Saturday, August 20

Tag: bisexual erasure

The B Word
Opinion

The B Word

'Bi-erasure' is the reduction of bisexuality to merely a 'phase' or even denying its existence as a valid sexual orientation. It is an extremely harmful and increasingly prevalent ideology. Orbital spoke to Josephine Chick, President of LGBT+ at Royal Holloway who defined Bi-erasure as  "a behaviour that attempts to wipe out the experience of bisexual people for not fitting into the binaries of straight/gay". Now, a friendly reminder that there is nothing wrong with labelling yourself as bisexual, and then later realising that another sexual identity fits better! Sexuality is fluid and can change a little or completely as you grow as a person, much like any other aspect of a human’s identity. However, while for some people the time they identify as a bisexual may indeed be transition...