Why Bisexuality Awareness Week?
Why is there a Bisexual Awareness Week? The reasons are as infinite as the varieties of bisexual experience:
Because June Jordan said, “I am a cultural pluralist. And, as sexuality is a biological, psychological, and interpersonal factor of cultural experience, I am a sexual pluralist. What else could I be?”
Because we are many names and none. Pansexual, polysexual, omnisexual, non-monosexual, fluid, open, and [ … ].
Because I still take a deep breath before saying “we.”
Because of Orashia Edwards.
Because our desire doesn’t require imprimatur or notary or affidavit.
Because you can’t assume I queer like you queer.
Because she pulled me aside like she was making a confession: I’m attracted to men, too.
Because I have been pulled aside again. And again. And again.
Because she was scared of being femme and bisexual. We always knew you weren’t one of us.
Because of bisexual health disparities.
Because of Dr. Herukhuti. Because of Loraine Hutchins. Because of Julia Serano.
Because like gravity, bisexuality doesn’t require belief to be.
Because making the world safer for non-monosexuals makes the world better for everyone.