I'm trying to get some stickers made in time for Folsom Street Fair, which basically means I need to send 'em out today.
Obviously, the graphic will be a big ole' cookie...but what about the slogan?
Cast your vote here, but do it soon - I'm laying out the cookie as you read this! You can also vote, of course for "no slogan, just the URL will do fine," but I thought people should have a chance to be clever.
i am so sick and tired of the way bisexual people are treated. my boyfriend and i are both bi and have had to deal with a lot of crap from people. my dad (who doesn't like him to begin with) made a comment at my BIRTHDAY DINNER last month something to the effect of 'you can never 100% trust somebody. for example, how do you know he's not out enticing little boys?'. i would have hoped, that for an educated man like my father, he would not still harbor the belief that all gay/bisexual men are pedophiles. not to mention my family asking me from time to time 'what if he leaves you for a man?'. if he does, it's no different than him leaving me for a girl. just because he is bisexual does not mean that he is only half as interested in me! that is a common misconception that i have heard from the gay and straight circles. needless to say, i haven't come out to my family.
but this rant isn't entirely about my family. in my senior year high school, for some weird reason, there was a huge explosion in the number of bisexual girls. these girls were 'bi' because it was trendy for two girls to kiss, especially if they were drunk at a party with guys around, but some reason couldn't seem to enjoy sex when they were with a lesbian! as a result the people who were really bisexual (like me) weren't taken nearly as seriously. i waited until i was out of high school to tell my friends (who had already known and were just waiting for me to say something). i have dealt with people from both sides saying things like 'all bi people (especially women) are greedy/promisuous/bi only when they are drunk'. yes, this may be true for some, but not all. i know bisexual virgins who plan on being virgins until they are married. sex does not define bisexuality! there are slutty people on all ends of the spectrum, but because bisexual people have a huge potential window of sexual partners, we get called names first.
then there's the 'oh, you're just confused. you're really straight/gay, you just don't know it yet'. this is like saying that bisexuality is not real. that it is just a stopping point in sexuality. well listen up! i am not confused about anything! i like the cock. i like the pussy. that's ALL there is to it. sure, it's okay for people who are just discovering thier sexuality to idenfity as bi for a while until they get used to the idea of being gay, but that is not the case for all of us or even most of us! to say these things makes sexuality sound so rigid...it's not either one way or the other! labels are so unnecessary, but all we want to do is pin labels on other people so we can feel a little bit more secure about ourselves...bisexuality by defination is label, but it's just not 'good enough' for some people.
AND A MESSAGE TO THE WORLD. PLEASE STOP BLAMING BISEXUAL MEN FOR SPREADING AIDS TO THE HETERO COMMUNITY. AIDS NEVER IS AND NEVER WAS A 'GAY DISEASE', AND A STRAIGHT PERSON WAS BOUND TO BECOME INFECTED. TO SCAPEGOAT AN ENITRE GROUP OF PEOPLE IS RIDICULOUS AND INHERENTLY WRONG.
i'm probably going to get flamed for this post and i don't care. but if this rant makes gay/straight people treat bisexual people a little better, it was worth it.