i recently argued with someone about multisexual representation and not calling same-gender relationships inherently gay/lesbian relationships when characters have expressed attraction to multiple genders, and they said "why can't girls just be lesbians? why can't people just be pure gay?" and. i know that's wrong because characters with same-gender attraction ARE typically said to have "really been gay". but now i'm afraid defending bi characters is denying representation to gay people somehow?

from Anonymous


bi-privilege:

no. gay and lesbian people have their own characters. in fact, they have a lot more characters than bisexuals do. (still not enough, but more). the real question is why can’t people ever be bisexual? even when they’re shown having relationships with people of multiple genders they’re ‘confused’ or they were ‘experimenting’ or ‘they don’t like labels’ and that’s some absolute shit.

and “pure gay” like omfg take that garbage to the trashcan where it belongs.

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Lesbian Herstory Archives Internships

Lesbian Herstory Archives Internships

​The Lesbian Herstory Archives (located in Park Slope, Brooklyn, NYC) is looking for students who are interested in gaining library and/or archives experience with a demonstrated interest in Lesbian Studies, History and Activism. We have a number of exciting projects for the upcoming academic year​.​ Students must be currently enrolled in an M.L.S., Archival or DAM studies program to apply. This is an unpaid internship opportunity.

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Interns will have the opportunity for practical application of archives and library skills.
Course credit and letters of recommendation will be provided upon request.
Interns will also receive the opportunity​ to attend workshops and classes outside of LHA
Interns will be supervised by professional librarians and other archives​ professional​ staff
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Just saw your Shakespeare post and remembered an argument where somebody brought up how we don't even know if Shakespeare was one person and maybe "he" is really just two straight people and I was like "But maybe HE WAS JUST SEVERAL FISH WHO HAD LEARNED TO WRITE. Since we're now just making shit up."

from shay-something


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I am always amazed at the amazing hoops people will jump through to deny that an author might be queer in general or bisexual in specific.   I can take it from Shakespeare scholars who study his life and work in depth but usually it comes from people who haven’t read a Shakespeare play since high school and who are just pulling stuff out of their ass.

It’s like DUDE JUST STOP.  Take five seconds to STOP.    Because we all want you to STOP FUCKING TALKING.   

- Sarah 

Re: the Lammies: I'm trying to decide whether to enter Climbing the Date Palm in the YA category or in Bisexual Fiction. I saw your post that Bisexual Fiction needs ten submissions in order to qualify AS a category, so I'm leaning in that direction... but I'd like to hear other people's thoughts.

from shiraglassman


My personal opinion is to enter it into Bisexual Fiction.  Here is why:

Bisexual Fiction needs 10 entries.  Now, if you put Climbing the Date Palm into Bisexual Fiction and the judges reading that category decide ‘ehhhh this would be better in the YA category’, they can move it to a better category.  We did that when I was judging Bisexual Book Awards last year.   But my understanding is that it would still be counted for the original category in which it was entered.  

Also, and this may be crass, but the YA category is an LGBT category, so there will be a LOT more competition going up against every orientation.  So if you want a better chance at placing, I’d put it in Bisexual Fiction.  You’re statistically more likely to place there.  

- Sarah 

vegawriters:

I consider all characters bisexual until proven differently.

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As for the second, nefarious pronouncement on sexuality that now enjoy as mass-media currency: the idiot notion of keeping yourself in the closet — that is very much the same thing as the suggestion that black folks and Asian-Americans and Mexican-Americans should assimilate and become as “white” as possible — in our walk/talk/music/food/values — or else. Or else? Or else we should, deservedly, perish.

Sure enough we have plenty of exposure white everything so why would we opt to remain our African/Asian/Mexican selves? The answer is that suicide is absolute, and if you think you will survive by hiding who you really are, you are sadly misled: there is no such thing as partial or intermittent suicide. You can only survive if you — who you really are — do survive

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motherfuckingshakespeare:

anne-ching:

motherfuckingshakespeare:

buzzlightweights:

if my professor skates over the fact that Sonnet 20 is literally Shakespeare saying “yo I’m super gay” I’m gonna be pissed

yeah I’m angry about bi erasure too. 

As a straight woman I feel the same way about erasure of GLBT people. Not intending to be offensive or anything so apologies if this is offensive but how do we know that Shakespeare’s sonnets in general are autobiographical? AFAIK that sonnet was dedicated to a man, but the feelings in the text may not be Shakespeare the poet’s but those of a persona, which doesn’t disprove or prove that he wasn’t or was gay. But then again, people in general don’t know all that much about Shakespeare’s personal feelings so anything people say is guesswork

Why would Shakespeare have invented a gay poetry writing persona when m/m activity was literally punishable by death?

I’m gonna go off on some wild guesswork here, but it’s almost like we know he was married to a woman and they had three children, but he addressed 126 stunningly lovely sonnets to men. It’s almost like we know the rest of his poems were addressed to a lady. It’s almost like Shakespeare’s works lend themselves to queer readings because he was queer and enjoyed playing with and subverting traditional notions of gender/ courtly love/ poetry. This is pretty radical, but maybe writers write about things because they want to express their lived experiences and desires. 

In conclusion, LOVE THAT BISEXUAL. 

hollyxdunne:

Joniss was a spark and now the fire is catching. I wouldn’t be surprised if Jena dressed as Johanna and wore an LGBT flag to the premier.

hollyxdunne:

Joniss was a spark and now the fire is catching. I wouldn’t be surprised if Jena dressed as Johanna and wore an LGBT flag to the premier.

bisexual-community:

gaywrites:

Happy Bi Pride/Bi Visibility Day! If you’re looking for something to do to celebrate, bisexual-community has a whole bunch of resources here. Fellow bisexuals, know that we are important, our feelings are valid, and we are not alone. (And for the last time, it’s not a phase.) Have a great day!

Bi PrideDay/Bi Visibility Day officially happens every September 23rd (since 1999!) but as it gets more and more popular you will find Events For and About the Bisexual/(Non-Monosexual) + Queer-identified Community take place throughout the entire month of September

Look here to find events worldwide for Bi Visibility Day 2014:

› Writing ____ Characters

harmonyinkpress:

New resource page! I’ve started tagging the posts where people ask me “how can I write this LGBTQ+/MOGAI character” and I’m collecting them all here. So far I just have asexual and transgender because I had conversations on those recently (and I don’t have time to go back through all my posts), but I will add to this as conversations happen!

I wanted to ask you for a recommendations of lgbt themed books? :D

from Anonymous


theshadybisexual:

Yes, of course!

I read mostly YA fiction, so I hope that’s okay.

My favourites with LGBT protagonists/main characters:

  • Two Boys Kissing by David Levithan (Gay)
  • The Miseducation of Cameron Post by Emily M. Danforth (Lesbian)
  • Far From You by Tess Sharpe (Bisexual)
  • Ask The Passengers by A.S King (Lesbian)
  • Empress of The World by Sara Ryan (Bisexual)
  • Love in the Time of Global Warming by Francesca Lia Block (Bisexual)
  • Boy Meets Boy by David Levithan (Gay)
  • Adaptation by Malindo Lo (Bisexual)
  • Because of Her by KE Payne (Lesbian)

I’m currently reading a book with a gay protagonist and it’s going really well so far! If I end up thoroughly enjoying it, then I’ll recommend it too.

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