Aug 26, 2011
joined My Stranger Face
Aug 26, 2011
commented on Bisexuals
I think Dan Savage has it right with this article. I think the idea of bisexuals coming out of the closet would make us seem less obscure, and therefore more accepted by the gay & straight communities. I don't know about you guys, but I've had more problems with being accepted by the GAY community, personally. If we were more of a presence, the whole concept of bisexuality couldn't be ignored, demonized, not believed to be real, etc. And, if you don't want to come out of the closet and/or don't think it's necessary, hey...that's your prerogative , of course....just don't bitch about not being accepted. Same concept as.....if you don't vote, don't bitch about the government.
As far as Dan Savage's stating he's more likely to believe a 36-year-old bi-identified person than a 16-year-old boy....well...c'mon....so would most people. I've been neck-deep in the gay community since I was 12-years-old and EVERY single one of my male gay friends said they were bisexual before coming out as gay. Is it a generalization? Yes. Are there ACTUAL 16-year-old boys who are bisexual? Sure. But generalizations are in place because they're commonplace occurrences; and every single one of us ushers a generalization right along at some point or another, no matter HOW PC people (especially in the great white Pacific Northwest) try to pretend they are.
In summary, Dan Savage...you did it right.