Daniela Furtado

Dani is editor of South American bi website www.bisides.com

Do famous bisexuals owe it to us to be role models?

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“Anna Paquin’s speech on the Larry King Show made her an instant role model”

Representation matters. After all, we need people to inspire us, the same way straight guys have always had. We need to know that other people like us exist.

But besides just existing, should prominent bisexuals be worried about being our role models? If so, how should they do this? It’s not difficult to point out good role models – those bisexual people we love like Anna Paquin, whose speech on the Larry King Show made her a role model for all monogamic bi girls. But what about polyamorous ones? POC ones? Fat ones? Etc?

Members of the bi community often expect famous bi people to toe a certain line: never being promiscuous, never cheating, never talking about how their sexuality might have changed or evolved and devoting their lives to debunking biphobic myths.

Not only do… Continue reading

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