the opening plenary featuring Deepak Bhargava, Kate Clinton and Daniel Hernández. Please share to spread the word!

… the backing Mr. Obama received from gay [Ed Note: and lesbian and bisexual and trans* and queer/questioning et. al.] voters also has a claim on having been decisive. Mitt Romney and Mr. Obama won roughly an equal number of votes among straight voters nationwide, exit polls showed. And, a new study argues, Mr. Romney appears to have won a narrow victory among straight voters in the swing states of Ohio and Florida.

Mr. Obama’s more than three-to-one edge in exit polls among the 5 percent of voters who identified as gay, lesbian or bisexual [Ed Note: and trans* and queer/questioning et. al.] was more than enough to give him the ultimate advantage, according to the study, by Gary J. Gates of the Williams Institute at the U.C.L.A. School of Law, in conjunction with Gallup …

“In the younger population, there is a much wider range in the geography and ethnicity of those who are identifying as LGBT,” Dr. Gates said, using a common term for lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender. That range now extends well beyond major cities and into multiple swing states …