Still, he’s experienced the most biphobia in the gay community.
Before barbershops were cool and LGBTQ issues were being pushed forward, there was @rudysbarbershop.
Since ‘93, this Seattle-based hub has been a proponent for inclusion, helping all people – straight, gay, bi and in between – express themselves through hair.
This is true for all genders but men have a particularly difficult time. Girls have celebs such as Demi Lovato, Miley Cyrus, Cara Delevingne, and Angelina Jolie—and more.
Guys have almost zero A listers who identify as bi.
While he feels that living in New York City makes it easier for him to express himself, he still sees a stigma against bi men.
“Straight women who find out that I’m bi are weirded out,” he explains. It’s just who I am.”Dominic identifies as bisexual/queer, but feels labels can be limiting.
There’s even talk of “bisexual bulletin boards of America Online” where bisexual people can come together and support each other, both online and finally, in person in major cities such as San Francisco and Boston.
Now, you would think an article about sexuality in 1995 would feel decidedly old fashioned, but aside from “cyberspace” and “America Online” references, this could be written in 2017.
“The ‘I don’t like labels’ thing can come from a misunderstanding of what bisexuality is or an internalized biphobia,” he explains.
He points out that it’s rarely gay or straight people who say they don’t like labels.
It’s just not easy to quantify the amount of bisexual people in the U. It was only during the middle of the 20th century when famed sexologist, Alfred Kinsey, proposed that sexuality occurs on a continuum and that an “inestimable number of people sits somewhere between the two poles.” It was only updated in the 1970s by Fritz Klein who developed his own method called the Klein Grid, in describing a person’s sexual orientation.