Tag Archives: erasure

It's A Sin 'not nearly as biphobic' fanedit

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As should be obvious, I am not a fan of the broadcast version of It's A Sin, because of the biphobic and bi-erasing script.. .. but some fanedits are about removing the worst of the crap and seeing what's left[1]See the ones of The Phantom Menace, for example. It'll never be great, but they save it from being utterly terrible…. Read more »

Positive? Well…

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2021 is the fortieth anniversary of the first UK death from Aids, and Sky has done a three part documentary series, Positive, about the UK epidemic. The good news: it's better than It's A Sin in terms of showing the time. The bad news: that's partly because it's '99 and 44/100%' total bisexual erasure, rather than having Russell T Davies'… Read more »

The Curate's Sin?

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With the piece on Cucumber finally posted before the premiere of It's A Sin.. has the representation of bisexuality in Russell T Davies's 'gay life in the UK' dramas improved in the past six years? Let's just say that, once again, the acting is great, the direction, camera work and editing are great, and the soundtrack is great too. The… Read more »

The Curate's Cucumber?

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As It's a Sin, Russell T Davies' new series, is about to be broadcast, I thought it was about time I did the rewatch of his previous GGGay series, 2015's Cucumber. If you haven't seen it, it'll have plenty of spoilers. Cucumber was described as a "spiritual sequel" to his earlier Queer As Folk series, and would be looking at… Read more »

The LGST Foundation?

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Based in Manchester, the LGBT Foundation was originally the Lesbian & Gay Foundation, formed from the merger of Manchester Lesbian and Gay Switchboard and Healthy Gay Manchester. The idea of getting bifurious.co.uk came at a bi activist weekend that was held at one of their previous offices, but that almost certainly had nothing to do with the way that it… Read more »

Pride in Diversity: pink-washing and bisexual erasure, together at last!

Having been struck by the 'WHAT the fuck' definition of bisexual as "Someone who is attracted to people of the same gender and other genders" in a recent LGBT Foundation document, I thought I'd look to see 'WHERE the fuck' they got that phrase from. It turns out that, I started talking about it, Google knew of exactly one use… Read more »

Bisexuality as conspiracy theory?

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Polling organisation YouGov have a couple of new trackers – things they ask every six months to look at how attitudes and beliefs change over time. One asked over two thousand people in the UK this question: Thinking about sexuality, which of the following comes closer to your view? 'There is no middle ground – you are either heterosexual or… Read more »

Pride Power List, business as usual

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Let's see how 'bi' is used on the oh-so-important recently published 'Pride Power List 2019'. Well, it's in the opening line saying what it's supposed to be: "Celebrating the achievements of influential lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in our amazing community." But apart from that.. homophobic/homophobia – 6 uses Bisi Alimi – 4 uses lesbian – 3 uses disability… Read more »

And the most surprising bit is..

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Ben Plaistow was a prison officer who started working at HMP Woodhill in 2014 after eleven years' service. He's bisexual and suffered direct and indirect discrimination when some other officers became aware of that. In the end, Ben ended up being unfairly dismissed within two years of arriving. (Link to PDF of the Employment Tribunal's report.) So what's the most… Read more »

Never mind the comments, look at the article

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There's a gushing article by Helen Lewis on writer Russell T Davies in this week's New Statesman. RTD, as he's apparently known throughout the magical world of the media, has done lots of things. CW: misogyny. There's Queer as Folk. It's been ages since I saw that, so we'll leave that for a bit. In 2001, he bounced from Queer… Read more »