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AUTHOR: Kate Harrad
PUBLISHER: Thorntree Press
DATE:  September 1st 2016
PAGES: 352
AWARDS: The Bookbag Non-fiction Book of the Month (Sept 2016)

DONATED BY: Liberty Hardy

Thanks to friend of the library Liberty Hardy for donating an ARC copy of Purple Prose to the Bi Pan Library collection.

Purple Prose: Bisexuality in Britain

by Kate Harrad

Purple Prose: Bisexuality in Britain is the first of its kind: a book written for and by bisexuals in the UK. This accessible collection of interviews, essays, poems and commentary explores topics such as definitions of bisexuality, intersections of bisexuality with other identities, stereotypes and biphobia, being bisexual at work, teenage bisexuality and bisexuality through the years, the media’s approach to bisexual celebrities, and fictional bisexual characters.

Filled with raw, honest, first-person accounts as well as comments from leading bisexual activists in the UK, this is the book you’ll buy for your friend who’s just come out to you as bi-curious, or for your parents who think your bisexuality is weird or a phase, or for yourself, because you know you’re bi but you don’t know where to go or what to do about it.

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


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