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Rosa Diaz: The Bisexual Avenger

Somedays I'm really jealous of the youth for getting to have the representation that I did not get to have as a child.

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The Complex Queerness of Nola Darling in Netflix’s She’s Gotta Have It

It has been refreshing seeing the show tackle issue like street harassment, gentrification and explore alternative sexual/romantic relationships. Insecure tackled it this season with Molly and her childhood friend turned bae, Dro. Yet, when I watched the trailer for the series the aspect of Nola's character I was most interested in was the part where she calls herself a "polyamorous pansexual." How would this series tackle Nola as a queer black woman? Well, let's discuss.

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The Importance of Jane the Virgin‘s Bisexual Character Reveal

First of all, if you haven't been watching Jane the Virgin, you're in luck, because Netflix has the first three seasons up, so you can scoot over there. Jane has never strayed away dealing with complicated issues from abortion, mental health, illegal/legal immigration, and the general hardships of being a young mother. In the most recent episode of Jane, they revealed a male bisexual character and had a very nuanced conversation about it.

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UPDATE: Twitter Apparently Blocked Photo Searches for #Bisexual, So I Guess We’re All Vampires Now

You cannot capture our likeness

In a move that makes bi erasure ridiculously literal, the #bisexual tag is apparently blocked from Twitter Photos search in multiple countries.

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Tessa Thompson Fought for a Scene That Confirmed Valkyrie’s Bisexuality in Thor: Ragnarok – And Then It Got Cut

Because of course

Though Tessa Thompson "convinced [Taika] Waititi to shoot a glimpse of a woman walking out of Valkyrie's bedroom," the scene was eventually cut, because of course it was.

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Things We Saw Today: Thor’s Tessa Thompson Says That Valkyrie is Bisexual

"And yes, she cares very little about what men think of her."

File this under the best news we've heard in a long, long time.

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Things We Saw Today: It’s Bisexual Visibility Day!

While LGBT History Month isn't until October, September 23 is Celebrate Bisexuality Day/Bi Visibility Day. Check out the #BiVisibilityDay tag for some A+ jokes, celebratory selfies, and knowledge dropping.

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Petition for Warner Bros. to Acknowledge Wonder Woman’s Bisexuality Nails Why It’s So Important

The idea of Wonder Woman not being heterosexual is not new, especially in recent years, with writer Greg Rucka confirming 100% that the Amazons of Themyscira have same sex relationships in the comics, but it's also not something Warner Bros. allowed her theatrical debut to really get into. That's not exactly surprising, but that doesn't make it less disappointing, and fans are trying to get something done about it.

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Billie Piper Thinks Doctor Who‘s Rose Would Totally Be In Love With the 13th Doctor

The advent of Doctor Who's thirteenth Doctor, the first female Doctor in the show's history, has Whovians wondering what, if anything, will change now that the Doctor will be played by Broadchurch's Jodie Whittaker. Of course, this also extends to the Doctor's love life which, for better or worse, became a huge focus of the show from the time of the 2005 series revival. It all started with a companion named Rose.

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The Bi Eye: Male Gaze, Female Gaze, or Something In Between

Positive portrayals of bisexuality in film can go a long way towards helping fight bisexual erasure and encouraging bisexuals to become more comfortable with their identities and, potentially, become more comfortable claiming space in society. But do those positive portrayals in film currently exist? For bisexual women, the answer is a big hell yeah.

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Yet Another Media Outlet Is Shocked—SHOCKED—to Learn Bisexuality Exists

Sigh. Do we really have to have this conversation? Again?

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I’m Cautiously Optimistic About Riverdale Adding Bisexual Character Toni Topaz

Riverdale executive producer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa confirmed recently that season two of the CW series will introduce Archie Comics character Toni Topaz, a pink-haired "disrupter" who "famously has as large an appetite for hamburgers as Jughead Jones."

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Why I’ll Be Holding onto These Five Nuanced and Inspiring Bisexual Characters for Dear Life This Pride

It's Pride Month, everyone! And it's a particularly exciting one for me as *drumroll* it's the first one I'll be celebrating as an out bisexual. There's something weird about coming out later in your life. There's a lot more to wrap your head around as there's stuff that you were trained not to really pay attention to before. Like, for example, representation of your actual sexuality on television.

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Cover Reveal: Reign of the Fallen Makes the Case for Greater Bi Visibility in Fiction

Reign of the Fallen is an upcoming fantasy series about a skilled necromancer who must come face-to-face with an enemy that turned her magic into a weapon.

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Did Heather Matarazzo’s Below Her Mouth Twitter Thread Discount the Experiences of Bisexual Women?

Below Her Mouth is a Canadian film making its U.S. debut this weekend. It's a story about queer women told by a queer, female director that boasts an all-female crew and creative team. Sounds pretty cool, right? Well, having all these elements in place doesn't necessarily guarantee quality representation, or even representation that's creative. For actress Heather Matarazzo, the film's entire premise is severely lacking, as are the imaginations of many queer filmmakers.

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Things We Saw Today: You Can Stop Wondering Now, This Is What the Cast of Daria Is Up to Today

Co-creator and character designer Susie Lewis is giving an update on what those beloved characters are up today.

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Greg Rucka Confirms Wonder Woman Is Queer and “Themyscira Is a Queer Culture” in New Interview

This probably isn't a surprise to very many Wonder Woman fans. Comics readers have been looking at her books through an LGBTQIA lens forever, and in her current Rebirth title, her queerness has been pointedly hinted at. Today, however, Wonder Woman's current writer, Greg Rucka, has confirmed in a new interview that yes, Diana of Themyscira is canonically queer.

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Things We Saw Today: Regina Spektor Covers The Beatles For the Kubo and the Two Strings Soundtrack

The animated film Kubo and the Two Strings from LAIKA doesn't come out until next week, but you may have already heard this awesome cut off the soundtrack, which was released August 5th. If you haven't, this cover of The Beatles classic "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" by Regina Spektor is lovely. If you have heard it, this is the recently-released official video. Let this mellow track ease you into your weekend.

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Evan Rachel Wood Talks Biphobia and Hollywood’s Pay Disparity

In a candid interview with Motto, Evan Rachel Wood discussed working with Ellen Page in Into the Forest, the importance of sharing stories in the LGBT community, biphobia, pay disparity, and representation.

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Media Response to Amber Heard’s Allegations of Abuse Reveals Staggering Biphobia

Last week, Amber Heard filed for divorce from Johnny Depp. On Friday, the news broke that Heard had also filed a restraining order against her soon-to-be-ex-husband, alleging domestic abuse. Outlets like The Daily Mail and The Sun wasted no time reporting on the case, and Heard's allegations also received play in mainstream media outlets that don't always focus so intensely on celebrity news.

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