everyone experiences the intersection(s) of their gender and their sexuality in different ways, but i’ve seen little thought or attention given to how a biphobia affects bi non-binary people even within bi communities, despite the fact that non-binary erasure and binarism often occur hand-in-hand with biphobia.
in this video i give air to three (3) of my biggest frustrations or ‘pet-peeves’ regarding intersections of biphobia, non-binary erasure and binarism that i experience both within and outside of the LGBTQIA+ community.
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@ 01:00 ~ 1. insisting on defining bi(sexuality) as attraction to both / two genders
hint: some bi people define their bi identity in this way and that is entirely valid, however these definitions are no longer the most common ones among bi people for reasons.
@ 03:55 ~ 2. claiming that bi(sexuality) is inherently binarist
hint: stop using the existence of non-binary people as a means of trying to invalidate bi people, meanwhile throwing bi non-binary people under the bus.
@ 07:11 ~ 3. claiming that bi people have “straight passing privilege”
hint: having your identity erased, ignored or denied is not a privilege; stop using homophobia as a means of measuring privilege and oppression.
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there isn’t enough attention paid to or awareness of how biphobia uniquely affects bi non-binary people.
let’s change that.