Some time ago we talked about bi activism and showing our bi pride. For the next two weeks, we’d like to hear about your experiences with LGBT Pride and Pride events. Pride events are often rather tricky to navigate for bi folks. On one hand, in theory, we are part of the LGBT community and Pride is also for us, but biphobia and bi erasure are widespread at the events and LGBT community.
Here are some questions for you but feel free to talk about your experiences at Pride events in general.
- Have you been to a Pride event? If so, why did you decide to go? If not, why did you decide not to go?
- If you’ve been to a Pride parade/event, what were your experiences? Did you feel accepted?
- If you’ve never been to Pride, are you planning to go? What is holding you back? What would help you make the decision to go?
- This one has rather obvious answers, but what needs to be done by LGBT community and Pride event holders, to make bi folks feel accepted at Pride?
- This topic will be open for 2 weeks, ending on July 19.
How this works:
-Create a new post about this topic, tag it #bitalks as the FIRST tag (after the 5th tag, it won’t show up in the tag)
- We will reblog the posts (except biphobic stuff if that arises), and quality commentary/responses as well (sometimes we miss stuff, so if you want to make sure we reblog your commentary, shoot us a message with the link to it)!
- We will create a masterpost when this topic closes and credit to tumblr usernames unless otherwise noted in your post.
- Please tag trigger warnings as necessary.
- You can also submit your #bitalks posts to Bitopia Magazine. You can do so by e-mailing them: firstname.lastname@example.org -Note that you have to be at least 18 years old to do this. (More about our collaboration with Bitopia Magazine here)
Editors Note: We apologise for posting this late and that we weren't able to post the previous topic in time. Here's a link to the masterpost if you're looking for inspiration.