Think about anyone who has come out as bisexual in the media. Megan Fox, Billie Joe Armstrong, Margaret Cho, Anna Paquin, Megan Mullally, David Bowie, Angelina Jolie.
Their sexuality is usually glossed over — often times, the media decides the person is either gay or straight, depending the relationship they are currently in or the relationship they get into in the future. If a man comes out as bisexual and in the future gets into a relationship with another man, people generally define him as homosexual (such as Alan Cumming). It’s important to note both homosexual and heterosexual people are monosexual and only attracted to one gender. In saying someone is straight or gay based on who they are currently with totally negates an individual’s identity.
Several people throughout have been classified as monosexual, despite identifying as bi. Marlon Brando himself was bisexual and he’s well-known as a “manly” man, it’s no surprise that people would want to erase his sexuality to fit their perception of him. Anne Frank was also bisexual; she wrote about having a love for girls and wanting a girl to date in her diaries. Angelina Jolie is one of the most well-known bisexuals and she still gets marked under a monosexual title because of her long term relationship with Brad Pitt. Yet, in doing this, people are neglecting her identity.
Seriously, in the modern world Bisexuals don’t even exist and it’s dismissed as just a “phase of being indecisive” or “greedy” and it’s insulting as fuck.
The really insulting part is that when it IS acknowledged as an actual preference, it usually falls into two categories - if its a woman, its used as fanservice for the men in the audience, rather than as a personality trait. They couldnt give less of a shit about her as a character, they just like the idea of two attractive women hooking up with the added bonus of them thinking they can get in on that as well. Which of course is just adding to the stereotype that bisexuals are insatiable horndogs. Now, if its a MAN who is shown as bisexual, which does happen on occasion, two things might happen. It will be played for comedy, showing the guy as a drooling sex addict who will hump anything that stands still for too long, think “The Todd” in Scrubs, or he will be portrayed as a depraved pervert. This happens even in purportedly LGBT friendly media, since there is a good deal of biphobia in the gay rights community. Bisexuals are often outcasts among outcasts, shunned by people who should know better.
Or they literally just say it doesn’t exist like they did in “Glee” because guess what, some people are fucking liars about being as open-minded as they actually are.
Seriously out of all the fucking groups to get shit from, this is fucking insulting to both people like me and to people like themselves. Thanks for being the same assholes that told you being gay was a choice, fuckheads.
Unsurprisingly, victims of harassment are not necessarily all that nice either. I’ve seen some gay people resnt bisexuals because they think theyre “cheating” and not comitting to the scene properly, because apparently, having an alternative sexuality now requires you to pass an iniation test about who is being opressed the most. The logic seems to be that since bisexuals technically have the option of only dating the opposite gender, they’re not “real” LGBT and dont deserve the same considerations.