Let me start by saying that I love my straight BFFs. Each and everyone of them has taught me something about myself and I value their friendship very much. They make me laugh when I’m about to cry and they are always down to party. What more can you ask for in your best friends?
But sometimes it can all get a bit tricky – watch and relate.
Halsey – who is openly bisexual – has responded to the not-so-cool Buzzfeed article penned about her sexuality; saying that it plays into bi-erasure, and the minimising of bisexuality in the queer narrative.
It questions her motives for kissing women at her concerts; makes comments about her musical lyric and videos, accusing them of lacking same-sex romance in each; and lays judgement on her social life.
Perhaps Halsey will avoid incorporating too much queerness into her image in the future…. Or perhaps she’ll prove that being an androgynous, bisexual pop star is a real possibility in the mainstream.”
The article even takes a dig out her recent VMA performance with Andrew Taggart of The Chainsmokers, saying,
Her VMAs outfit, however, was one of her most traditionally feminine picks: sparkly white bell bottoms and a tiny matching crop top showing a peek of underboob, the look topped off with a plain long brown wig. She and Taggart might have looked like an unremarkable straight couple to anyone who didn’t know better.”
She has since deleted the tweets, but she wrote in her denfece on Twitter “Sorry I’m not gay enough for you” and referred to the story as a
tiresome analysis of my 1 year in the public eye and the ignorance of 8+ years of sexual discovery to determine if I’m truly queer. [And it] is part of a mentality so engrained [sic] in the erasure of bisexual ‘credibility’ even within the lgbt community.”
“No, not at all, it didn’t bother me. It’s just people didn’t really listen to the discussion, which doesn’t surprise me. But it didn’t bother me being labeled that. I do truly feel that everybody at some time in their lives wonders – not that they [necessarily] act on it – what it would be like to have a sexual relationship with somebody of the same sex. I just do. I think people who say they don’t are lying.”
There are those who can seriously ask how you couldn’t love a small human brought into your home? I can’t even comprehend that kind of thinking. Neither one of my kids are biologically mine. Our son is biologically Heidi’s child, but what does that matter? I just don’t understand that line of reasoning. You didn’t give birth to your husband or your wife, and you love them.”
Marine Simpson has celebrated coming out as bisexual with a night out with her rumoured girlfriend, Natalie Philips.
To me, that was different because it was just me and her. It wasn’t for any other reason than I wanted to, so it made me think differently. I’m still a bit hesitant to have a full-blown relationship with a girl, but I do think it would be a possibility.”
Yeah, so many ladies on social media want me to throw my pie for them, or they want to throw a pie for me. They ask to be my Dandelion. I appreciate it. I also get a lot of proposals. Sometimes I’m like, “Hmm, how big is the ring?” It’s all in good fun.”
In this a new video from Buzzfeed, people identifying as gay sit down with people identifying as bisexual in order to better understand their unique position in the world.
From the treatment they experience at the hands of gays and lesbians in the larger spectrum of the queer community to the way that bisexuals are perceived by the world at large, these individuals unpack the complicated reality of bisexual identity in 2016.
“Bisexual women, specifically, get a lot of hate from the lesbian community because we get like labeled ‘greedy.”
So what are your burning questions bisexuals for bisexual people?
Are you really a butch, or maybe your a femme trapped in butches body. Did you think you were a top, but actually you’re a switch – almost a bottom? Its time to know once and for all what type of lesbian are you?
Watch this vide of lesbian comedian, Cameron Esposito letting 10 BuzzFeed reader to submit questions to her. Headlined as ‘Ask a lesbian!’, she responds to both serious to practical questions in this amusing piece.
Bisexual – then you’ll recognise some of these classics. In fact, most women in LGBT community have probably heard one of two of these questions, because even though we’re living in the 21st century, a host of stereotypes still exist.
This new BuzzFeed sketch features a woman who identifies as bisexual and another who identifies as a lesbian, as they go to a party together and introduce themselves as girlfriends.
The partygoers’ responses highlight the ridiculous assumptions people still make about bisexuality.
There have always been myths surrounding bisexuals and bisexuality. While homosexuality started becoming accepted in numerous cultures across the world, bisexuality remains stigmatised and discriminated against.
Here is another powerful video from Buzzfeed; working alongside the American Institute of Bisexuality. Things Bisexual People Are Tired of Hearing – it’s not “just a phase”.
Source – Buzzfeed and 429Magazine
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