Tag Archives: identity politics

Dear Straight People

HI. I’m talking to you. You’re a staunch Ally. You support your Queer friends, you support laws that are directed at recognizing our equality (not giving us equality, but recognizing that condition, an important and subtle distinction, right?). You’re doing … Continue reading

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Whose Pride?

Part One: Pride It happens at every Pride. There’s always an Identity Shout-Out. Sometimes it’s part of a comedy routine, sometimes it’s an affirming introduction, sometimes it’s just there because it has to be. “All the straight people, raise your … Continue reading

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Out, Proud, Bi

Today, September 23d, is Bi Pride Day/Bi Visibility Day. This is the fourth such Bi Visibility Day that I have been out and proud. Here are some reasons why I make an effort to be visible, and why I take … Continue reading

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Allies Who Are Not Allies

There are always things floating on the web that serve to call out people who think they are Allies, who proclaim themselves Allies, but who don’t actually help. Who actually make things worse. If you are an Ally who is … 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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To Find Each Other, or, You And Me And Us

I write a lot about identity labels and why the incessant redefinition of bisexuality is problematic. I just spent a few days at BECAUSE 2013, a conference that is for bisexual community and centered around bisexual experience. It was the … Continue reading

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