The individuals quoted in the brand new York occasions article range from the brand new Lady that is first of York City. She ended up being a proud (and proudly labeled) Lesbian with a capital L, nevertheless now that she actually is hitched to Hizzonner teh Mayor, she says “Labels put people in bins, and the ones bins are shaped like coffins.” Because labeling as gay or lesbian means solidarity and community and support and alter and justice, but labeling as bisexual means. exactly what?
This means, as Nixon records, “Everybody loves to dump in the bisexuals.”
But I’m not sure the way I can become more clear here.
IT ISN’T THE LABEL THAT FOLKS HATE YOU FOR.
What exactly may be the nagging issue, whether or perhaps not it’s not the label?
It is not fitting to the containers. Maybe not fulfilling your assigned part. Being too queer. Refusing to toe the line that is proverbial. That is what they hate. And it also does not matter just what term you utilize, or no words at all, since they are nevertheless planning to hate you simply exactly the same.
Unless they are able to cause you to vanish. You and deny you the support of the community of fellow queer people (in general) and fellow bisexuals (in particular) unless they can erase. Because then the bastards win if they can get you to manage the trick of self-erasure, by telling you that “Labels are coffins unless of course the label is gay or lesbian,” or by convincing you that “Bisexual reinforces the gender binary and therefore people who use it are bad people” or by simply saying that “You should wait until you’re sure before you label. Continue reading “No, it’s just bisexuals that are likely to perhaps not utilize a label.”