May. 31st, 2017

Bi updates

May. 31st, 2017 06:30 pm
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As a bit of follow up to my last post...

Having changed their "Is bisexuality real" article substantially, without acknowledging the change or any reasons why they made it, Pink News have at least written something relatively decent about bisexuality today. And I'm glad that London Pride 'sexclusion of bisexual groups is getting a bit more attention too.

(I'm also glad that London Pride is being a bit less exclusionary now, and it sounds like they do want to get this right according to friends of mine more closely involved. But I still feel like you'd never have only one gay or lesbian group marching and they wouldn't have to fight as hard as bisexuals have had to and I don't think it's good enough for the organizers to have good intentions -- they're saying "none of us are biphobic" and I'm sure they mean that but the impact of structural bigotry still falls heaviest on bisexuals so it's not enough for them to not have personal feelings of biphobia as individuals, they need to do more in future to make sure bisexual groups really are included.)

To get entities as big as Pink News and London Pride to pay attention to what bisexuals want, imperfectly though it's implemented so far, feels like kind of a big deal and kind of an unusual thing. And that a friend has said the response so far hasn't been as biphobic as they'd feared...well, it says a lot about what we've come to expect in dealing with the "LGBT" "community," but it also would be really awesome if this trend continued.

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