pretty fly for a bi guy
My one friend jokes about me and he says “You got half a blue side, half a pink side. Which shirt are you wearing today?” I wouldn’t say it’s easier for us, I wouldn’t say it’s harder for us. To be honest, I don’t have that many gay or bisexual friends. Here in this college town especially, where it’s definitely more liberal and you see a little bit more sexual freedom and experimentation. Growing up and in college, I’ve met a lot of guys who are bisexual, you know, football players, athletes. Traveling in New York City and LA, you know, entertainment people who very much are bisexual. But that part is more of their secret part, that they may date a girl but then they have something on the side with a guy. My theory is, it’s easier because it’s not like you’re lying to yourself all the way when you’re dating a girl because you’re generally attracted to her. It’s not like that gender turns you off. I would say it’s difficult in the sense that you do feel society telling you it’s gotta be one thing or the other. That’s kind of the hardest part right now, is saying you have to pick one.
—Ryan Buell, the 29-year-old newly out bisexual host of A&E’s Paranormal State, thinks it’s still hard for bi dudes to get, uh, by [via]
To claim that bisexuals have NO “Heterosexual Priviledge”, is as ludicrous as claiming racism doesn’t exist!
Bisexuals have a CHOICE that gays and lesbians DON’T HAVE. They CAN conform to the prevailing social norms, if they CHOOSE too, or HAVE too, with little effort. (Who has it easier living under Sharia law in an Islamic country, a bisexual man who can CHOOSE to conform, or a gay man who is FORCED to pretend too, under penalty of death?)
And in our own society, bisexual men have often colluded with our enemies against us (Sen. Larry Craig, Bish. Eddie Long, Rev. Ted Haggard, Rep. Robert Bauman, to name a few).
No doubt many of the SUCCESSFUL “Ex-Gays”, are infact bisexuals. Who’ve allowed themselves to be USED by the Christian Right to PROVE of their assertion that homosexuality is a “Choice”! (And these Bi’s may infact believe it, because for them IT WAS A CHOICE!).
I DO believe bisexuals exist. But I also believe they are as likely to be our friends, as our ENEMIES, based solely on what is most EXPEDIENT for them at any given time!