Sunday, August 24, 2008

From Daily Kos: WGLB-TV Presents Bisexuality, the Media, and the Myths

This is a fantastic piece!

WGLB-TV Presents: Bisexuality, the Media, and the Myths
by GLBT and Friends at Daily Kos
Fri Aug 22, 2008 at 07:37:21 AM PDT

When tnichlsn first asked me to write an article for WGLB-TV, I considered a wide variety of topics, but had a difficult time deciding on a single issue. Since I'm in the unusual situation of being a bisexual woman who is married to a bisexual man, I decided to ask my husband his opinion. Two heads are better than one, after all. (I'll give you a minute to get your minds out of the gutter.) He said, "How about an article about why the media portrays bisexuals as serial killers?" At first, his response made me laugh, but then I thought about Basic Instinct, and Black Widow, and Nip/Tuck and Oz. Add non-serial killer (but just as disturbing) images like Tila Tequila and I realized that there are many myths out there—often perpetuated in the media—that distort opinions about bisexuals in both the straight and gay/lesbian community.

So let's explore together (and with my apologies to David Letterman):

The Top Ten Myths About Bisexuality!

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