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  • Lynnette 5:27 pm on August 31, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    There IS a “B” in There, You Know. I’m More Than “an Ally.” 

    Lynnette:

    Thank you. This is what we are talking about. Our concerns are real. Valid. And out treatment is damaging lives. Sometimes to the point we feel we have no options left. Thank you.

    Originally posted on the inadvertent feminist:

    bisexual1

    This town to which I recently returned, the shithole where I spent the first twenty-five years of my life, is a hotbed of ignorance and bigotry. I know, I know, I live in the south, blahblahwhatever. Even compared to the rest of the state, this town is about as bass-ackwards as you can get. Just a few current county demographics to help you out, and some anecdotal stuff from my younger years:

    • 92.8% white
    • per capita income: $16,109
    • 8 public elementary schools, 2 public middle schools, 1 high school, yet…
    • FOUR private christian schools, all administered by baptist churches
    • Completely dry county until 1984, when wine, beer, and liquor sales were finally allowed. “Liquor by the drink,” and beer/wine served in restaurants were not voted in until 2008.
    • City water wasn’t flouridated until 2004.
    • The book, “A Separate Peace” was challenged in a school board meeting, here, in 1996. (I…

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  • Lynnette 1:16 pm on August 10, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    New Work with TVTP 

    Originally posted on MainelyButch: Butch Lesbian Perspectives:

    I started working with a very interesting project in the last few days, the Transgender Violence Tracking Portal.  My job – to research murder and violent cases concerning *Trans victims.  It requires a lot of hunting down of information and reading, data entry and understanding why it’s important.  

    The purpose of the portal is to collect the maximum data possible for analysis and the to further our understanding and ability to work for changes to bring about justice.  Not only are these victims brutalized and often murdered, but they are defamed in the media reports and press releases.  Still in today’s world the media can be such a cruel place, often mis-gendering, misnaming and reporting with bias and hatred of their own.  *Trans related hate crime goes under-reported more than any other type of crime; why? Because of fear and because sometimes the authorities don’t care to do…

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  • Lynnette 7:48 pm on April 20, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    We have moved: http://www.thebicast.org/

     
  • Lynnette 1:44 am on April 15, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Quick wins for bisexual inclusion 

    Lynnette:

    Yes. Very helpful..

    Originally posted on biUK:

    For the purposes of this post, I’m going to assume that people do want to include bisexual people when they are talking about ‘LGB people’ or ‘LGB&T people’. I’m going to assume that when they fail to do so, it’s a slip-of-the-tongue, a habit that they want to change. So here are some suggestions for rewordings for common slips-of-the-tongue and the pen.

    Although I’m focussing specifically on bi inclusion here, I’ve tried to be trans*-inclusive within this focus, but would especially welcome corrections or additions to this. I’m not trying to cover ‘quick wins for trans* inclusion’ here, but I am trying to ensure that what I am suggesting about bi inclusion is not trans*-exclusive. And of course other suggestions and comments on anything here are very welcome. What have I missed? Do you agree? What other quick wins might there be?

    Don’t describe someone…

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  • Lynnette 8:39 pm on April 12, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Flotsam and Jetsam 

    Originally posted on Eponymous Fliponymous:

    This is a departure from what I usually write here. This is my most personal essay to date. This is me feeling about the loss of my home.

    Flotsam and Jetsam

    From Wikipedia: Flotsam is floating wreckage of a ship or its cargo. Jetsam is part of a ship, its equipment, or its cargo that is purposefully cast overboard or jettisoned to lighten the load in time of distress and that sinks or is washed ashore.

    It’s also the title of Chapter 9 of The Two Towers, and is both a reference to the junk floating around the ruins of Orthanc and an ironic self-deprecation by Merry and Pippin, who themselves are washing up on the shore of the tumultuous end of the Third Age.

    And it’s a pretty good description of my house right now. I’m sitting here surrounded by boxes and piles and plastic totes and papers and…

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  • Lynnette 3:18 am on April 5, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Hearts Not Parts Makes me Want to Puke 

    Lynnette:

    You go Aud

    Originally posted on Even Aud:

    AN: in this I use the term x-sexual. Though currently this rhetoric is disturbingly prevalent predominantly in  certain circles I chose to use “x” because the logic still stands and like an 1800’s masquerade attendee idiocy changes masks often but is the same underneath so for longevity sake I use x sexual. X stands for any number of sexualities and groups that at the time might be doing a certain behavior. There are no such thing as xsexuals in reality. It is a value place holder.

