Why bisexuals are being sidelined in the global campaign for L, G and T rights | Nichi Hodgson

We may not be subjected to the same kind of overt abuse that gay or trans people face – but we also experience prejudice from those communities ourselves • Nichi Hodgson is an author and sex and relationships broadcaster Switch-hitter, licker of both sides of the stamp, or even just downright “greedy”. When you’re bisexual you’re used to being defined by your presumed sexual treachery. Even the term bisexual, unlike gay or lesbian, has the sex act at its core: you can’t escape from the sense that our very presence on the streets is solely informed by our exploits between the sheets. Of course, the reality is that bis want emotionally honest love and relationships, friendship, satisfying work, and good physical and mental health like everyone else. But, as I have just found in Being Bisexual , a documentary I’ve made for the BBC World Service which airs today at 1.30pm, we are at risk of being seriously sidelined in the worldwide campaign for L, G and T rights. Related: Being bisexual is on the up – so how come people think I just can’t decide? Continue reading...