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posted by [personal profile] ptc24 at 07:05pm on 23/09/2013
OK, that was just a pun, I haven't made one or even a picture of one, you'll just have to imagine it.

Anyway, I suddenly feel inspired. From Chapter 1 of Getting Bi, this came to mind:

I used to define bisexuality as "the potential to be attracted to people regardless of their gender." Then one day I was chatting with my friend Alberto, who, like me, identifies as bisexual. I blithely stated my definition and he looked at me incredulously.
"Regardless of gender? No, no, no! There's no 'regardless' about it for me. For me it's all about difference. I'm attracted to cheerleaders and football players. It's precisely the extremes of difference that attract me." He looked me up and down, smirked, and said, "Robyn, you would be way too butch for me!"
I threw a pillow at him, he threw it back and we laughed. But I learned from that conversation. Some of us who identify as bisexual are in fact "gender-blind." For others—in fact for me—it's androgyny or the blending of genders that compels. Still others, like Alberto, are attracted to the poles.
Then, to complicate things further, I learned a lot from my intersex, genderqueer and transgender friends.


Getting Bi is a fine example of a fine sort of book - an anthology of short, mainly autobiographical, pieces. There's a lot of diversity in there - in terms of how people's sexuality works, how their identity works (there as a few "I don't identify as bi as such but I'm close enough that I'm happy to contribute to this anthology"), how they define bisexuality, what else is going on in their life and how it all interacts with their sexuality and identity and all the rest.

Anyway, I had the idea of a bi visibility jacket, how about a bisexual umbrella to go with it?
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