Midwest Bi* Activist

binetusa:

Bi Week 2014 starts with Bi History

Here are some other things of interest to look at and learn about —

  • Learn about how the late Dr. David Lourea and other San Francisco bisexuals helped create and shape AIDS education and prevention outreach via this post about the Dr. David Lourea Papers Archive.
binetusa:

BISEXUAL AWARENESS WEEK 2014 (Daily Themes + Hashtags): Learn about all the events and activities here:

In addition to the usual hashtags: #BiPride, #BiVisibility, #Bisexual, #BiDay, #BiVisibilityDay the following hashtags can be used on given, corresponding days during #BiWeek:

Sunday 9/21 Bi History (#BiHistory) – Post, status update and tweet about important moments in bisexual movement history and/or the names and images of famous bi people throughout history
Monday 9/22 Bi Facts (#BiFacts) – Post, status update and tweet facts about being bi e.g., stories and statistics about bi health, safety/security, quality of life, or funding and social disparities
Tuesday 9/23 “My Bisexuality Looks Like…” - Post, status update and tweet “my #bisexuality looks like” finishing the sentence to express bisexual/non-monosexual + queer pride and experiences
Wednesday 9/24 Bi Media (#BiMedia) – Post, status update and tweet the names and images of your favorite bisexual blogs, films, tv shows, authors, artists, cultural workers, and thank them for their work
Thursday 9/25 Recognize Bi Men (#RecognizeBiMen) – Post, status update and tweet selfies of bisexual men. Allies can post, status update and tweet selfies with bisexual men in their lives or holding up an image of the book Recognize: The Voices of Bisexual Men-An Anthology 
Friday 9/26 Bi Trans/Genderqueer (#BiTrans) – Post, status update and tweet affirming statements and images about being bisexual and trans/gender non-conforming
Saturday 9/27 Bi Allies (#BiAllies) – Post, status update and tweet selfies of bisexuals with people that love, support and champion them

binetusa:

BISEXUAL AWARENESS WEEK 2014 (Daily Themes + Hashtags): Learn about all the events and activities here:

In addition to the usual hashtags: #BiPride, #BiVisibility, #Bisexual, #BiDay, #BiVisibilityDay the following hashtags can be used on given, corresponding days during #BiWeek:

  • Sunday 9/21 Bi History (#BiHistory) – Post, status update and tweet about important moments in bisexual movement history and/or the names and images of famous bi people throughout history
  • Monday 9/22 Bi Facts (#BiFacts) – Post, status update and tweet facts about being bi e.g., stories and statistics about bi health, safety/security, quality of life, or funding and social disparities
  • Tuesday 9/23 “My Bisexuality Looks Like…” - Post, status update and tweet “my #bisexuality looks like” finishing the sentence to express bisexual/non-monosexual + queer pride and experiences
  • Wednesday 9/24 Bi Media (#BiMedia) – Post, status update and tweet the names and images of your favorite bisexual blogs, films, tv shows, authors, artists, cultural workers, and thank them for their work
  • Thursday 9/25 Recognize Bi Men (#RecognizeBiMen) – Post, status update and tweet selfies of bisexual men. Allies can post, status update and tweet selfies with bisexual men in their lives or holding up an image of the book Recognize: The Voices of Bisexual Men-An Anthology 
  • Friday 9/26 Bi Trans/Genderqueer (#BiTrans) – Post, status update and tweet affirming statements and images about being bisexual and trans/gender non-conforming
  • Saturday 9/27 Bi Allies (#BiAllies) – Post, status update and tweet selfies of bisexuals with people that love, support and champion them

[Chicago IL USA]: Come celebrate Bi Pride with with Bisexual Queer Alliance Chicago!! This year we will be having two separate events:

  1. The Celebrate Bisexuality Party, being held on Sunday, September 21st from 5pm-9pm at the Center on Halsted on the third floor. The night will consist of live performances in the theater and in between acts feel free to party out in the reception area that will have a bar and a DJ! A $10 ticket may be purchased at the door which include a free drink ticket.
  2. Celebrate Bisexuality Day, a panel discussion being held on Tuesday, Sept. 23rd from 7pm-9pm at Center on Halsted in the Sage Center.

You won’t want to miss out!

bitalks:

We’ve heard, seen and lived this situation far too many times: We approach what is advertised/known as a safe space for ‘LGBTQ’ people and either felt unsafe, left out, judged or completely erased.

So we created our own: Bi Tumblr, Bi facebook groups, Local Bi groups & Meetups. This is our time to speak about how important & wonderful these places are to us.

We want to hear from all of you! Short anecdotes and long stories, you can share as much or as little as you like. How at first it seemed like there’s no one… The nights that you spent smiling instead of crying because you finally found someone/others who understand! Finally being able to ask other people opinions and share yours about topics you otherwise couldn’t talk about! Finally having friends who are also bisexual.

How this works:

- Create a new post about this topic, tag it #bitalks

- We will reblog the posts (except biphobic stuff if that arises), and quality commentary/responses as well!

- We will create a masterpost when this topic closes (September 20th) and credit to tumblr usernames unless otherwise noted in your post.

Please tag trigger warnings as necessary.

Thank you!

Why did you all decide to create this blog? By the way I am glad to have heard about a blog dedicated to just bisexuality!

bitalks:

We’ve created this blog to create a positive space for bi people to speak on issues that can be bi-specific.

Personally speaking, I partially withdrew from posting on my tumblr about bisexuality because it seemed like too often there were posts calling out biphobes & not a lot of bisexuals speaking to other bisexuals about bi issues.

