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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Hosted by Kristin Russo , the co-founder of LGBTQ youth organization Everyone Is Gay, the series will launch with topics including transgender transitions on YouTube, bisexual erasure, queer fashion and coming out in sports, and will feature conversations with trans artist and YouTuber Skylar Kergil, author Vivek Shraya, fashion icons Nicolette Mason, Arabelle Sicardi and Rae Tutera, ESPN correspondent Kate Fagan, and others.
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.