How do we want to be seen in our daily lives? How much control do we really have over it? How do we make ourselves visible in a world that often chooses not to see us clearly, and what risks and complications come with it? There’s no one answer, which is why we had all these Autostraddle staffers who identify somewhere under the bisexual umbrella talk about it for you!
“For me, listening to music has always been a source of power, especially when the music I listen to is by other bi and queer folks.”
“I watched her zip up her white dress in the mirror; I watched her cross and uncross her legs; I watched her, and my friends watched her, and in the movie we were watching the other characters, men and women, watched her. I hated her so much, and so purely, with such satisfaction. I couldn’t look away.”
In general, my bi friends understand the alienation, erasure and self-doubt that comes with being bisexual in a “can’t you just pick one” world. By seeing and believing each other’s negative experiences, we help each other reduce the harm of those things.
Whether you’re looking for powerful personal bisexual narratives, insightful political analysis of bisexual issues, or information to help understand bisexuality (yours or someone else’s), there are books in here you don’t want to miss!
Being bi is Gen’s favorite thing about herself. It’s as freeing for her as it’s become for me.
It appears Evan Rachel Wood and fiancé Zach Villa may have split; as per ushe, some people on Twitter have used this as an opportunity to demonstrate their woeful lack of understanding of bisexuality.
My nails may contribute to the erasure of my queer identity, but they represent a departure from following other people’s rules — and instead listening to my own voice.
This book is just straighforwardly gay. Like, capital G Gay. If you were looking for nuance or subtext, this comic is not for you. Literally the first 21 pages are just Korra and Asami being gay and talking about their relationship. Nothing else happens.
“Jane is the furthest from bisexual — maybe Gina’s a little closer than Jane is! — but I love that they want that. And I’m all about ‘Jetra.’I love ‘Jetra.'”
Queen of Bisexuality Kate Leth joined me in bed this week and talked about coming out as bisexual at age 11 via Sailor Moon (!!), feeling like you “aren’t gay enough,” bringing straight, cis partners to pride celebrations, and soooo much more. Plus, kittens.
Realizing you’re bisexual after you’re married to a dude, coming to terms with this awful therapist, and never ever ever U-Hauling again. It’s time for some good old fashioned advice!
Camille gets a kind of girlfriend on Stitchers, Maggie’s got her eyes on a barista on Younger, and The Bold Type kicks off with a lesbian subplot and a welcome dive into Feminism 101.
Claws is not Breaking Bad. Breaking Bad is not Breaking Bad if Walter White isn’t a white man cloaked in respectability. You share that narrative through the eyes of a struggling black woman, a recent parolee, a recovering addict, a lesbian and a former sex worker, and the story changes completely.
There have been a handful of women antiheroes on TV over the last few years, but what sets this show apart is the way it centers on three different queer experiences.
“Once I spoke about my sexual fluidity, people were like, ‘So you’re gay,'” she explains. “And I’m like, ‘No, I’m not gay…’ A lot of the friends I have who are straight have such an old way of thinking. It’s, ‘so you’re just gay, right?’ [They] don’t understand it.”
Here are eight books about adult bisexual ladies going about their full, complex lives. There are definitely some sexy times to look forward to but sex isn’t the focus of the narrative.
All the celesbians in our lives are doing great this week – learning new dances, going to pride, climbing into the netherworld – but uh, we’re a little worried about everybody else.
When an in-law has a terrible reaction to your coming out, do you still have to go to their wedding?
Black yogis, TLC changed everything, gender neutral school uniforms, extremely depressing American healthcare updates, Trump is still in charge of more than just flushing his own toilet, Diana Taurasi, I think you deserve cake, and so much more!