Moon, who’s in a long-lasting polyamorous relationship with a queer cis guy, claims that the anti-bi bias she encountered in early stages has mainly diminished.

Moon, who’s in a long-lasting polyamorous relationship with a queer cis guy, claims that the anti-bi bias she encountered in early stages has mainly diminished.

Why the alteration?

“As more identities have grown to be offered to women-loving-women (like queer, pan, and ‘byke’) I’ve seen that types of discrimination mellow out. Lesbian has become an identity individuals can decide into powerfully as opposed to being the standard identification for ladies whom choose ladies, making it possible for more nuance and acceptance throughout the queer woman range.”

As a bi woman, section of me can’t think this can be nevertheless a concern in 2015. I roll my eyes once I see a headline questioning whether bisexuality exists, since the quest to “prove” it does appears like it is reinventing the wheel. Another component of me, however, realizes that it could be confusing for individuals of any history or sex who will be utilized to thinking about intimate orientation and sex as either/or choices to be up against the undeniable fact that there’s more variety to it. For a few people, “bisexual” is a perfect fit, but also for numerous, it is an imperfect placeholder for an identity they have been still exercising.

I prefer just what my friend, comedian Mindy Raf, posted in a Bisexual Q&A on her behalf Tumblr: “once I told my children I experienced a gf after many years of having boyfriends, We utilized the term, ‘open.’ Needless to say they certainly were confused. (more…)