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Busting Harmful Myths About Bisexuality

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September 23 is the 20th annual Celebrate Bisexuality Day, also referred to as Bi+ Visibility Day. The original goal for today was to step away from activism and going on the offensive—proving that we exist or begging for inclusion—and simply feeling celebrated. In spite of this, we keep using today to educate because so many myths about bi+ folks persist. And we internalize them. Only 28% of bisexual folks are out to their loved ones compared to 71% of lesbians and 78% of gay men. Very few of us feel like we belong within the LGBTQ+ community. And so, part of celebrating bisexuality involves liberating ourselves from stereotypes, assumptions, and disempowering narratives. …

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