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The Bisexual Awareness day is celebrated on September 23 every year.

What is Bisexuality

Bisexuality is used to refer to describe a person who is attracted to more than one gender. The attraction can be sexual, emotional or romantic. Bisexuality is a spectrum and people who identify as Bisexual experience different degrees of Bisexuality. “Bi” people are represented as the third alphabet in the popular acronym LGBTQ+ 

Why is Bi sexual Awareness Day important

There are myths around the “Bi” people that it is considered a passing “phase”. They are often confused with Gays, Lesbians or even Straight and hence are invisibilised. Sometimes they are accused to be using the “Bi” to avoid committing themselves to a monogamous relationship.

The Bisexual Celebration day was started in 1990. As allies, we need to celebrate, show our solidarity and express that they are as much a part of the world as any other individual.

Busting Myths about Bisexual

Myth: Bisexual people are often accused of being confused

Fact: Being attracted to more than one or even all genders is totally valid. Hey, it means that they can find lots of people cute!

Myth : Bisexual people are “half gay” or “half straight”.

Fact : They are wholly, totally, entirely themself!

Myth: Bisexual people will eventually “grow out of ” their sexuality, or that they’re just experimenting in their youth before settling down.

Fact: Everyone can change how they identify throughout their lives, but some people don’t at all.

Fact: Bisexual People are likely to cheat on them.

Myth: Cheating has everything to do with ethics and nothing to do with sexual orientation.

Myth: Women are more naturally inclined to identifying as bisexual.

Fact: Rather, there is lack of bisexual men who are open about their sexuality is due to the stigma attached to it.

Myth: Bisexual person is only attracted to two genders, it simply means that a person isn’t only attracted to the opposite gender.

Fact: Bisexuals may be attracted to cis people, non-binary, gender non-conforming, and trans folks as well. People also use the term ‘bi+’ to indicate that they’re attracted to more than just two genders.

Myth Bisexual people like women and men equally

Fact: Bisexuality is a spectrum. Some bisexual people have a strong gender preference, whilst others are more fluid with their preference.

The journey to becoming an Ally starts with discerning myths from facts.

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