Articles & Essays

Selected Essays

Ochs, Robyn, “Without Wincing of Clenching: Bisexual People’s Experiences with Health Care Professionals,” in Bodies and Barriers: Queer Activists on Healthed. Adrian Shanker, Kate Kendell, Rachel L. Levine, PM Press, 2020.

“LGBTQ politics after marriage: a panel discussion with Gabriel Foster, Paulina Hehn-Hernandez, Robyn Ochs, Steven William Thrasher, Urvashi Vaid, and Hari Ziyad,” edited by Joseph Nicholas DeFilippis, Queer Activism After Marriage Equalityed. Joseph Nicholas DeFilippis, Michael W. Yarbrough, & Angela Jones. Routledge 2018, pp. 17-35.

Ochs, Robyn, “Mapping Sexual Orientation,” RECOGNIZE: The Voices of Bisexual Men. Bisexual Resource Center, 2014, pp. 277-281.

Ochs, Robyn, “A Bisexual Q & A: Robyn Ochs Interviews Aleta Baldwin, M.A.; Jessamyn Bowling, M.P.H., and Brian Dodge, Ph.D.” RECOGNIZE: The Voices of Bisexual Men. Bisexual Resource Center, 2014, pp. 282-291.

Ochs, Robyn, “Understanding Biphobia.” RECOGNIZE: The Voices of Bisexual Men. Bisexual Resource Center, 2014, pp. 294-298.

Ochs, Robyn. Michael J. Murphy (co-authors), “Beyond Binaries: Seeing Sexual Diversity in the Classroom.” Activities for Teaching Gender and Sexuality in the University Classroom, ed. Michael J. Murphy and Elizabeth Ribarsky. Rowman & Littlefield Education, 2013, pp. 62-68.

Ochs, Robyn “Why We Need to ‘Get Bi’,Journal of Bisexuality, 11:2, 171 – 175, April 2011.

Ochs, Robyn. Deihl, Marcia. (co-authors) “Biphobia.” Readings for Diversity and Social Justice: An Anthology on Racism, Antisemitism, Sexism, Heterosexism, Ableism, and Classism (2nd edition), Adams, Maurianne. Blumenfeld, Warren J.. Castañeda, Rosie. Hackman, Heather W.. Peters, Madeline L. Zúñiga, Ximena., Routledge, 2009.

Ochs, Robyn. “Biphobia.” Getting Bi: Voice of Bisexuals Around the World (2nd edition), Ochs, Robyn. Rowley, Sarah E. (eds.). Bisexual Resource Center, 2009, pp. 201-205.

Ochs, Robyn. “Finding Bisexuality in Fiction.” Getting Bi: Voice of Bisexuals Around the World (2nd edition), Ochs, Robyn. Rowley, Sarah E. (eds.). Bisexual Resource Center, 2009, pp. 201-205.

Ochs, Robyn. Highleyman, Liz. (co-authors), Bisexual Movement in the United States, LGBTQ America Today, Hawley, John C. (ed.), Greenwood Press, 2008.

Ochs, Robyn. “What’s in a Name? Why Women Embrace or Resist Bisexual Identity.” Becoming Visible: Counseling Bisexuals Across the Lifespan, Firestein, B. A. (ed.), Columbia University Press, 2007.

Ochs, Robyn. “Bisexuality, Feminism, Men and Me.” The Social Construction of Difference and Inequality: Race, Class, Gender and Sexuality, Ore, Tracy E. (ed.), Mayfield, 2000; McGraw-Hill 2003.

Ochs, Robyn. “Bisexuality, Feminism, Men and Me.” Women’s Voices, Feminist Visions: Classic and Contemporary Readings, Shaw, Susan. Lee, Janet. (eds.), McGraw-Hill, 2001.

Ochs, Robyn. “Question: Why do so many women who easily admit to having male and female lovers refuse the label ‘bisexual’?” In the Family: The Magazine for Queer People and their Loved Ones, Fall 2001, p. 5.

Ochs, Robyn. “Bisexuality, Feminism, Men and Me.” Women: Images and Realities: A Multicultural Anthology, Desselman, McNair, Schniedewind, (eds.), Mayfield Publishing Co., 1999.

Ochs, Robyn. “Bisexuality.” Lesbian Histories and Cultures: An Encyclopedia, Zimmerman, Bonnie. (ed.) Garland Publishing, 2000.

Ochs, Robyn. Highleyman, Liz, “Bisexual Movement.Lesbian Histories and Cultures: An Encyclopedia, Zimmerman, Bonnie (ed.), Garland Publishing, 1999.

Ochs, Robyn. “Teaching Bisexuality.” The Sociology of Sexuality and Sexual Orientation: Syllabi and Teaching Materials, Rust, Paula C. (ed.), American Sociological Association, 1997.

Ochs, Robyn. “Biphobia: It Goes More than Two Ways.” Bisexuality: The Identity and Politics of an Invisible Minority, Firestein, Beth. (ed.) Sage Publications, 1996.

Ochs, Robyn. “Bisexual Etiquette: Helpful Hints for Bisexuals Working With Lesbians and Gay Men.” Bisexual Politics: Theories, Queeries and Visions, Tucker, Naomi. Highleyman, Liz. Kaplan, Rebecca. (eds.), Haworth Press, 1995.

Ochs, Robyn. Deihl, Marcia. (co-authors) “Biphobia.” Homophobia: How We All Pay The Price, Blumenfeld, Warren. (ed.), Beacon Press, 1992.

Ochs, Robyn. “Bisexuality, Feminism, Men and Me.” Closer to Home: Bisexuality & Feminism, Weise, Elizabeth Reba. (ed.) Seal Press, 1992.

Ochs, Robyn, “From the Closet to the Stage.” Bi Any Other Name, Hutchins, Loraine. Ka’ahumanu, Lani. (eds.), Alyson Publications, 1990. 2nd edition 2015. Read this article.

Short Essays

Ochs, Robyn, “What’s in a Name?,” Bi Women Quarterly, Spring, 2020.

Ochs, Robyn, “Natalie Morales Represents,” Bi Women Quarterly, Summer 2019.

Ochs, Robyn, “Bisexuality & Disability: Some Connections,” Bi Women Quarterly, Winter 2019.

Ochs, Robyn, “Blazing Trails: What Sara Wants,” Bi Women Quarterly, Winter 2018.

Ochs, Robyn, “You Never Know,” Bi Women Quarterly, Fall 2017.

Ochs, Robyn, White House Blog, June 2016: Robyn Ochs

Ochs, Robyn, Oh, That Scary Anne Heche, Gay People’s Chronicle, May 16, 1997.

Ochs, Robyn. My Body, Myself, Bi Women, Fall 2006.

Ochs, Robyn. Married in Massachusetts: Two Years, “Celebrating Equal Marriage,” Jamaica Plain Gazette, April-July 2006.

Ochs, Robyn. Family Ties: What I Want, Bi Women, Fall 2005.


Robyn’s writings have appeared in SojournerGay Community NewsEmpathyGay People’s Chronicle, Bi Women QuarterlyIn the FamilyThe Jamaica Plain Gazette, and many other publications.

See where Robyn has been cited on her ResearchGate profile.

To read some of Robyn’s favorite soundbites, including her definition of bisexuality, go to Robyn’s Words.