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Once a month, a group of people get together to talk about bisexuality. 

"I started Bi Brigade because I want to share the incredible experience of being in a bisexual community with the world."

We are here to offer insight, advice, and guidance to those in need.

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goldstarbisexual:

gays and lesbians are bi-passing

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» Legally Recognize Non-Binary Genders | We the People: Your Voice in Our Government

stfubiphobia:

SPREAD LIKE WILDFIRE! We only have until April 20 and this is super important so reblog!! 

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» Legally Recognize Non-Binary Genders | We the People: Your Voice in Our Government

stfubiphobia:

SPREAD LIKE WILDFIRE! We only have until April 20 and this is super important so reblog!! 

Where are the butch bi women at?!

gohomebiphobia:

gayabortions:

gohomebiphobia:

You know, we talk a lot about the concept of bi women claiming “femme” and applying the term to themselves…. But “butch” rarely comes up. I’ve been wondering why. Because I definitely ID with the label “butch” (more specifically a mix between soft butch and tom boy, and it all varies day to day and how I’m feeling).

I am pretty fluid with my gender presentation, but not my gender. I am so distinctly identified as a woman, but I also present myself as a masculine woman. And it’s frustrating because I feel like… I dunno. Take this next sentence with a grain of salt—sometimes in bi community spaces, I feel like my options as a bi woman are to be femme or to ID as non-binary. I know that I don’t have to ID as non-binary of course, and I know that’s not me. But I still get these weird feelings of feeling like… I dunno, like my space as a masculine bisexual woman is weird, abnormal, doesn’t really exist. Cuz how could a masculine woman like men too?

I think that feeling (of having to choose to be a femme woman or non-binary person but not being able to ID as butch) stems from how…. Invisible butch bi women are. I know we are here, but I just don’t know where!

I dunno.

Any butch bi women out there?

hello fellow soft butch bi woman those feelings are really similar but my own run more along the lines of the invisibility of butch trans women and all the angst i had and still have feeling like there’s no option to be both a trans woman and any sort of butch or masculine so basically i agree with everything in this post and understand where you’re coming from and yeah there need to be more visible butch bi ladies because of course butch ladies can like people of varying genders too.

*hugs if you want them*

I feel like “butch” is so utterly limited to cis lesbians and it’s so frustrating…. if femme can spread beyond cis lesbians, why can’t butch? (oh yeah because gender boxes and PBTHHHHHHHHttttt)

more butch bi women and more butch trans women and more butch bi trans women 2k14!!!!!!!

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» The L Word and "But Not Too Bi": Flipping The Script Is Not Much Better

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The L Word and “But Not Too Bi”: Flipping The Script Is Not Much Better

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It’s been ten years since The L Word premiered, and we’ve got lots to talk about. Welcome to The L Word week!

Bisexuality, and the way it is presented in both queer and “straight” media, is always a complicated…

Read this article!

Anonymous asked:
Hey, what is "straight privilege" ? I've only heard of this since joining tumblr, never heard it used in a regular conversation.

nodamncatnodamncradle:

tearingdownthatfence:

stfubiphobia:

Some folks argue that bisexual people have something called “straight privilege” which, from what I can tell, involves being able to “pass” as straight when one is in a straight-appearing relationship. For example, I’m a woman, so if I were with a man, I would be able to hold hands with my boyfriend in public, etc. Some other folks argue that straight privilege is actually bisexual erasure. I have some posts about it, which I will try to find and re-blog. Does that help? 

(If you’re asking me personally, I have a huge problem with the idea of straight privilege)

Followers please add, you’re way better at this than me!

Whoa you’re missing a HUGE thing here, which is that straight privilege is actually a thing. A thing that’s been used against bi people, yes, but that doesn’t make it any less real.

Straight privilege is basically a term for all the various benefits that come with being straight in “Western” society/the minority world. It consists of many subtle things like

  • never having to come out and state your sexuality, because your sexuality is assumed to be the norm
  • easily being able to find positive representation of your sexuality in the media
  • not having to fear that your family will throw you out or disown you for your sexuality
  • etc etc etc

Here’s a checklist, I skimmed it and it contains some problematic “opposite sex” language but apart from that it works as an illustration I think.

The part where straight privilege becomes iffy wrt bisexuality is when people focus on the legal and visible aspects of it and say that bi people have straight privilege because they might be able to marry their partner and hold hands with them in public, under some circumstances. This misses a big part of the picture, though.

There are also more important (at least to me) aspects of straight privilege like “I don’t have to fear being assaulted for my perceived sexuality” or “I don’t have to fear the my perceived sexuality will hinder or threaten my professional life” that I think are really important to keep in mind if you’re cisheteropassing (even if you aren’t cis) because yes, erasure sucks, and yeah it’s really fucked up that we live in a cisheterosexist society where anyone needs to worry about their safety because of their sexuality, but there are worst things that can happen than people thinking you’re straight. I think its more accurate to call is like a passing advantage (especially since privilege is defined by unearned advantages and a lot fo bi folk work really hard to appear cishetero)  I don’t know, I have a lot of feelings about this, and my thoughts on it are still pretty nebulous, but I do think it is important for those of us who pass as to remember that cishetero privilege is really intricate and passing as such affects different people in different ways. 

Anonymous asked:
Hey, what is "straight privilege" ? I've only heard of this since joining tumblr, never heard it used in a regular conversation.

tearingdownthatfence:

stfubiphobia:

Some folks argue that bisexual people have something called “straight privilege” which, from what I can tell, involves being able to “pass” as straight when one is in a straight-appearing relationship. For example, I’m a woman, so if I were with a man, I would be able to hold hands with my boyfriend in public, etc. Some other folks argue that straight privilege is actually bisexual erasure. I have some posts about it, which I will try to find and re-blog. Does that help? 

(If you’re asking me personally, I have a huge problem with the idea of straight privilege)

Followers please add, you’re way better at this than me!

Whoa you’re missing a HUGE thing here, which is that straight privilege is actually a thing. A thing that’s been used against bi people, yes, but that doesn’t make it any less real.

Straight privilege is basically a term for all the various benefits that come with being straight in “Western” society/the minority world. It consists of many subtle things like

  • never having to come out and state your sexuality, because your sexuality is assumed to be the norm
  • easily being able to find positive representation of your sexuality in the media
  • not having to fear that your family will throw you out or disown you for your sexuality
  • etc etc etc

Here’s a checklist, I skimmed it and it contains some problematic “opposite sex” language but apart from that it works as an illustration I think.

The part where straight privilege becomes iffy wrt bisexuality is when people focus on the legal and visible aspects of it and say that bi people have straight privilege because they might be able to marry their partner and hold hands with them in public, under some circumstances. This misses a big part of the picture, though.

Anonymous asked:
Hey, what is "straight privilege" ? I've only heard of this since joining tumblr, never heard it used in a regular conversation.

king-buttonpusher:

stfubiphobia:

Some folks argue that bisexual people have something called “straight privilege” which, from what I can tell, involves being able to “pass” as straight when one is in a straight-appearing relationship. For example, I’m a woman, so if I were with a man, I would be able to hold hands with my boyfriend in public, etc. Some other folks argue that straight privilege is actually bisexual erasure. I have some posts about it, which I will try to find and re-blog. Does that help? 

(If you’re asking me personally, I have a huge problem with the idea of straight privilege)

Followers please add, you’re way better at this than me!

isnt straight privilege also a thing straight people have

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