Category Archives: Biphobia

The Guardian does it again again

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A couple of weeks ago, they published an article on actor Andrew Garfield talking about 'playing gay'. "The actor was criticised over comments he made about preparing to play a gay man, joining actors such as James Franco who've toyed with ideas of sexuality" says the subtitle. What he did was say comes down to that he thinks that, as… Read more »

An epidemic of erasure

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With the fiftieth anniversary of the Sexual Offences Act 1967 decriminalising homosexuality (according to most of the media) / partially decriminalising some sexual acts between men in England and Wales (the reality), the BBC and Ch4 are both having seasons of 'gay' (sic) programmes. One of the most recent was Ch4's Epidemic: when Britain fought Aids. On the one hand,… Read more »

The lessons of history

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LGBT History Month is on us again and, as ever, there's a distinct shortage of the 'B' to be seen. Unfortunately, there isn't a shortage of biphobes being given a platform. This year, the main one is Julie Bindel who will be speaking at the Working Class Movement Library on the first Saturday. Unfortunately, Schools OUT UK, the creators of… Read more »

Every day is online biphobia day?

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A simple enough tweet, you'd have thought: Happy #BiWeek 2016! Celebrate Bisexuality https://t.co/PRTQ4QBS7e — Everyday Feminism (@EvrydayFeminism) September 19, 2016 'Happy #BiWeek 2016! Celebrate Bisexuality' along with a link to the US LGBT media site. However there are clearly some alt-righters – i.e. white supremacists – who follow EvrydayFeminism just to troll: You spelled 'mental illness" wrong. — NyetToSeeHere (@GRRRR8est)… Read more »

Love is complicated, bi erasure is simple

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Within the past hour, The Guardian website published an article on women in their 30s having relationships with other women. The title? "'Love is always complicated': Elizabeth Gilbert and the rise of later-in-life lesbians – Eat, Pray, Love author flooded with support after she announces relationship with her best friend – but she is far from alone in meeting a… Read more »

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 »