New York

“Self And Others”: Bi Artist Patricia Silva Discusses Her Latest Short

photo-originalPatricia Silva’s short Self and Others is set to be shown at queer experimental film festival, MIX NYC, which runs from 10th to 15th November in (you guessed it) New York. The film is about female sexual fluidity and uses only use clips of bi+ characters or BY bi+ characters.

BISCUIT: What inspired you to make a film on this topic?
Patricia: Now that Queer Studies is becoming an institutionalized movement in the Western academy, we need to be far more specific and demanding of who and how that term is serving. Bisexuality has required a very different codification of how we relate, different from how lesbians and gays read each other, which of course becomes the dominant queer language at the core of what people now study as queer. That, and other experiences, provided momentum for me to give visual form to the cultures of sexual fluidity… Continue reading

New York Pride: A View From The Parade from a Christian Bisexual

P1100448The Rev. Francesca Bongiorno Fortunato gives us the a personal account of the Bi Contingent at NYC Pride 2015.

We had 125 people marching with the Bi Contingent this year – our largest Bi presence ever at NYC Pride March. There were about half a dozen extra-large Bi Pride flags as well as a couple of Trans Pride flags. Marchers with our group included elder statesmen and women of the American Bisexual Pride movement (notably Larry Nelson, long-time Partner of the late “Mother of Pride,” Brenda Howard) as well as newly-out Bi folk and first time marchers. We even had a Bi mother and daughter marching together and (on the truly young end of the age spectrum) one approximately year-old baby! (I can’t say whether the baby was Bi, but his moms were, and one of them handed him to me so she could free her hands for a… Continue reading