So I guess this is a call to action: The LG and T community need to make more of an effort to support the B’s among us. Being bisexual doesn’t mean being selfish or sitting on the fence, it means being brave enough to live in the gray space.
And though I could write a whole other piece just about the stereotypes associated with bisexuality — like that bisexual people can’t be monogamous, or that they are just “confused” — coming out as bisexual means saying, “I don’t care if you think I’m just a promiscuous perv and I don’t care if you think it’s a phase and I don’t care if you don’t accept me as part of the gay community, this is who I am.” We need to provide a loving environment for our bisexual brothers and sisters and make them welcome among us. And maybe we need to learn to look at ourselves and accept some gray in our lives, too.
So there is this website, http://gayhomophobe.com/, that tracks homophobic politicians that turn out to be gay or engage in same-sex sexual behavior. The details of their public outing can be found on the website. What’s encouraging is that some have turned around completely and now work for gay equality.
There’s also a documentary about this idea: http://outragethemovie.com/.
This idea makes me feel a little bit queasy, but then my brain tells me that if you’re aggressively voting to take away LGB people’s rights and dignity, then it is just to be outed as a hypocrite.
Catering mainly to the gay male crowd, Out of Bounds is a tiny, happy little shop not too far from campus, selling flags, shirts, bumper stickers, novelties, DVDS and other NSFW goods.
They do free HIV tests once a week, from what I gather from their adverts.
EROS calls it “Gay Walmart”. My rainbow flag I am using as a curtain is from their shop!
They are behind an Enterprise Rent-A-Car and thus are a little hidden from the road.
This shit is totally fabulous. Love the bendy-ness of ties, booty shorts, high heels and dress shirts.
Not feeling very comfortable with the use of the T-word typically used as a slur against trans* people in the lyrics, however.