Despite making up 52% of the LGBTQ+ community, bisexual people often go unrecognized in modern history and media. To celebrate Bisexual Pride Day and the inclusive Bi+ Week of September 23, this feature highlights prominent bisexual influencers and events throughout history.
Even though “bisexual” is the term used throughout this article, it is important to recognize all members of the bisexual+ community and understand and how these labels differ between each other. Bisexual is sexual attraction to
Being queer shapes many aspects of one's being, from one’s relationships with society and family to one's relationship with oneself. A person can be proud or ashamed of their own identity. As an asexual person, I experience no sexual attraction to individuals of any gender. My asexuality sculpted my entire life before I even knew that I was asexual. Learning to love myself and my sexuality has been a long, difficult, but ultimately rewarding journey.
I never had an intimate relationship with a person of the opposite gender—or any gender—for the first sixteen years of
“Oh that would never happen in America. You know she was just doing it to rile people up and get that shock value,” muttered a disgruntled advisor. Her day had been ruined by having to hear a student speak at a debate tournament about the horrors of conversion therapy that she was so sure would never be allowed to occur. As I stood in shock and listened to this woman speak so carelessly about conversion therapy, all I could think about was every op-ed and headline about another queer youth who escaped torture camps where their very identity was ripped apart piece by