Bisexual erasure or bisexual invisibility is the tendency to ignore, remove, falsify, or reexplain evidence of bisexuality in history , academia , the news media , and other primary sources. Bisexual erasure may include the assertion that all bisexual individuals are in a phase and will soon choose a side, either heterosexual or homosexual. One reason for this is the belief that bisexual individuals are distinctively indecisive. Another common variant of bisexual erasure involves accepting bisexuality in women, while downplaying or rejecting the validity of bisexual identity in men. There is increasing inclusion and visibility of bisexuals, particularly in the LGBT community. According to scholar Kenji Yoshino , there are three main investments that motivate both self-identified homosexuals and heterosexuals to seek to culturally erase bisexuality.
WHAT IS BISEXUALITY? WHO IS BISEXUAL?
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Some people are attracted to women; some are attracted to men. And some, if Sigmund Freud, Dr. Alfred Kinsey and millions of self-described bisexuals are to be believed, are drawn to both sexes. But a new study casts doubt on whether true bisexuality exists, at least in men. The study, by a team of psychologists in Chicago and Toronto, lends support to those who have long been skeptical that bisexuality is a distinct and stable sexual orientation. People who claim bisexuality, according to these critics, are usually homosexual, but are ambivalent about their homosexuality or simply closeted.
Am I gay in denial?
When I first came out as bisexual, I thought the world would be my oyster. I had spent my whole life consumed with my sexuality. My confusion and closetedness prevented me from truly connecting with others.
In a world where others may try to define you by who you're dating, understanding yourself not in relation to whom you're with can be, well, really freaking hard. No matter how long you've been out, it's not always easy to know how to talk to your partner about being bisexual. And whether you're seeing someone of your own gender, a different gender, or no gender at all let alone same or differing sexualities , discussing your identity with your boo and establishing how they can help you feel validated and supported in it, is no small task. With the pressures of biphobia harmful stereotypes or judgments passed about bisexual people being more likely to cheat, less likely to seek monogamy, or just want to "experiment" in their sexuality as well as bi erasure denial of the existence of bisexuality , coming out as bi on an individual level can be a tumultuous process that's not necessarily easier within the loving bonds of a romantic relationship. If you're a bi person on a date with a straight person, they may not know you're queer, which makes coming out as bisexual to a new boo particularly complex.