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September 23rd is Bi Visibility Day and we’ve compiled everything you need to know about the day as well as what your favourite celebs have said about identifying as bisexual.
Digital officer from Stonewall George Alabaster explained that Bi Visibility Day is so important because “bi people are often the forgotten part of the LGBT community.”
He said: “Our experiences are commonly assumed to be the same as lesbian and gay experiences, and our identities are frequently made invisible or dismissed as something that doesn’t exist, by people both inside and outside of this community.”
Happy bisexual visibility month to everyone who uses “bi” as one of their labels 💜 whether you’re loud and public with it, or whether it’s just something you quietly think about yourself: you’re welcome here.
Bi Visibility Day takes place on September 23rd each year.
Alabaster explained that the day is “an opportunity to celebrate diverse bi identities, raise the voices of bi people, and call for positive change.”
How can you get involved with Bi Visibility Day? Stonewall explains that everyone has a role to play when raising awareness of bi visibility.
Calling out biphobia and harmful stereotypes is something everyone can do, and increasing the representation of bi people is also very important.
When Halsey accepted the GLAAD award for Outstanding Musician in 2018 the singer told fans:
“I’m a young, bisexual woman, and I’ve spent a large part of my life trying to validate myself — to my friends, to my family, to myself — trying to prove that who I love and how I feel is not a phase; it’s not part of some confusion that’s going to change or could be manipulated.”
In 2017 the Twilight actress told The Guardian:
“You’re not confused if you’re bisexual. It’s not confusing at all. For me, it’s quite the opposite.”
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In 1995 the Green Day frontman told The Advocate: “I think I’ve always been bisexual. I mean, it’s something that I’ve always been interested in. I think people are born bisexual, and it’s just that our parents and society kind of veer us off into this feeling of ‘Oh, I can’t.’”
The Riverdale and Hustlers star came out on her Instagram story by sharing a message with fans which read:
“Although I’ve never announced it publicly before, I am a proud bisexual woman.”
Megan Fox first opened up about her sexuality in an interview with GQ back in 2008. She said:
“I just think that all humans are born with the ability to be attracted to both sexes. I mean, I could see myself in a relationship with a girl.”
Jason Mraz opened up to Billboard about his choice to identify his sexuality as “two-spirit.” He said:
“I’ve had experiences with men, even while I was dating the woman who became my wife. It was like, ‘Wow, does that mean I am gay?’ And my wife laid it out for me. She calls it ‘two spirit,’ which is what the Native Americans call someone who can love both man and woman. I really like that.”
Drew Barrymore came out as bisexual in 2003 during an interview with Contact Magazine. She said:
“Do I like women sexually? Yeah, I do. Totally. I have always considered myself bisexual. I love a woman’s body. I think a woman and a woman together are beautiful, just as a man and a woman together are beautiful.”
Alia told Out Magazine: “I was a tomboy growing up, and I remember my mom asking me when I was 10, ‘Are you attracted to boys or girls?’ I said ‘I don’t know.’ Now I consider myself bisexual, and I think balancing my male and female energies has been a big part of me growing as an actor.”
The Fifth Harmony singer came out as bisexual in a Billboard op-ed piece where she stated: “I am a bisexual Cuban-American woman and I am so proud of it.”
The American record producer Clive Davis came out as bisexual in his memoir “The Soundtrack Of My Life.” He said, “The adage is that you’re either straight or gay or lying, but that’s not my experience. To call me anything other than bisexual would be inaccurate.
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