What is Bisexual visibility day?
Well it’s a day to talk about and celebrate being Bisexual.
Bisexual erasure is something which happens a fair bit, it is the presumption that if a person who is Bi is in a relationship with someone of the same gender that they are now gay or if they are in a relationship with someone of the opposite gender that they are now straight.
The gender of the other person doesn’t change their sexuality they are still bisexual. They are still the person they were before.
There are a lot of negative assumptions about people who are bisexual and there is a lot of biphobia in society in both the ‘gay’ and ‘straight’ communities. The only way to try and reduce this is to talk about it and that won’t happen unless people are visible.
Celebrate Bisexuality day or Bisexual Visibility Day has been running for the last 11 years and has been spreading steadily.
There are groups and supports for those who are coming out as bi or who just want some support from others who understand.
While a lot of people understand and accept people who are gay there are those who still don’t accept or understand that someone can be bisexual and that they are not greedy, or confused or afraid to come all the way out, or that they can not be in a monogamous relationship or that bisexuals are not likely to cheat more then anyone else.
Sexuality is not a binary, it’s not just homosexual or heterosexual there is a space in between, not everyone is one or the other some of us are attracted to people of either gender rather then just one.