My legitimacy is not dependant on my relationships. I’m bisexual with or without the relationships I’m in. If the LGBTQ community can’t accept that, then that’s an error that the community needs to fix.
Best 2011 Bisexual Nonfiction:
Big Sex Little Death: A Memoir, by Susie Bright, Seal Press
Bisexuality and Queer Theory: Intersections, Connections and Challenges, edited by Jonathan Alexander & Serena Anderlini-D’Onofrio, Routledge
The Horizontal Poet, by Jan Steckel, Zeitgeist Press (2011 Winner)
Sovereign Erotics: A Collection of Two-Spirit Literature, edited by Qwo-Li Driskill, Daniel Heath Justice, Deborah Miranda, and Lisa Tatonetti, University of Arizona Press
Surviving Steven: A True Story, by Ven Rey
Best 2011 Bisexual Fiction:
Boyfriends With Girlfriends, by Alex Sanchez, Simon & Schuster
The Correspondence Artist, by Barbara Browning, Two Dollar Radio (2011 Winner)
Have You Seen Me, by Katherine Scott Nelson, Chicago Center for Literature and Photography
Triptych, by J.M. Frey, Dragon Moon Press
The Two Krishnas, by Ghalib Shiraz Dhalla, Magnus Books
[Image: Dark green grunge background. First line text: “Did you know?”. Second line image: 10 people symbols/silhouettes, of which 4.5 are colored dark orange, and 5.5 light orange. Third line text (large): “nearly 45% of bisexual youth have been bullied online”. Fourth line, smaller text: “By contrast, 19% of straight youth and 30% of gay youth experienced online bullying.” Fifth line: “STOP biphobia and monosexism!”]
The third in a series of infographics. First one. Second one.
Source: Inequities in Educational and Psychological Outcomes Between LGBTQ and Straight Students in Middle and High School
The second chapter in my book: Bi: Notes for a Bisexual Revolution is dedicated to explaining the effects of biphobia and monosexism.
When novelist Michael Peterson made a 911 call in 2001, about his wife Kathleen — who was then laying in a pool of blood at the bottom of the stairs — he had no idea that it would launch one of the most fascinating, shocking, and biphobic trials of our time. Peterson was allegedly filled with grief over the accident, and family and friends testified his marriage was ideal, but investigators immediately believed Kathleen’s death was no accident and arrested Peterson for her murder.
During the North Carolina trial there were a series of revelations that stunned the jury, none more damaging than the fact that Peterson was bisexual and had sex with other men. The case became front page news across the country with everyone weighing in on Peterson’s guilt or innocence.
The Sundance doc-series, The Staircase, which begins tonight at 10 p.m., follows the entire case from the day of Kathleen’s death to the final verdict in court. Academy Award-winning director Jean-Xavier de Lestrade (who did Murder on a Sunday Morning) has unprecedented access to Peterson, his legal team, forensic experts, and others. This 8-episode series includes the original 6 episodes that aired on Sundance in 2004, and two gripping new follow up episodes that update the case and the complexity around the guilt or innocence of Michael Peterson.
The series might just be Lestrade’s pièce de résistance and it’s a must-see for LGBT viewers interested in crime, social justice, and sexual liberty.
Click the link above to watch the trailer.
Congrats to How to Survive a Plague, nominated for Best Documentary at the Academy Awards! How to Survive a Plague is an unflinching and powerfully moving look at how the activists behind groups like ACT UP forced the medical establishment into action following its tragically stunted response to the HIV/AIDS crisis.
“Bigotry and discrimination towards people who area attracted to both sexes* is nothing new, not even inside the LGBT movement.”
*Interesting article, but I don’t like how they phrased this. There are more than two sexes, and bisexuals can be attracted to more than two.
The Coalition for Queer People of Color has a brand new website!
Check it out here: http://theqpoccoalition.org/
You can find a list of meeting times, upcoming events, and important announcements under What’s the Tea?. The website’s also got a listing of local, national, and online Resources, info on the rXs intragroup dialogue program, or just information About the Coalition in general.
Want to know more about The Coalition?
The Coalition is a diverse group of University of Michigan students, faculty, staff, and Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti community members who are committed to building community around, and highlighting the lived experiences of, queer, trans*, and similarly self-identified people of color. The Coalition is open to anyone with an interest in promoting social and racial justice (allies included!).
World AIDS day is December 1st.
There are many forms of love and affection, some people can spend their whole lives together without knowing each other’s names. Naming is a difficult and time-consuming process; it concerns essences, and it means power. But on the wild nights who can call you home? Only the one who knows your name. — Jeanette Winterson, Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit
LGBTQ* Tumblrs You Should Know
“Words are beautiful. You are beautiful.”