Tag Archives: biphobia

Gay, Lesbian, ________ and Transgender

This will be brief. People need to belong. Abraham Maslow’s heirarchy of needs describes how people are able to get their needs met. First is survival. If you don’t have food and water, or other things you require to keep … Continue reading

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Happy New Year! or, Spare Me The “No Labels” Biphobia

So just before the Arctic deep-freeze ate the country, the New York Times (generally about as nastily biphobic as the straight media gets) published this piece in the Fashion And Style pages. Because, seriously, that’s where teh Queer stuff belongs, … Continue reading

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What’s In A Word (shorter version)

(Editor’s note: this is not a new article, rather, it is something from a while back with about 500 words of preliminary hemming and hawing and rhetorical throat-clearing removed. So while you may have read this before, I am hoping … Continue reading

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Scriptive, or, There Is Trouble In The Forest

You can’t fight biphobia by erasing yourself. That’s what they want you to do. Trailhead There are a few different trails I want to explore today. Let’s walk, you and I, arm in arm, and not worry so much about … Continue reading

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Slicing Off The Margins, or, Twirlip of the Mists

Argument: When a marginalized population seeks to gain rights that have been denied them, the tactic of further marginalizing parts of their own population is appealing and seemingly effective in the short run, but it causes more problems than it … Continue reading

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A Space Of Our Own, or Ground Control To Major Tom

Take Your Protein Pills… My dear friend Judy, who has known me for years and years and who has been incredibly influential in my life and is one helluva poet, asked a great question on my last article. I gave … Continue reading

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A Quick Look At Biphobia In Dominant Culture, or, Why Bisexuality Threatens Guys Who Say Things Like “No Homo”

The vast majority of the prejudice and hatred bisexuals face is from the dominant culture and it’s precisely because of the ways we violate the heteronormative. In fact, it’s not just because of our same-gender desires. There’s more. Straight men … Continue reading

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