“Why is it considered a legitimate research question to ask if we exist? Because bisexuals are framed as liars, by both the straight and the lesbian/gay communities. Because it’s a way to other and exoticise us.

Because there is a long tradition of not taking any marginalized group’s experiences seriously until their lived experience was "verified" by someone in the majority.”

Patrick RichardsFink, bisexual activist, researcher and blogger in comment to the Huffington Post 26 March 2014 (via fliponymous)

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In some ways, the term “pansexual” came out of biphobia and a need to stipulate that one was not transphobic. If you take the binary view of “bisexual,” then a sexuality specific to an attraction to men and women could be seen as being noninclusive of transgender men and women. On the other hand, transgender men and women want to (and should) be seen as simply men and women, meaning that they would/should be included in that very binary; not including them tends to be much more phobic and noninclusive.

Then there is the thought that the binary view of bisexuality can be seen as phobic of anyone who identifies as genderqueer, or somewhere along the gender and sexuality spectrum, not identifying as male or female, man or woman. But, as I mentioned before, the true definition of “bisexual” is being attracted to those who are the same as me and those who are different from me, encompassing all genders and identities. The often-repeated argument that “bi means two” ignores a simple fact: “Same” and “different” are, indeed, two groups.

via The Bad ‘B’ Word: A Need for Bisexual Acceptance

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4/23/2014
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chromecavaties:

'I used to think I was getting away with something.

“Girls don’t count,” I’d say, running my fingers up her arm at the bar. “Don’t you know that?”

We both had boyfriends. Long-term boyfriends. Mine had introduced me to the concept.

“I wouldn’t feel threatened,” he’d say. “I know they could…

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4/23/2014
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nowinexile:

Karima Aboud, first Palestinian Photographer. 1932 Yafa, Palestine.

nowinexile:

Karima Aboud, first Palestinian Photographer. 1932 Yafa, Palestine.

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4/23/2014
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“The Vatican library is digitizing its archives. So the next Dan Brown novel will just be Robert Langdon alone with an iPad.”

STEPHEN COLBERT.

Heh.

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nelflovesyou:

operator-as-fuck:

a fucking wild guinea pig

playing in a flock of butterflies…..

How can anyone be sad when this exists.

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streetartglobal:

Check out the incredible thread work of Perspicere in London on his new profile. http://globalstreetart.com/perspicere

streetartglobal:

Check out the incredible thread work of Perspicere in London on his new profile. http://globalstreetart.com/perspicere

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4/20/2014
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ceciliatan:

Colorado State prisons wrote to tell us exactly which pages in @nyclantoniou ‘s Marketplace books were offensive.

ceciliatan:

Colorado State prisons wrote to tell us exactly which pages in @nyclantoniou ‘s Marketplace books were offensive.

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4/20/2014
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elvendance:

you know what isn’t cool?
making an article about a celebrity coming out as bisexual and instead of celebrating her bravery, we instead make it into something about teenage straight boys…again

elvendance:

you know what isn’t cool?

making an article about a celebrity coming out as bisexual and instead of celebrating her bravery, we instead make it into something about teenage straight boys…again

schrodingersnerd:

everythingisnightvale:

discontentramblings:

An asexual and pansexual become room-mates and have wacky adventures

The show is called ‘All or Nothing’

Plot twist: the asexual is really super outgoing and is a huge flirt while the pansexual is extremely socially awkward and has trouble ordering coffee let alone getting a date.

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my hand slipped

Cute, I would watch that.

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soloses:

the a in lgbtqa should stand for allies, they deserve the recognition for defeating the axis powers and winning world war 2

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