He frequently battles the stereotypes of bisexuality: That bisexual men are promiscuous.
That his relationships with men were just an adolescent phase. That he’s really a gay man trying to camouflage his orientation.”Funny, but undercutting.
Having my confidence crystallize due to exposure to bisexuality in popular culture made me want to speak out.
The story follows a young college grad’s tortuous love affair between his girlfriend and gay best friend.
It’s a novel, but looking into Michael Chabon’s biography, I assume it is largely a true story, if not the plot, the sentiments are definitely real.
And I’ve luckily come to a point where I’m not concerned if others aren’t convinced, because I am of the philosophical thought that your perception of something doesn’t change its identity.
In the same fashion that denying climate change won’t protect your beach house, denying my bisexuality won’t change who I am and who I am attracted to.
Even with the ample evidence provided by the internet it took me awhile to become solid and confident with an “on the spectrum” sexuality.
It took a serendipitous combination of a book, TV show, and movie I encountered in the span of two weeks to make me feel validated.Michael Chabon is openly bisexual, but is in a monogamous, heterosexual marriage with kids.I applaud him for asserting his bisexuality and denying it as some sort of phase.The thing is, bisexuals that end up in heterosexual relationships rarely project that they are bi, because it’s more convenient that way.As such, they drop out of the statistic in society’s perception. Hopefully my disclosure will help validate a sexuality largely subject to erasure. I’m here for you.___________To me, it makes perfect sense, but to others, it might be surprising to discover that bisexual males are the last “out of the closet.” This has a lot to do with the fact that there is almost no support system for them to turn to, and although the letter “B” gets a place in LGBT, it is all but ignored even by the notoriously accepting gay community.