Last night, Amandla Stenberg came out as bisexual in a powerful message via the Teen Vogue Snapchat:
“I wanna thank Teen Vogue for giving me this opportunity, I cannot stress enough how important representation is, so the concept that I can provide for other black girls is mind-blowing. It’s a really really hard thing to be silenced, and it’s deeply bruising to fight against your identity and just mold yourself into shapes that you just shouldn’t be in. As someone who identifies as a black bisexual woman, I’ve been through it, and it hurts and it’s awkward and it’s uncomfortable. But then I realized: because of Solange and Ava Duvernay and Willow and all the black girls watching this right now, there’s absolutely nothing but change. We cannot be suppressed. We are meant to express our joy and our love and our tears, to be big and bold and definitely not easy to swallow. I definitely believe in the concept of rebellion through selfhood, and rebellion through embracing your true identity, no matter what you’re being told. Here I am, being myself; and it’s hard and vulnerable, and it’s definitely a process, but I’m learning and growing. Thank you for supporting me and doing this, and thank you to Teen Vogue. This is just the beginning, though; we have a lot of work to do for all women of color. We need more representation in film and television. We need our voices to be louder in the media. And not just women of color — bisexual women, gay women, transgender women, mentally ill women. I’m sick of all the misogyny and homophobia and transphobia that I see around me, and I know you are too. Thank you for listening and goodnight.”
ONE MILLION TIMES YES.
I love this child
Aela the Huntress from Skyrim is a lesbian.
You can marry her as either male or female, so she’s bisexual, if you have to put a label on it.
She also was in love with, I forget his name, but he was another Companion.
Thanks @videogamelesbianism. Because bisexuality isn’t ignored in favour of pushing other sexualities enough already.
this is a blog made by a lesbian for other lesbians! I post headcanons from other lesbians! If you want a blog focusing on bisexual characters, make it. That is literally, 100% of what I did.
This blog is 100% submission based and I post 99% of the submissions I get. The other 1% being submissions of non-video game characters.
I am not erasing bi characters by giving lesbians a space in which to share their head canons.
it is not bi erasure for lesbians to think characters they like and relate to are also lesbians.
If you are calling a Bisexual character a lesbian- then you are in fact – erasing her Bisexuality, making her “choose” a side. That is bi-erasure, and the fact that your blog has a history of erasing what little representation Bisexuals has makes you a Biphobe.
It does not matter if your blog is submission based, you are the webmaster of it and you ultimately decide what is acceptable for your blog and what isn’t. You decided that bisexual erasure is 100% ok for your blog, that is your decision and it is why you are biphobic.
It says a lot that, typically, when a female celebrity comes out as bi, it gets erased and buried somehow, and everyone continues to believe she’s straight, and, typically, when a male celebrity comes out as bi, it gets erased and buried somehow and everyone continues to believe he’s gay
Hetero male: lol so are you feelin the girls or the boys today
Bisexual woman: yeah that’s not really how it works
Hetero male: oh so the ladies then lol 😏 that’s cool I can watch
Bisexual woman: yeah that’s REALLY not how it works
hello i’m a nonbinay bisexual please stop saying that bisexuality means only liking cis men and women and you have to be pan to like all genders. people can label themselves however they feel most comfortable, and for many people, bisexuality means attraction to same and different genders. bisexuality does not inherently reinforce the gender binary
you don’t need to have slept with men and women to be able to call yourself bi, you don’t need to have slept with a certain amount of women to be able to call yourself bi, you don’t need to have slept with men to be able to call yourself bi, you don’t need to have slept with non-binary people to be able to call yourself bi, you don’t need to have an uncomplicated relationship with sex to call yourself bi and you don’t need to be 100% comfortable with the idea of having sex with people of this or that gender.
all you need to be able to call yourself bi is to be attracted to more than one gender. that’s it.
Monosexual literally just means single gender attraction. It does not define which gender, or whether it is same- or opposite- gender attraction. It is an academic term used to distinguish monosexual people from multisexual people. That is all.
Bihet is a slur. It actively erases bisexual identities by, at best, making the statement that opposite-gender-partnered bisexual people are not bisexual (through inclusion of the ‘het’). At worst, if perpetuates the biphobic notions that bisexuality is not valid or does not exist and is a way to seek attention or be special. Bihet is a slur.
Do not use a multisexual person’s use of the term monosexual in discourse as justification for using a slur.