Bisexuality is not a phase

Dear Steven Moffat Whilst I appreciate your continued dedication to keeping one of my favourite television shows in its rightful place on BBC1 in the prime time Saturday night slot, there is something we really need to have words about. Two words, actually: a phase. To have a female character refer to an ex-girlfriend as... Continue Reading →

Identity, labels and belonging

A couple of things happened to me on Twitter (where else?) today that got me thinking. When I was younger, I knew that I liked girls but never realised that I liked them enough to be labelled bi. I thought there was some kind of rule that meant you weren't bi unless you'd been in... Continue Reading →

On bisexuality…

Although I've written about coming out as bisexual for BitchBuzz before, it's not a subject I've covered on Rarely Wears Lipstick much so I thought I'd better fix that today. Although you might think it's a label that you understand if you're not bi, it's actually far more complicated than you might think. It took... Continue Reading →

It Gets Better

Recently I stumbled across a video of Glee's Chris Colfer telling LGBT kids that 'it gets better'. I can't remember how I found the link, but I soon discovered that this was part of a wider campaign. The It Gets Better project, aims to reassure bullied lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans teenagers that they are... Continue Reading →

Feminism Friday: Trans Media Watch

On Monday I went to a fascinating talk by Juliet Jacques, as part of LGBT History Month. Although the mainstream media are now far better at discussing the L and G, B still gets very little coverage and T... well, T is still so very misunderstood. Even though it's now 2012! Because of this, Juliet... Continue Reading →

Misgendering

On Monday we discovered that there was a new World Scrabble Champion. I thought it was odd that the winner of a board-game championship was deemed newsworthy until I saw the accompanying photo of Mikki Nicholson in her bright pink outfit... and then read the terrible article that accompanied it in most news sources. If... Continue Reading →

No, we don’t have to pick a side!

A while ago, I found a fascinating Twitter user called Bi Visibility who says that, "Twitter is full of both misunderstanding and celebration of bisexuality. I share both". Up until this point, I had never really revealed or discussed my orientation with anyone other than those who would understand, or at least not judge me,... Continue Reading →

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