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For Better or Worse “I Kissed a Girl” Was Part of My Bisexual Journey

Also being attracted to Katy Perry, but that's not the point...

There has been a lot of discussion and criticism over the song “Girls” by Rita Ora, Cardi B. and Charli XCX. Lesbian artist, Hayley Kiyoko, and queer artist, Kehlani, called out the song for lyrics that seem to imply that women need to drink wine in order to kiss girls.

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Why TV Is Becoming Our First Line of Defense Against Bisexual Erasure in Media

When I was working on my queer cinema piece yesterday, I asked my TMS colleagues to help me think of canon, queer-on-screen, bisexual characters in film. There was a lot of stuttering and stammering before we were able to start naming names, and then once we did, they were all in some way problematic. This is interesting, because when our focus turned to television, we had a much easier time. Can television be the thing that will save us all?

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Singer Halsey Speaks on the Feeling of Having to Validate Your Bisexuality

"I’m a young, bisexual woman, and I’ve spent a large part of my life trying to validate myself — to my friends, to my family, to myself — trying to prove that who I love and how I feel is not a phase; it’s not part of some confusion that’s going to change or could be manipulated."

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Janelle Monáe Causes Huge Spike in Searches for ‘Pansexual,’ Giving All Queerness a Visibility Boost

Today, as evidenced by popular search terms, we see that plenty of people are using Janelle Monáe's coming-out as a learning opportunity.

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Janelle Monáe Describes Herself as “a Queer Black Woman in America” & “Free-A$$ Motherf**Ker”

She has laid the foundation for all our other queer black sisters to know they can come forward. In their own time. Within their own space. And with their own voice.

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Abbi Jacobson Casually Confirms Bisexuality While Promoting New Netflix Film 6 Balloons

Queer women everywhere, rejoice!

Abbi Jacobson and Dave Franco have a new film out this weekend on Netflix called 6 Balloons, written and directed by Marja-Lewis Ryan, who just so happens to also be the showrunner for the upcoming L Word reboot. While both Jacobson and Franco are known for comedy, 6 Balloons is very definitely not that. However, when promoting the film, Jacobson confirmed something that will likely put smiles on a lot of people's faces.

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Janelle Monáe’s “Make Me Feel” Is the Perfect Bisexual Anthem We’ve Been Waiting For

"Make Me Feel" dropped yesterday, and as Teresa put it "Holy shit [...] 'Make Me Feel' is like a bisexual fever dream. I LOVE IT."

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Grown-ish Came in Strong Last Night on Bi-Phobia & Bisexual Double Standards

While Grown-ish is a pretty hilarious show, it also promised to tackle some of the issues facing young people today and last night it came through on its promise when it talked about bisexuality.

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Marlene Dietrich: The Bisexual, Anti-Fascist Face of Free Germany

Greta Garbo, and Monroe/Dietrich and DiMaggio

Today's Google Doodle is the iconic Marlene Dietrich honoring her on what would have been her 116th birthday. Dietrich was a German actress whose career spanned nearly eighty years, she was able to reinvent herself time and time again to keep up with and stay ahead of the trends.

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Issa Rae Is Working on Two New Shows, and They Both Sound Amazing

A drama starring a bisexual man and a "black Beverly Hills"

Rae is working on a half-hour comedy series starring a bisexual man and a drama about the "black Beverly Hills".

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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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