Today is Bi Vis­i­bil­i­ty Day; the first since I came out ear­li­er this year. The announce­ment didn’t go well with close fam­i­ly, but that wasn’t a sur­prise 🙄 Unfor­tu­nate­ly, that’s not a unique expe­ri­ence. Bisex­u­al peo­ple are con­stant­ly mar­gin­al­ized and erased.

Many think bisex­u­al­i­ty is just a phase,” a pre­cur­sor to being gay or les­bian, or even worse, a sign that you’re slut­ty or into group sex. While some or all of these might be true with indi­vid­ual peo­ple, these broad gen­er­al­iza­tions are harm­ful and don’t rep­re­sent all bisexuals.

Whether you’re out or not, have a lot of expe­ri­ence or none, hap­py Bi Vis­i­bil­i­ty Day! You are valid. You are bi enough. You belong. You are loved.