Heteroflexibility & Supporting Non-Binary Sexualities

Refinery29 takes a look at Heteroflexible identity and the cries of biphobia that sometimes come along with it. Robyn was interviewed and quoted for this article, saying:

“To argue over which word is the best and to disrespect other people’s choice of label is not a productive use of our time. Our time would be much better spent working together to hold space for all non-binary sexualities.”

Whether we identify as bi or heteroflexible (or pan, polysexual, fluid, or anything else), multisexuals occupy the same space between the sexual binary of gay and straight. Uplifting each other in the labels that make us feel most comfortable helps everyone.

Defining Bisexuality on Refinery29

Refinery29 tackles the binary and cites Robyn’s definition of bisexuality in this article about what “Bisexual” really means for the community.

Bisexual isn’t an outdated term, because it doesn’t actually reinforce the gender binary at all, and much of the confusion around the term is rooted in misunderstanding. In fact, non-binary understandings of bisexuality have been around at least since at least 1990 (see Bisexual Manifesto), though they were not then in widespread use. Currently the most popular definition, developed more than a decade ago, is one that includes everyone. It was crafted by famed bisexual activist and editor of the Bi Women Quarterly

 

PinkNews’ 11 Bisexual Heroes

11 Amazing Bisexual Heroes Everyone Should Know About – PinkNews

“Despite being the B in LGBT, bisexual people can feel overlooked and misunderstood. They’re also often subjected to complete nonsense, biphobia and ignorance.

Thankfully, there are plenty of bisexual heroes out there championing bisexual rights – whether they’re activists, writers or celebrities speaking out.

From Evan Rachel Wood to Alan Cumming, here’s a handful of our favourite bi heroes.”

Bi Women Quarterly

Dear Reader,

The theme of this issue is “Chosen Family.” This term refers to those with whom we choose to have a significant and ongoing relationship and mutual support. This concept is particularly relevant to the LGBTQ+ community, as some of us are estranged – or at least have an ambivalent relationship – with our family of origin due to their rejection of – or discomfort with – our sexual orientation and/or gender identity and/or politics. A 2013 Pew Research Center survey on the LGBT population found that 39% of LGBT American adults have been rejected by family or friends because of their sexual orientation.  For this reason, we have chosen to dedicate an issue of BWQ to this subject.

You will find in this new issue of Bi Women Quarterly essays by Apphia K., Theresa Tyree, Aicila Lewis, A.J. Lowe, Jane Bailey, Elaine Schleiffer, JMC, Ellyn Ruthstrom; and poems by Hailey Forrester and Dove. Oklahoman Amanda Lowe shares her experience at the Creating Change Conference in Washington, DC., and in our Around the World column, Soudeh Rad reports on the first-ever bi pre-conference institute at ILGA Asia, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. You will also find Katelynn Bishop’s review of the new memoir by one of the co-founders of Black Live Matters, Patrisse Khan-Cullors, our Research Corner, Advice from A. Rose Bi, a WhyNotBothCo comic, News Briefs, and our calendar of events.

Happy reading!

Robyn Ochs, Editor

LB Klein, assistant Editor

Robyn Receives Nat’l Leadership Award

At the 2017 Camp Pride and Advisor Academy conference, Robyn was honored with the Voice & Action National Leadership Award.

Shane Windmeyer, Executive Director of Campus Pride, said: “Robyn is a tireless national advocate for LGBTQ youth and one of the leading voices and educators when it comes to bisexual awareness and visibility in the country. She continues to give so much of her expertise and talents to Campus Pride and college campuses.  We are honored to give her our highest honor with the Voice and Action award.”

Aneesah Smith and Delfin Bautista were also honored, receiving Campy Awards for their commitment to Campus Pride and their volunteer work for the organization over the past three or more years.

Robb & Priscilla are 2 of my favorite people. Here we r Sat night at Robb’s fundraiser for 🌈Fenway Health.

[The text, next to an image of the Statue of Liberty, reads: 
On this 4th of July, a day when there is so much talk of
“patriotism,” here are some words written by my uncle, Phil Ochs in
1963:

“Here is a land full of power and glory;
Beauty that words cannot recall;

Oh, her power shall rest on the strength of her freedom;
Her glory shall rest on us all.
Yet she’s only as rich as the poorest of her poor;
Only as free as the padlocked prison door;
Only as strong as our love for this land;
Only as tall as we stand.”


Patriotism, to me, is not about blind and unquestioning devotion to
authority. It’s about taking responsibility for righting what’s wrong.
It’s about making this country the best place it can be for ALL of us.
It’s about protecting our rivers and our oceans and our streams. It’s
about protecting our air. It’s about advocating for the most
marginalized. It’s about standing up to those who would put their own
profit and gain before the greater good. Patriotism, for me, is service.
Patriotism is activism.]

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I wish all fathers were like Ralph Angel😭❤️  (Queen Sugar 2×02)

Idk anything about this show but he tried it

Its a beautiful show everyone should watch it

Beautiful.

Trump Says He Doesn’t Want Poor People In Charge Of The Economy

#Scrotus: “These are people that are great, brilliant business minds, and that’s what we need, that’s what we have to have so the world doesn’t take advantages of us,” Trump told the crowd in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. “We can’t have the world taking advantage of us anymore. And I love all people, rich or poor, but in those particular positions I just don’t want a poor person. Does that make sense? Does that make sense?“

Me: He really doesn’t understand that a smart, competent person might choose service to community over financial self-enrichment. He doesn’t get that some of us have other priorities, such as a deep commitment to service to our communities and to the greater good. Social workers, teachers, social justice activists and warriors, those who have chosen a career in the public sector, and so many more: I’m talking about you. And furthermore wealth is so much more about opportunity than it is about intelligence. #Scrotus still believes that he is a “self-made man.” His lens is so dangerously narrow.

Trump Says He Doesn’t Want Poor People In Charge Of The Economy