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.
Below are some questions you can talk about, but also feel free to share any thoughts on the topic. We want to hear from all of you!
- What do you think bi community can do to make support those who fit biphobic stereotypes? What is already being done right?
- What can be done to support those who doubt whether they’re bi enough? (We’re all bi enough, but sometimes people have doubts, let’s share some messages of support!)
- If you ever have thoughts about being “not bi enough” or “bad bisexual”, what do you do to overcome the doubts? Where, if anywhere, you go for support?
- What can the rest of LGBTQ+ community do to support all bi people?
- This topic will be open for 2 weeks, ending on March 15.
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: bitopiamagazine at gmail dot com. Note that you have to be at least 18 years old to do this.