A piece of physical media is welcome in the Bi/Pan Library collection if it meets any of the following criteria:
- Fiction that A) features a main character or a significant secondary character who is canonically attracted to multiple genders, regardless of the identity of the author, or B) features a questioning main character, if one possibility they consider is bi/pan/fluid identity, and the narrative ends without a clear resolution to their questioning.
- Nonfiction that A) covers bi/pan/fluid issues specifically, regardless of the identity of the author, B) is written by authors who self-identify as attracted to multiple genders, regardless of topic, C) is written by or about public figures who are consensually & clearly “out” as attracted to multiple genders, or D) is written by or about deceased historical & public figures whose identity remains unconfirmed, if there is evidence-based speculation that the person was attracted to multiple genders (more info on historical figures here.)
- Movies & TV shows which A) feature a main character or significant secondary character is portrayed as attracted to more than one gender, or B) feature a questioning main character, if one possibility they consider is bi/pan/fluid identity, and the narrative ends without a clear resolution to their questioning, or a resolution that is left open to interpretation.
- Periodicals specifically focused on bi/pan/fluid issues, and some single issues of other periodicals that contain a significant feature about bisexuality/pansexuality/fluidity.
- Zines focused on bi/pan/fluid issues.
The library is especially interested in collecting media by bi+ people of color, disabled bi+ people, trans / nonbinary / Two-Spirit bi+ people, intersex bi+ people, and asexual / aromantic bi+ people.
Media’s inclusion in the collection is not an endorsement of the material’s content, or an endorsement of the actions taken / views expressed by the creator. The Bi Pan Library does not vet material for “good representation”. You can read more about this policy in our FAQ.