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EDITOR: Kate Harrad
PUBLISHER: Thorntree Press
DATE: 2018
PAGES: 344

Claiming the B in LGBT: Illuminating the Bisexual Narrative

edited by Kate Harrad

Even as the broader LGBT community enjoys political and societal advances in North America, the bisexual community still today contends with decades of misinformation stereotyping them as innately indecisive, self-loathing, and untrustworthy. Claiming the B in LGBT strives to give bisexuals a seat at the table. This guidebook to the history and future of the bisexual movement fuses a chronology of bisexual organizing with essays, poems, and articles detailing the lived experiences of bisexual activities struggling against a dominant culture driven by norms of monosexual attraction, compulsory monogamy, and inflexible notions of gender expression and identity. Kate Harrad’s anthology of a thriving identity yearning to realize itself provides a vision of bisexuality that is beyond gay and straight, rather than left to merely occupy the space between.

  • Foreward
  • Introduction
  • 1. The Basics
  • 2. Coming Out (and Staying In)
  • 3. Greedy, Confused, and Invisible: Bi Myths and Legends
  • 4. The Gender Agenda
  • 5. Bisexuality and Non-Monogamy
  • 6. Dating
  • 7. Bisexual and Disabled
  • 8. Bisexuals of Color
  • 9. Lesser-Spotted Attractions
  • 10. Bisexuals and Faith
  • 11. Bisexual through the Years: Life Experiences
  • 12. Bi in the Workplace
  • 13. Fictional Bisexuality: Reviews and Reflections
  • 14. Allies in the Bisexual Community
  • 15. Let’s Do Something About This: Getting Started in Bisexual Activism
  • Acknowledgements
  • Glossary
  • Further Reading
  • Notes
  • The Editors
  • Index


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