So After The Gay Rights Movement...

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    Nov 13, 2010 5:53 AM GMT
    I'm thinking about starting a Bisexual Rights Movement because it seems like people tend to ignore the fact we exist.
    God forbid someone be into both men and women icon_eek.gif
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    Nov 13, 2010 6:01 AM GMT
    Come out of the closet, Carol Anne.
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    Nov 13, 2010 6:03 AM GMT
    Been out since I was 12. icon_lol.gif
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    Nov 13, 2010 6:05 AM GMT
    I was just being silly by making reference to those who think bi guys are just afraid to come out of the closet.
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    Nov 13, 2010 6:06 AM GMT
    My badicon_redface.gif
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    Nov 13, 2010 6:08 AM GMT
    Hey, you followed your reply with a laughing smiley. That should count for something.
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    Nov 13, 2010 3:24 PM GMT
    This is intriguing...what kind of rights do Bi people not have?

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    Nov 13, 2010 3:47 PM GMT
    I don't think mnboy is talking about legal rights. The moment homosexuals have legal rights, so will bis (who lack the right to marry a same sex partner, if in the military lack the right to "tell" about their date with a hot MOTSS, etc.) But after we win all our rights... will people still deny the existence of bisexuals?

    I'm thinking things will get better (post gay rights). As gays are accepted, fewer will need to bridge their coming out by (falsely) claiming to be bisexual for a few years before they finally admit that they are gay.
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    Nov 13, 2010 5:35 PM GMT
    What you need is a bisexual visibility movement, which I guess what involve more people coming out like you have -- kudos on doing it so early, btw -- and sticking with it. You hear of people identifying as bi for a brief period -- especially as a way of coming out on the installment plan -- then ultimately "picking a side."

    I don't think this is always due to pressure from big, bad monosexuals. Sometimes people meet the love of their lives and settle down with that person, and if the relationship is monogamous, I'm guessing they find some way for that other side of their sexuality to not matter so much. Or they just quietly seek satisfaction where they can find it.

    Certainly a lot of bi-identified guys seem to be really, really into discretion, which isn't very conducive to a political or consciousness-raising movement.

    Out of curiosity, OP, how many openly bi people do you personally know?
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    Nov 13, 2010 9:19 PM GMT
    slimnmuscly said
    Out of curiosity, OP, how many openly bi people do you personally know?


    Counting myself 4.