We talked to a lot of other active bi bloggers & they were very supportive of the idea. We decided that proactive discussions may help us a lot more than reactive discussions. We’re going to try our best to create a stronger bi community by presenting topics that bi people can connect about.

-Renee

bidyke:

bitalks:

We will be posting topics that are related to bisexuality every 1-2 weeks to encourage a proactive experience on Bi Tumblr. We are going to try our hardest to keep our topics positive & discussion-based.

First topic will be announced this Sunday (Sep 7)!

If you would like to participate in the discussion, just create your post, tag it with #bitalks and we will reblog it! If you would like to post anonymously about topics, please use the submission page or send us an e-mail to bisexualtalks at gmail dot com and we will post it for you! We will make masterposts after the topic has closed and a new topic will be introduced.

If you’d like to suggest a topic for discussion, send us an ask or email us.

Looking forward to some bi-positive talks :D
Your mod team - Collie, Lisa, Noodle & Renee

BI TUMBLR - STOP WHAT YOU’RE DOING AND LOOK HERE

This is an awesome new blog which is going to be suggesting weekly (?) topics for Bi Tumblr to blog about instead of draining our energies arguing with biphobic monos online! This is a real opportunity to begin conversations that revolve around us rather than around other people. So so so important if we want to center our dialogues around our experiences and our own theories.

THIS COULD BE THE ONE MOST IMPORTANT THING THAT’S HAPPENED TO BI TUMBLR IN A WHILE

Follow them and join in :D

bisexual-community:

Bisexual Talks:  We’re bisexual and we like to talk. We will be posting a new topic every 2 weeks on Sundays. To join the discussion, write a post on the topic and tag it #bitalks
We will be posting topics that are related to bisexuality every 1-2 weeks to encourage a proactive experience on Bi Tumblr. We are going to try our hardest to keep our topics positive & discussion-based.
First topic will be announced this Sunday (Sep 7)!If you would like to participate in the discussion, just create your post, tag it with #bitalks and we will reblog it! If you would like to post anonymously about topics, please use the submission page or send us an e-mail to bisexualtalks at gmail dot com and we will post it for you! We will make masterposts after the topic has closed and a new topic will be introduced. If you’d like to suggest a topic for discussion, send us an ask or email us.Looking forward to some bi-positive talks :DYour mod team - Collie, Lisa, Noodle & Renee

bisexual-community:

Bisexual Talks:  We’re bisexual and we like to talk. We will be posting a new topic every 2 weeks on Sundays. To join the discussion, write a post on the topic and tag it #bitalks


We will be posting topics that are related to bisexuality every 1-2 weeks to encourage a proactive experience on Bi Tumblr. We are going to try our hardest to keep our topics positive & discussion-based.

First topic will be announced this Sunday (Sep 7)!

If you would like to participate in the discussion, just create your post, tag it with #bitalks and we will reblog it! If you would like to post anonymously about topics, please use the submission page or send us an e-mail to bisexualtalks at gmail dot com and we will post it for you! We will make masterposts after the topic has closed and a new topic will be introduced. 

If you’d like to suggest a topic for discussion, send us an ask or email us.

Looking forward to some bi-positive talks :D
Your mod team - Collie, Lisa, Noodle & Renee

I can voice my ideas without hesitation or fear because I am speaking, finally, about myself. I am Black and I am female and I am a mother and I am bisexual and I am a nationalist and I am an antinationalist. And I mean to be fully and freely all that I am!
From ‘A New Politics of Sexuality’ by June Jordan, 1991.   Collected in Some Of Us Did NOT Die. (via bisexual-books)

biwoc:

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Op-ed: An Open Letter to My Younger Bi Sisters:
Some sound advice for bi women in a world that doesn’t necessarily understand them.

Dear Bi Sisters Who Are in Their 20s and 30s,

In a few months I’ll be 40 years old. In the past 20 years, I have grown more knowledgeable about myself. I faced my fears and anxieties about being rejected by friends and relatives by being an out bisexual. I became more confident about needs: having people in my inner circle who have the skills to be fully engaging and emotionally expressive and who can celebrate my authentic self…

In keeping with the customs of my Haitian elders, I will give you some unsolicited advice — however, the advice I will share is the same advice that I practice myself.

  • Practice radical self-acceptance
  • Be vulnerable
  • Develop your emotional support system
  • Be your own cheerleader
  • Save your emotional energy — stress causes physical pain
  • Don’t give up on romance

Please CLICK THE LINK to read the full article

Like the article? Here are some more resources for you:

daedric-cisphobe:

nebulizard:

bisexual-books:

bidyke:

  • Sexism - and the word “men” - groups together white men with men of color, cis men with trans men, abled men with disabled men, etc. It means that a a queer trans man of color can oppress a white cishet woman.
  • Heterosexism - and the word “heterosexual” -…

So what you’re saying is no one should ever discuss certain groups privilege over other groups because their anti-privileges (not sure of exactly the right word here) might outweigh their privileges? That makes no sense.

I think OP was trying to show the ridiculousness of singling out the term monosexism, and saying that if you think monosexism is a ridiculous term, then if you follow logic you should think all of those other terms mentioned are also ridiculous

OP was saying that the term monosexism is just as valid a term as the other ones listed, and that none of those cover all axes of oppression, but that’s ok, because there shouldn’t be one term used for all axes of oppression bc oppression manifests itself in different ways depending on the situation