Bisexual Erasure, Part 1

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Why does the B in LGBT often get overlooked? Cristen and Caroline examine America's history of bisexual erasure and how bisexual people face prejudice from straight and gay communities alike.

Correction: In the podcast, we mistakenly state swimmer Tom Daley publicly came out as bisexual when he did not. Before explicitly stating he's gay, he merely went on record as being not-heterosexual.

Episode Sources:

"The Year in Bisexual Invisibility"

"The Scientific Quest to Prove Bisexuality Exists"

"Erasure of Bisexuality"

"What Is Biphobia?"

"No Bisexuals"

"Here's the One Simple Reason Why We Need More Openly Bisexual Characters on Television"

"Bisexuality on TV: It's Getting Better"

"It Ain't Easy Being Bisexual on TV"

"Bisexuality Is Really Not That Complicated"

"5 Ways That Bi Erasure Hurts More Than Just Bisexual People"

"Legitimate Bisexuality, Presumed Straightness, and Internalizing the Male Gaze"

"Exploring the Umbrella: Bisexuality and Fluidity"

Academic Insights:

"The epistemic contract of bisexual erasure." Kenji Yoshino. Stanford Law Review. Vol. 52, Iss. 2. Jan. 1, 2000.

"Playing with Butler and Foucault: Bisexuality and Queer Theory." April S. Callis. Journal of Bisexuality. Nov. 25, 2009.

"Female Bisexuality from Adolescence to Adulthood: Results from a 10-year Longitudinal Study." Lisa M. Diamond. Developmental Psychology. Vol. 44, No. 1. 2008.

Listen to Bisexual Erasure, Part 2 HERE.

Topics in this Podcast: lgbt, sexuality, stereotypes, bisexuality, pop culture, relationships