Author Archives: Ian

A shocking number of people wouldn't have relationships with bisexuals?

Without the question mark, it's the headline of a story in PinkNews today. Just under half (47%) of those polled in some survey said they would not be open to having a relationship with a bisexual individual, 35% of the respondents said they were open to it and 19% said they were undecided. This is what biphobia looks like. You… Read more »

The news about Keith Vaz may not be a surprise, but neither is the tone of some of the coverage

I don't know how he identifies to himself, but that Keith Vaz is behaviourally bisexual is not a surprise – it was being talked about in the Asian communities over twenty years ago. Sadly, neither is some of the coverage: today the Sunday Mirror can reveal Keith Vaz, a married father of two, is leading a double life If I… Read more »

Leicester Pride 2016

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Let's look at the Pride Guide for this year's Leicester Pride. It's 32 pages long. Editorial material says: [] Gay: 6 times [] Lesbian: 1 time [] Bisexual: 0 times [] LGBT: 16 times, including several for the city's LGB&T Centre. Worst example of bi erasure comes from someone ('a local LGBT community member') talking about the changes over time…. Read more »

Woman's Hour 22nd August 2016

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This had a segment on "the Psychological Pressures Faced By Young Gay, Lesbian and bisexual people". I'm not entirely sure why 'bisexual' doesn't get a capital letter or why the rest of it does – looking at other episodes, the house style is clearly that only the first letter the title of any segment has one. It started about 35… Read more »