Bisexual men exist! This is what bisexual men want us to know as the hashtag #BisexualMenExist trend on Twitter. They are neither confused nor greedy, they exist, they matter, and they are valid—these are just some of the messages that bisexuals and allies alike are tweeting. But why is it trending and why does it matter?
Apparently, Indian writer and blogger Vaneet Mehta’s encouraged the netizens to “drop a pic” and RT with the hashtag #BisexualMenExist in order to promote visibility and positivity. This happened after he read multiple biphobic tweets following an episode from Love Is Blind, a reality show in Netflix. Mehta tweeted that UK (it’s where he is from) is celebrating LGBT+ history month right now and that the negativity is killing him, and so, to counter these biphobic tweets, he enjoined everyone to “get some positivity out there.”
The biphobia towards Bi men recently has been so shit and honestly, in MY LGBT+ history month?! How dare! So I’m bring back #BisexualMenExist for some much needed positivity! Drop a pic below with the hashtag and RT this thread! Allies, also RT! I’ll start! 💖💜💙 pic.twitter.com/BYl1D2hzvV— Vaneet Mehta #20ThemTy 🌺 (@nintendomad888) February 24, 2020
Take a look at some of the responses to Mehta’s tweet below:
I'm co-editor of this anthology which holds the voices of 77 #bisexual men, age 20-77, who most definitely exist. Props to those who find the courage to come out & to live as out #bisexual men b/c there sure is a lot of #biphobia & ignorance out there.#bipride #BisexualMenExist pic.twitter.com/i7FmlIBwsv— Robyn Ochs (@robynochs) February 25, 2020
You're damned right #BisexualMenExist Glad to help represent this group, especially in the black community. #biphobia and #bierasure are real, but don't let them stop you from living out loud! https://t.co/C9kDdyqf77 pic.twitter.com/9w7eCVslWh— Terrence Dobbs (@terresaurus) February 25, 2020
#BisexualMenExist This thread has been extremely validating…got some happy tears wellin' up 😂 A bit late to the party, but I've been increasingly accepting my being bi/pan and nonbinary (he/they), so there's no better time to come out and let the world know! 😁 pic.twitter.com/c0AOXnozZc— Jeffrey McGeehan (@DuelBlade5) February 25, 2020
Great to see #BisexualMenExist trend! 14% of bi men are out to everyone in their lives compared to 59% of gay men. You almost inevitably have bi friends/family that you think are hetero or gay. consciously stop saying biphobic and bi erasing things – show them they can trust you. pic.twitter.com/sQv8i56LpX— Sali Owen 🌈🌹 (@SaliWho) February 25, 2020
But why is it so important to raise the voices of bi people and to celebrate bisexuality?
According to Human Rights Campaign (HRC), biphobia and bi erasure cause bisexual people to “suffer significantly higher rates of depression and anxiety, domestic violence, sexual assault and poverty than lesbians, gay men or straight cisgender (non-transgender) people.” HRC added, “Bisexuals also face major health disparities and poor healthcare outcomes from a lack of adequate preventative care. The HRC Foundation’s study of bisexual youth suggests that biphobia and sexual harassment start affecting bisexuals at a young age.” To learn more about bisexuality, click here.
Here at Adam4Adam, we have users who are bisexuals, trans, and straight curious and everyone is welcome! If you ever experience biphobic and transphobic bullying here on A4A, we encourage you to report your bullies to us. Simply click on the “report this user” button which you will find on the person’s profile and provide us with the details of the bullying incident so that we can investigate and take appropriate action. As we have told you in our no bullying policy article which we posted last year, we’ll either warn this person or suspend their account depending on the severity of their offense.
Have a wonderful week ahead, guys! Let’s spread peace and love.