Bi: Notes for a Bisexual Revolution
Life Isn’t Binary: On Being Both, Beyond, and In-Between book
AUTHOR: Corey E. Flanders (Editor)
This book focuses on the complexities of the bisexual umbrella–the phrase that is often used to describe a wide range of sexual identities, attractions, and behaviors that indicate attraction to more than one gender. As a consequence, the bisexual umbrella groups together a very heterogeneous group of people. The writers in this book each grapple with how the bisexual umbrella is applied to a variety of communities, people, and experiences, and discuss the benefits and costs of these applications.
Topics include exploration of the similarities and differences between two-spirit people and bisexuals, including how their health concerns overlap and diverge, detailing personal and empirical experiences of sexual fluidity, descriptions of how bisexual, pansexual, and queer people conceptualize sexual identity, and explorations of pansexuality.
Through these writings, the diversity underneath the bisexual umbrella is revealed.
This book was originally published as a Special Issue of the Journal of Bisexuality.
Table of Contents
Notes on Contributors
Introduction: Under the Bisexual Umbrella: Diversity of Identity and Experience, Corey E. Flanders
Chapter 1: Two-Spirit and Bisexual People: Different Umbrella, Same Rain, Margaret Robinson
Chapter 2: Home-o: Being at Home with Reflections on Hetero-Homosexual Identity, Joshua Nash
Chapter 3: Defining Bisexuality: Young Bisexual and Pansexual People’s Voices, Corey E. Flanders, Marianne E. LeBreton, Margaret RObinson, Jing Bian, and Jaime Alonso Caravaca-Morera
Chapter 4: What’s in a Name? Exploring Pansexuality Online, Christopher K. Belous and Melissa L. Bauman
Chapter 5: Perceptions of Individuals Who are Non-Monosexuals held by Graduate Students; A Q Methodological Study, Colton Brown, Diane Montgomery, and Tonya R. Hammer
Chapter 6: “It’s not Pans, It’s People”: Student and Teacher Perspectives on Bisexuality and Pansexuality, Alicia Anne Lapoint
Chapter 7: “Regardless of Their Gender”: Descriptions of Sexual Identity among Bisexual, Pansexual, and Queer Identified Individuals, M. Paz Galupo, Johanna L. Ramirez, and Lex Pulice-Farrow
Chapter 8: We’re Here and We’re Queer: Sexual Orientation and Sexual Fluidity Differences Between Bisexual and Queer Women, Ethan H. Hereish, Sabra L. Katz-Wise, and Julie Woulfe
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