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Bisexual stereotypes

As a proud bisexual man, for years Bisexual had to navigate the complicated gray area that my identity occupies on the sexuality spectrum.

The invisible stereotypes of bisexual men.

Despite all of the gains the LGBT community has made, bisexuals are still looked upon with confusion — or outright scorn — by gays, lesbians, and straight people alike. From people asking me if I was "full-blown gay yet" to others questioning my motivations, I've probably heard it all. Unfortunately, the binary thinking of those who deny bisexuality's existence ultimately oppresses everyone by perpetuating unflinching standards of identity, whether they be heteronormative or homonormative.

Being intimate with someone of the same sex doesn't mean hot bich sex gay, just like being intimate with someone of the opposite sex doesn't mean you're straight — it just means you fall stereotypes in the beautiful, fluid spectrum of sexuality. So here we are in the supposedly enlightened year ofand yet, biphobia persists. In no particular order, here bisexual a few of the most tiresome lies society really needs to stop telling about bisexual people.

Bisexuals don't exist. This is the first and most pervasive lie about bisexuality.

A New Study Explains Why Many Lesbians Are Biased Against Bisexual Women

Some people simply stereotypes fathom a sexuality in which individuals are attracted to more than one gender. You can test the waters, but you eventually must pick a sidethe thinking goes. But bisexuals don't need science — or the approval of those attracted to only one gender — to prove that they exist.