    ” I fall in love with people not genitals!” ” x-sexuality means you fall in love with a person not their genitals/gender” or my current fav ” xsexual means you love a person for who they are.In short true love”
    These are all examples of rhetoric I have seen on the web and heard in real life.
    I understand that this rhetoric started as…

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  • Lynnette 2:57 pm on April 4, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Inclusive v. Exclusive: or, Mincing Bisexual Part Two 

    Lynnette:

    As usual he articulate what I can’t. Lynnette

    Originally posted on Eponymous Fliponymous:

    I’m going to talk about the same thing here in a few different ways. I’ll pull the threads all together at the end. It’s not going to be unfamiliar to those of you who’ve been reading other articles here – if this is old hat to you, I present these as analogies and explanations you can use. If you disagree on my basic premise, perhaps these will convince you to look at your assumptions in a different way or at the very least spark some great conversations. And the analogies are just analogies – try not to get hung up on the specific details. (TL;DR version: inclusive is better than exclusive, and inclusive terms should not be redefined as exclusive. It is in our best interests as a community to agree on certain basics.)

    Thread One: So here we have a plant. It’s related to the nightshade, but it has…

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  • Lynnette 7:19 pm on March 24, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    No Longer at the Kids Table: Bisexuality A Useful Fiction, a Response 

    Lynnette:

    Yes…and thank you.

    Originally posted on Vega's Voice:

    It’s been a while since I posted and, as I’ve mentioned before it’s hard for me to blog and write a novel at the same time. That however is changing this month, starting with this post.

    I was searching for something to write about. Should I tackle life as an author with a day job? Nope. Covered that. Should I ramble about the dog? No, that’s what instagram is for. And then, a friend pointed me to an open letter written by the Bisexual Books blog on Tumblr. This blog, which covers the importance of bisexual themed literature, something which is near and dear to my heart, responded to a piece in Slate Magazine regarding Bisexual Culture. I read the letter. Then I read the piece. Then I came over here to voice my … shall we say … concerns … for this Dan Savage-esque boot to the throat…

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    • James Olson 1:08 am on March 27, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      My project is to help bring peace to the planet, step by step, by helping to foster a greater understanding of ourselves. To work toward this goal I wrote what turned into an award-winning book, The Whole-Brain Path to Peace. This is not a promo for the book. If you are interested in my research on sexuality, including my insights into bisexuality, it has since been expanded and can be found on my website for free. Hopefully you will be able to find something that might help you better understand yourself or a friend. http://thewholebrainpath.com/role.html

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    • Victoria Bond 2:23 pm on March 27, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      This is a wonderful response! So glad to read it and be touched by it.

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  • Lynnette 8:10 pm on March 2, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    BiThreads 01

    On The BiCast, we strive to be about, for and by our community. Recently, a great and simple question was posted to the BiNet USA group on Facebook. Many of these comments are what we speak among ourselves daily.

    The question to the group was:

    “What is the one thing that you wish the greater population understood about bisexuals.. or any other group identity you associate with”

    John and Lynnette read a few of the responses to a very good question…….

    BiThreads 01

     
    • Todd Berry 11:11 pm on March 2, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      I prefer to explain it this way: Most people were born with a filter that excludes one sex or gender or another. For str8 men, other men are excluded; for str8 women, other women are excluded; for gay men, women are excluded; for gay women, men are excluded. And of course there are all kinds of variations in this.

      But for me, apparently, I was not born with any kind of filter. I find myself emotionally and or sexually attracted to a person without considering their gender or sex. So it could literally be either or any combination thereof.

      I know this, tho–when I am committed to one person, my interest in the sex/gender opposite to that person seems to diminish dramatically. And I don’t cheat. It just never occurs to me.

      The great things about being bi that I have found include being able to understand both str8 and gay issues, and also being able to find fulfillment in more than one type of person, in terms of gender and sex.

      I truly feel blessed by God (I happen to be a believer) that he has made me bi!

      Thoughts/comments?

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      • Lynnette 3:14 pm on March 3, 2014 Permalink | Reply

        Very well put Todd. Thank you for your feedback. And I think that many experience the same thing when in a committed relationship. My interest in anyone but my partner is nominal. And cheating is out of the question. It does not even enter my mind, no matter how the relationship is, good or bad.

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    • Alan Bonney 6:19 am on March 4, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      Thank you Todd that is the perfect description and it mirrors a lot of my own experiences.

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  • Lynnette 5:20 pm on February 23, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

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