Even in LGBTQ populations, overt biphobia is normalized.

A week or so ago in a very large Facebook support group that I help manage, a woman posted a question.

She wanted to know if it’s biphobic for for a lesbian to choose not to date a woman because that woman sometimes also dates men.

My response was that such a choice would be biphobic by definition. While quite a few people agreed with me, a large minority disagreed very loudly and emotionally.

They pushed the argument that discriminating based on sexual orientation is a personal choice and can be perfectly okay.

Underlying all the arguments was the mostly unstated assumption that a bisexual person cannot be faithful.

And this in a group that mostly consistd of people who consider themselves to be progressive and woke.

Go figure.

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Writer. Runner. Marine. Airman. Former LGBTQ and HIV activist. Former ActUpNY and Queer Nation. Polyglot. Middle-aged, uppity faggot. jamesfinnwrites@gmail.com

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