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.
Yoshino (2000) goes on to introduce the concept of an 'epistemic contract' relating to bisexual erasure that monosexuals, knowingly or unknowingly, hold investment in, which has come about as the result of bisexuality's ability to destabilize monosexual identities and behaviour, and threaten the social norm of monogamy.
Despite Yoshino's efforts to illuminate the issues associated with bisexual erasure, in 2005 a study was published that gained widespread attention and threatened to erase bisexuality from the consciousness of Western culture by apparently providing, once and for all, 'scientific evidence' that bisexuality did not exist, at least not in males (Carey, 2005; Rieger, Chivers, & Bailey, 2005).
Carter's reveal also sparked a different conversation surrounding bisexual erasure. Several users tweeted about the issue, which is when bisexuality, in general, is questioned or denied outright - which some argued happens in the LGBTQ community and society as a whole.
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.