Bisexuality Deserves Attention Too

by Marisa Riley
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Bisexuality, one of the less recognized and often criticized (see: biphobia) orientations under the LGBT umbrella, got a much-needed spotlight last week! The Advocate reports that the GLBT History Museum in San Francisco is dedicating their latest exhibit to bisexuality and the orientation's somewhat unknown history with "Biconic Flashpoints: 4 Decades of Bay Area Bisexual Politics."

The exhibit, which opened last Thursday, will feature “never-before-seen” artifacts, videos, and photos, provided by bisexual activists and archives. Also, courtesy of a partnership between GLBT History Museum and local GLBT leaders, the exhibit will focus on politics history and culture behind bisexuality.

Though the exhibit is focusing on political history in the Bay Area, it’s still a huge step as far as bisexual awareness goes. The sexual orientation and those who identify with it have often fallen under the radar in the past, or even received flack for it. Luckily, bisexual activists and celebrities like Evan Rachel Wood (she has all the bi-wisdom you could ever hope for) are speaking up in its defense.

If you do happen to be in the Bay Area this month, make a trip to the GLBT History Museum for a little bi-history. For everyone else, check out BiNet USA's timeline to see how bisexual awareness has changed over the last 50+ years. (Seriously, do it. You'll wish you'd written a thesis about the subject when you had a chance.) Or just celebrate Bisexual Awareness day on September 23rd!