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.

Find Bisexuals: in USA on planet earth
Chat with Bisexuals (in the USA)
Bisexual Men on facebook
Bisexual Women on facebook

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

Bisexual Magazines & Bloggers
      Bi MagazineFacebookTumblr
      Bi MediaFacebook
      Bi Bloggers
      Bi radical (Bisexual-Theory/Queer-Theory) • Tumblr

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

Posts I Like
Who I Follow
Posts tagged "biphobic"

carpeumbra:

itsthegreatpumpkincommanderabutt:

definitelyevil:

Why is bisexual as a term always being subjected to etymological nitpicking and “lesbian” and “gay” aren’t?

Bisexual as a term has social implications that transcends it’s etymology, treating it differently than "gay" and "lesbian" is fucking ridiculous and biphobic.

if bisexuals only like two genders then gay people are just happy and apparently have no sexuality.

Lesbians are all Greek poets.

(via bisexual-community)

bidyke:

theywereoutofcoolnames:

bidyke:

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My favorite definition for bisexuality so far is the one popularized by (the wonderful) bisexual activist Robyn Ochs. Ochs says, “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.”

This is by far the broadest and most enabling definition of bisexuality that I’ve found to date. Its strength is in the way it enables anyone who wants to identify as bisexual to do so. (In other words, it reassures people.) In a world in which bisexuality is usually very narrowly defined, many people who experience bisexual desire, and want to identify as bi, often feel afraid to start (or keep) identifying as such, as they feel as though they “don’t qualify.” The role that an enabling definition for bisexuality can fulfill to counter these feelings of internalized biphobia is invaluable—and I feel that Ochs’s definition does just that. It reassures people that they are “allowed” to identify as bisexual if they wish to do so.

Shiri Eisner, Bi: Notes for a Bisexual Revolution

bisexual implies that there are only two sexes.

that’s fine with me, but it does kinda exclude trans-people. that’s not very nice..

Words, binary and biphobia, or: why “bi” is binary but “FTM” is not

It’s amazing to me that there are actually comments being made complaining about false stereotypes and trumpeting biphobic/transphobic myths in the comments of a quote from a top-selling queer-theory book by a non-binary genderqueer person, that has no mention whatsoever of anything even approaching anything to do with cisgender heteronormative/homonormative male/female.

I wonder, did these people who put these knee-jerk anti-bisexual comments even read and consider the quote? Or did they just see it was posted by bisexual tumblrs and mentioned the B in LGBT and this caused them to automatically stop reading/looking/thinking and instead go into a reflexive phobic response mode?

How can we stop what practically seems to be an almost perfunctory reaction of unthinking bigotry towards almost half of all queer-identified people?

Dan Savage please shut up! 

Seattle Advice-columnist Dan Savage has done a lot of good for Gay Men (and parenthetically been of assistance to many in the lesbian community too). And many gay youth feel that his well-meaning It Gets Better Project has been a great help for them and their families. But it’s no great secret that he has no use for either bisexual or trans* people. 

In this weeks webisode of EqualityTV’s The Bi Weekly Show bisexual activist and filmmaker Kyle Schickner wonders out-loud about the actual cause of the biphobia and Savage’s constant need to taunt and tease bisexual people. And talks about how hard it is when the rest of the queer nation such as GLAAD doesn’t stand up for us in the face of all of this.

But in the end he decides that whatever the cause that don’t we all wish that Savage would just shut up and instead target actual enemies of the ENTIRE Queer Nation.

Busting myths around bisexuals in the workplace: From the pitfalls of coming out to prejudice and professional isolation, bisexuals explain the challenges they face at work —

Myth 2: Biphobia is a heterosexual problem — It’s not just Emma’s heterosexual colleagues who have raised an eyebrow about her sexuality. Bringing her opposite-sex partner to office LGBT events was frowned upon and she sometimes felt more acceptance with gay-friendly heterosexual colleagues.

One way in which companies are trying to reach out to their LGBT employees is through their diversity networks. But previous Stonewall research found that bisexual men and women often feel excluded from these groups.

Milena Popova is trying to change all that in her company, Proctor and Gamble. Despite the consumer goods company being named one of Stonewall’s top 100 gay-friendly employers this year, Popova claims bisexuality is still new territory and their LGBT network only began focusing on it in the past year. She says historically the company has had a one-size-fits-all approach to LGBT employees, attracting mostly gay men to its network Gable, which Milena leads for the UK and western Europe.

