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Shout out to the bisexuals out here slutting it up. Shout out to the bisexuals who enjoy threesomes (or foursomes+) and take advantage of those opportunities. Much love to the polyamorous bisexuals and the bisexuals who say they're bi-curious and those who don't like sex at all.
Glory be to the trans, gender non-conforming and nonbinary bisexuals. Y'all foine AF.
Hugs to the bisexual women/femmes who leave their lesbian partners and eventually end up with male partners and vice versa. Relationships of all orientations end and don't let anyone make you feel guilty for getting out or for moving forward with whomever you please. It's your life. Fuck their judgment.
Bowing deep to all my black and brown bisexuals who have been shining in every way since humanity was a thing. Sending prayers of protection to all my immigrant and refugee bisexuals, restorative justice to my indigenous bisexuals and two-spirit folks, profound respect and recognition to all the elder bisexuals who got us here, and access to every single differently-abled bisexual on this planet.
Protection and healing to all the closeted bisexuals who feel like they have to use gay, lesbian or straight labels to survive. We're here for you when and if ever you decide to take the glorious and terrifying leap.
Love to the bisexual/pansexual/polysexual/omnisexual/asexual/biromantic/aro/fluid/no label/queer/questioning/OMG-I-don't-know-sexuals just trying to find their way. Shout out to all the bisexuals under the vast bi umbrella who feel like a more specific label suits them a little better. Love and light to the bisexuals who will hold onto their bi label and you'll have to pry it from their cold dead hands. Bi is not binary (or transphobic) and pan is not sanctimonious (or transphobic). We are a community and we had better act like one because we can't win without each other.
Eternal love, familial bonds and transformative wisdom to all the bisexuals out here trying to live our best lives, whether we fit their dusty and falsely monolithic stereotypes at times, or nah. We are more of the queer community than anyone else and our expressions of bisexuality are not always going to look or be the same. That's ok. Just know that when the bi bat signal goes up and the bat phones ring, whatever your label, or lack thereof, we had better show up and show out. For all of us.
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Eliot is a civil rights attorney and Black bisexual activist. Recently Eliot co-led the Bisexual Institute at Creating Change, moderated/spoke on the 2016 BiPoC panel at the White House and spoke on the 2016 Bi Week Capitol Hill panel. In addition Eliot founded the Bisexual Women of Color Collaborative in the DC metro area. We are proud to have them on the board of BiNet USA