Bitalks topic#16: Supporting All Bi People

We often get asks from people wondering whether they’re “bad bisexuals”, “not bi enough”, “not queer enough” – most of us have probably similar thoughts more or less often. The fact that people often doubt our identities, and perpetuate harmful stereotypes doesn’t help. Sometimes bi folks try to distance ourselves from these stereotypes by announcing that we are not like that. But that leaves the people who fit the stereotypes without support. That’s not right. All bisexuals are valid and deserve respect and support. So, this week we’d like to talk about supporting all bi people. read full article here

BiTalks Topic #14: Body Image & Bisexuality

This week’s topic will be Body Image & Bisexuality. Body image is most simply explained as the way that you view your body. Many times, one’s body image is influenced by opinions other people express about one’s body. Insecurities and other self-doubt can be imposed on any body type. It seems as though many people feel that they can criticize others’ bodies without permission. This can lead to bullying, stigmas, and ultimately just bad experiences. Fortunately, there are communities that are becoming relevant online and in person to combat this bullying and to promote body positivity for all sizes. Within the bi community, there can be stereotypes about certain people and how they should look. There can also be a sense of self care within our community that allows people to be who they are without question. read full article here

Bitalks Topic #10: Bi Stereotypes

“You’ve heard all of these things before: “the cheating bisexual”, “the slutty bisexual”, “bisexual who will leave you for a person of a different gender”, “bisexual girls only doing it for attention”, “bisexual is only a phase”, “you cannot be bisexual if you’re in a committed relationship” and so on. All the biphobic stereotypes thrown at us on a daily basis from everywhere: society, media, even the greater LGBTQ community and sometimes even our partners and friends.”

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