Milena says one of the basics that is very easy for employers to get wrong is to only talk about lesbian and gay employees. "I have been to industry events and LGBT conferences where people persistently talk about lesbian and gay, but never mention bisexuals," Milena says. "So we’re making a concerted effort to make sure we’re not doing that, that we are specifically calling out bisexual and transgender and are supportive of the full spectrum of LGBT employees."

[USA]: Well know gay agony auntie and perennial foe of bisexuals Dan Savage tweeted about a new book he’s writing saying: "Working on chapter about bisexuality for new book. Honestly can’t tell if it’s going to make everything all better or get my gay ass killed."

So what do you think? Good idea? Chance for reconciliation? Will he, as one responder requested, "stop playing the Bisexual Community 4 cheap laughs"?

If you’re on twitter perhaps you might stop by and give him so good (respectful) suggestion to get some dialogue going and some realistic info for bisexual people into print. Perhaps point him to some good stuff you or other actual real-live bisexual people have written?

bipaganman:

wordstomeawhisper:

blaidddrewg:

CAN YOU ALL STOP FUCKING TELLING ME WHAT MY FUCKING ORIENTATION MEANS
BI MEANS TWO
THAT DOES NOT MEAN THAT IT REFERS TO GENDERS
STOP FUCKING SPREADING THIS BULLSHIT JESUS FUCKING CHRIST




reblogging for commentary,
But I might as well ask again, Can a pansexual define their orientation without referencing bisexuality?

Well known biphobic mess.  Allegedly (though since I do not personally know the creator  I acknowledge this may be an Urban Myth) thought up and persistently spread by some hater who had had some sort of "issue" with a bisexual ex and decided to "get even".
  For everyone not in the know, Please Be Aware this is NOT actually the definition of Bisexual.  It is as if someone made up some story about how they couldn’t possibly be a gay man because they weren’t an Interior Decorator and didn’t like Broadway Musicals … you know long discredited myths and stereotypes. 
If you want to know something about Bisexuals, please ask the Bisexual Community. Don’t Repeat Stereotypes! Don’t Believe Lies.

bipaganman:

wordstomeawhisper:

blaidddrewg:

CAN YOU ALL STOP FUCKING TELLING ME WHAT MY FUCKING ORIENTATION MEANS

BI MEANS TWO

THAT DOES NOT MEAN THAT IT REFERS TO GENDERS

STOP FUCKING SPREADING THIS BULLSHIT JESUS FUCKING CHRIST

reblogging for commentary,

But I might as well ask again, Can a pansexual define their orientation without referencing bisexuality?

Well known biphobic mess. Allegedly (though since I do not personally know the creator I acknowledge this may be an Urban Myth) thought up and persistently spread by some hater who had had some sort of "issue" with a bisexual ex and decided to "get even".

For everyone not in the know, Please Be Aware this is NOT actually the definition of Bisexual. It is as if someone made up some story about how they couldn’t possibly be a gay man because they weren’t an Interior Decorator and didn’t like Broadway Musicals … you know long discredited myths and stereotypes.

If you want to know something about Bisexuals, please ask the Bisexual Community. Don’t Repeat Stereotypes! Don’t Believe Lies.

leparoxysmic:

I think this is a very well written, incredibly well-thought out article regarding the bi in bisexuality being inherently transphobic, assimilating to the gender binary, the LG community vs the BT community… so many things really. It’s very long but totally worth it.

Just in case you haven’t read this yet. All about how Biphobia and Transphobia are close cousins. And how they are perpetuated in the greater LGBTQ Community by being built into some of the roots of Queer Theory/Queer Studies becasue some otherwise smart people (Eve Kosofski-Sedgwick a straight woman and Lee Edelman a gay man) just happened to be Biphobic and Transphobic. And how that, especially Biphobia, is literally being taught in Uni.

From Bi Radical (you’re not following her yet? Why? You’re really missing out if you’re not.)

The Bisexual community has arrived! The hate-mongering lunatic Bryan Fischer from American Family Association (an “official” anti-LGBT Hate Group as per the Southern Poverty Law Center) is denouncing Bisexual Pride Day/Bi Visibility Day (2012) on Twitter just as if we were a big important Gay & Lesbian people! And the other hate monger Dan Savage is denouncing him, (no Savage is not defending Bisexuals, he’s just fussing about the Catholic Church).

Totally unoriginal, but at least we got a shout-out just like the big boys & girls, right? I’m so proud!!!

Again, one doesn’t have a right to define the label bisexuality for others regardless of your vast knowledge of Latin prefixes.