Quick Update

I haven’t had a lot to say this month, between moving, starting a new semester, and reading more Queer Theory. I’m preparing to go to MBLGTACC 2013 in Lansing this weekend, and I am hoping to see some of you there — I still look a lot like the picture up on top of this blog, but my hair’s a little longer. So if you read this, come say hello if you see me there. I’m not presenting anything, but I guarantee I’ll be attending Robyn Ochs’s workshop.

Some blogs posts of note for you:

Even Aud‘s latest couple of heartfelt entries on the problems with the “Hearts Not Parts” constructions are perceptive and viscerally honest in a way that I only wish I could be.

Aspie Strategy is a blog for adult Aspies. (Personally, I don’t care for the “person with Asperger’s” label, because I don’t have a disease. My perceptions and cognitions are different from whatever they’re calling “the norm” in a way that is simplest to describe to neurotypicals as a syndrome. But I’m not sick, so I can’t be cured — calling me an “Adult with Asperger’s” would be the same as calling me an “Adult with Bisexuality”.) In any case, it’s a great resource not only for us but for the NTs who love us.

Midwest Bi Activist has got it going on, if you dig what I’m saying. The highlighted post, about what the label debate means for organizing, is phenomenal. Here’s a clip: “Within queer activist circles (i.e. the groups of people who make change), the dominance of the label debate is so great, that it alone is often defined as “bisexual activism” in GLBTQA activist/advocacy groups. That is, if you are in a GLBTQA group and discuss the label debate once per year or so, the group perceives itself as doing its part to include bisexuals. If the group is doing really well at including bisexuals, they might also have a separate session asking the epistemological question, “What is bisexuality/pansexuality, etc.?” and/or “What does it mean to be bi/pan/fluid, etc?”. And then… the topic of bi inclusion and support is closed.” WOW, right?

There’s a lot of good stuff going on under the bisexual tag on Huffington Post’s Gay Voices section — even if, le sigh, they still call it “Gay voices”. But that hasn’t stopped the authors of Bi The Bi from telling it like it is. They are posting fast and furious and deserve some extra attention.

I also recently put a condensed and I think slightly improved version of my guide for bi men coming out on Huffpo, with a link to the website that mirrors this blog.

I’m currently working on a couple of full-length articles for this space — and I am certain after MBLGTACC I’ll have a dozen more in the works. So there will be more content coming soon!

Finally, I would like to thank those of you in the US and the UK who have purchased the ebook of the first few months of articles from here. I appreciate it, and your faith in me (as shown by your willingness to plunk down cold, hard cash) inspires me to work harder and write more betterly 😉

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About fliponymous

Bisexual activist, thinker, writer, husband, father, Licensed Professional Counselor.
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