bisexual erasure


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bisexual erasure

A variation on the theme of being “closeted”, which refers to the tendency to ignore, remove, falsify or re-explain evidence of bisexuality in history, academia, the news media and other primary sources.
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Carter's reveal also sparked a different conversation surrounding bisexual erasure.
This edition builds upon the 2011 edition by actively being more inclusive, addressing some concerns of bisexual erasure and biphobia, and recognizing recent strides in LGBTQ+ rights, while also acknowledging that the fight is not over.
Some of the language used does reinforce the hetero/homosexual binary that could be interpreted as not only bisexual erasure, but failing to include others along a spectrum of sexual orientations and gender identities.
But I also don't want to hide or be part of bisexual erasure.
of bisexual erasure in the law, explaining that even a legal regime that
bisexual" can still be guilty of bisexual erasure if the
Bisexual Erasure (or "but I didn't choose to be gay") D.
160) According to Yoshino, there is a link between the immutability defence and what he calls the "epistemic contract of bisexual erasure.
While bisexual communities have worked to increase awareness of these challenges, their efforts are hampered by an epistemic contract of bisexual erasure, a contract built upon essentialist understandings of sexual orientation and upon the immutability defense, both of which are incorporated into contemporary jurisprudence on sexual-minority refugees.
In addition, Kenji Yoshino, a rising scholar, will propose his innovative theory of a bisexual erasure in the academic and public discourse.