Bisexual Exposure Time: My Personal Favourite Archer Bi+ Pieces

It is Bisexual Visibility Day! referred to as enjoy Bisexuality Day, today is on a daily basis to commemorate and accept the beautiful bisexual+ people inside our LGBTQIA+ community.

It really is just about every day where we are able to celebrate all of our bi+ friends, give consideration to how we can crush biphobia and eagerly revolution that (aesthetically pleasing) bisexual banner. It is also a day where I, yet again, add a
bisexual illumination
package into my personal cart and

almost

order it. Because every selfie looks really much better with dark red and bluish lighting.

See this picture of me that inadvertently has extremely bisexual tints? Great. We promise you Really don’t hunt this hard in real life.

There were numerous great bi+ members who’ve authored for Archer Magazine through the years. Nowadays, to commemorate Bi Visibility time, I’m collating some of my favorite pieces talking about bisexual identities and experiences.

There have been

quite a few

brilliant pieces to match into one record, but here you will find an ode to Keira Knightley, bisexual misconception smashing, a celebration of a pull dive club in Korea, and so much more.

Pleased reading, and happy Bisexual exposure Day!

–
Dani Leever
, Deputy On Line Editor.



Queering Knightley: A bisexual’s thanks note

by Natalie Williams

Image: Disney

This part is among my absolute favourites. Written by “bisexual badass” and Archer volunteer Natalie Williams, it pays homage to Keira Knightley and her invest queer cannon. Queers tend to be obligated to find what resonates around within hetero pop society, Natalie’s ode to Keira is a perfect illustration of merely this.



Keira Knightley wasn’t merely a celebrity I experienced a crush on inside my puberty. She was a female whom gave me permission become my personal real self.”


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Becoming bisexual and mixed: Preserving society through a queer lens
by Madison Griffiths


Madison Griffiths is really an excellent author. This tender part on being bisexual and blended battle is tangible proof that. It speaks carefully of Madison’s grandmother, which men and women are often amazed to listen to is modern and supportive of queerness. Its a poetic portion which is a must-read.


“My grandmother frequently declares that the woman child’s decision to vote no is actually married—so to speak—to the whiteness she spent my youth about, the various men she’s got liked, the colonial influence on the woman thinking.”




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Remembering my personal Korean-Australian identity at a pull bar in Seoul
by Ellie Freeman


This is a recent piece that I really loved. It paints these a vibrant picture of a lively drag bar in Korea, where pull artists and patrons as well could loudly and with pride enjoy their unique queerness. An easy very top select.




Several years of pity, racism, and biphobia had said that I found myselfn’t suitable. Maybe not right sufficient, queer adequate, woman sufficient, Asian enough, Australian adequate. Away from those walls, we were sins and unlawful. But in that pull bar, we danced. We celebrated Korea, we celebrated queerness, and I also celebrated myself personally.

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Hetsplaining male bisexuality
by Josh Mckenzie


Not just did this piece introduce us to my personal now-favourite word ‘hetsplaining’, it will a brilliant job of examining the often-erased experience with male bisexuality. It talks to several scientific studies that have been finished with the intention of ‘proving’ male bisexuality, which Josh wonders about. Carry out they try to ‘prove’ heterosexuality as well? Tend to be personal experiences not enough?





This begs the question: why the aversion to male bisexuality? Will we present a threat to hegemonic maleness and therefore needs to be delegitimised?”


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Bad bisexual: Stereotypes, inexperience and trying to fit in
by Laura Franks


Laura talks to an overwhelmingly underwhelming very first intimate knowledge about a lady. She reflects on her conflicting emotions discovering her bisexuality, the stereotypes put on bi folks and requires practical question, “can it be insufficient to have intercourse with a great woman and jizz large?”


“You don’t just involve some gay intercourse and suddenly know very well what the bang is occurring.”

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Bi during the community eye: The erasure of bisexual ladies from celebrity biopic


by Cece Devlin


This portion really does an excellent job at exploring the nature of bi-erasure on community period. Looking at the biopics of Janis Joplin and Amy Winehouse, Cece argues that narratives of bisexual women are all too often made with a patriarchal framework in mind: by and for men.


“in particular situation associated with the bisexual girl celeb, her sexuality is overlaid with both misogynistic and heteronormative scripts that match the preferred collective narrative of Wild feamales in the limelight.”
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Life under shadow: Exploring bisexuality as an Arab-Australian by Omar Sakr


Omar Sakr’s words are often strong and poetic. If you haven’t currently, check out either of their
brilliant guides
. Omar is actually an authorship legend, and then we were happy to function this portion on checking out bisexuality as an Arab-Australian in
Archer Magazine number 5
. This part is compelling and unflinching – a wonderful study.


“One click later on, I became for the homosexual area, checking out an awfully written story about two dudes screwing, touching, enjoying. My personal erection throbbed.”

[this informative article is unpublished.]


Bi and great: Fighting stigma and prejudice around bisexuality


by Sally Goldner


That is an item from strong inside the archives. It is by the excellent Sally Goldner, a founding member of Transgender Victoria and variety of
a tv show on 3CR
all about pansexuality. It had been printed in
Archer Mag number 4
back in 2015, and really does a fantastic job of busting some all-too-common fables about bisexuality.


“Nearly all my personal bi friends have already been through a phase – it’s just perhaps not the one which individuals believe. They defined as gay/lesbian before they certainly were able to find from fact about becoming bi, overcome stigma and identify since their real selves.”
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Bisexual ladies and mental health: you really must be this queer to get in


by Ruby Mountford


Ruby Mountford is actually a professional bi icon (bicon) who’s written
great pieces
for people. This piece, in a fascinating and sincere way, explores the damaging stereotypes and erasure that bisexual ladies knowledge. It talks on psychological state outcomes for looking for bi women, while talking with the exclusionary tactics which can add.

“we beamed and nodded along, grasping the armrests of my seat and clenching my personal teeth.

You’re not queer enough,

We informed myself personally

.”


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Navigating thought and space as an impaired queer: Where perform some quiet queers go?
by Charlotte Sareño Raymond


This part really stuck me personally beside me for several days after I read it. It talks, in an unflinching and powerful means, to Charlotte’s experience navigating queerness and queer areas as a disabled bisexual person. They think about loss in space, recollections of their louder days, while challenging united states to think on how accessible the queer places are really. It really is a lovely article.


“If a forest falls inside the woods and there’s no body truth be told there to hear it will it nonetheless make an audio? If a loud and satisfied queer stops creating a whole lot sound perform people start considering they don’t shine thus brilliant?





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Dani Leever is actually a genderqueer nonfiction creator from Naarm. They’ve been posted in MTV, JUNKEE, Pedestrian.TV, SBS, Voiceworks, Scum Magazine plus. They’re the on line Deputy Editor at Archer mag. Outdoors writing, Dani does as a genderbending pull DJ called


DJ Gay Father.


They are exceptionally passionate about locating a tune to match the BPM of ‘Untouched’ by Veronicas.

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