Exploring the Umbrella: Bisexuality and Fluidity

This is one of the better articles about bisexuality I have read. I have identified as bisexual for 37+ years, so far. I also identify as pansexual, as queer and as fluid. Estraven( below) quotes my definition of this term: “I call myself bisexual because I acknowledge that I have in myself the potential to be attracted – romantically and/or sexually – to people of more than one sex and/or gender, not necessarily at the same time, not necessarily in the same way, and not necessarily to the same degree.” My definition of bisexual is quite intentionally non-binary. I edit a grassroots quarterly called Bi Women and I travel around the country (and beyond) speaking on college campuses and to community and youth groups (my most popular program is called “Beyond Binaries: Identity and Sexuality,” and I am witness to the increasingly complex and diverse ways in which people come to understand and identify their sexualities. Labels should not be boxes into which we feel we must squeeze ourselves, but rather tools with which to communicate and to BEGIN conversations. 

Exploring the Umbrella: Bisexuality and Fluidity

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