Sorry, I haven’t been around but I am trying to post more often in the coming months. So as a icebreaker I am posting a Huff Post Live segment on why are people still trying to prove bisexuality exists and other topics. Hope it is interesting.
Later on I will post a collection of articles for your pleasure including the New York Times article that they talk about will be linked.
The Happy Sad (2013)
[IMDB] Two young couples in New York-one black and gay, one white and heterosexual-find their lives intertwined as they create new relationship norms, explore sexual identity, and redefine monogamy.
Free Fall/Freier Fall (2013)
[IMDB] A promising career with the police, a baby on the way — Marc’s life seems to be right on track. Then he meets fellow policeman Kay and during their regular jogs Marc experiences a never-before-felt sense of ease and effortlessness — and what it means to fall in love with another man. Torn between his family and his new feelings for Kay, Marc sees his world careening more and more out of control. Suddenly, his life is in free fall and Marc realizes that try as he may, he can’t make everyone happy. Least of all, himself.
13 or So Minutes
13 or So Minutes is in real time for this minifilm Carlos Salas and Nick Soper star in this short film about two guys who act on the fact that they are incredibly attracted to one another. In the aftermath, one of them seems to have second thoughts.
I’m usually looking for visual bi and poly media knowing that can effect people with a greater range but I wished I could go to the awards show because reading, finding a reflection of yourself even a little in print that was designated for you and not looking in straight, gay or lesbian media to differentiate the bisexual content out and be happy with what you get is amazing but the fact a bunch of people decided wanting to try to collate this effort is great. If there is a second year, I’ll be there. Red Checks are the winners.
To be honest, this should of happened a while ago. Noticing that LGBT book awards barely acknowledge bisexual content in books. For example, The Lammys in my prior post has only one category down from two.
The Bi Writers Association had its inaugural Bisexual Book Awards this past Sunday on June 2nd in New York City.
With seven categories: Bisexual Fiction, Bisexual Non-fiction, Bisexual Erotic Fiction/Erotica, Bisexual Speculative Fiction [Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror], Bisexual Poetry, the Bi Book Publisher of the Year Award and the Bi Writer Award.
|Silver Moon||Whitetail Shooting Gallery|
|by Catherine Lundoff, Lethe Press||by Annette Lapointe, Anvil Press Publishers|
|Girlfag: A Life Told In Sex and Musicals||My Awesome Place: The Autobiography of Cheryl B ✔|
|by Janet W. Hardy, Beyond Binary Books||by Cheryl Burke, Topside Signature|
|Fireflies at Absolute Zero ✔||Love Without Limits: The Bi-Laws of Love||Shine|
|by Erynn Rowan Laurie, Hiraeth Press||by Yazmin Monet Watkins, Red Journal Publications||by Donnelle McGee, Sibling Rivalry Press|
|Mount Royal ✔||The Poet and the Prophecy||Times Square Queer: Tales of Bad Boys in the Big Apple|
|by Basil Papademos, Tightrope Books||by Cecilia Tan, Ravenous Romance||by Mykola Dementiuk, Renaissance eBooks|
Lambda Literary Foundation set a new record in 2013 for both the number of LGBT books submitted for Lammy consideration, 687, and the number of publishers participating, 332. This beats the record-setting numbers in 2012 of 600 titles by over 250 publishers and is the fourth consecutive year of growth in submissions and publishers.
So… all those books and this year the bisexual category has been reduced from two to one called now Bisexual Literature. I would think this is a joke but they wouldn’t care enough to make one so in the net post I will talk about the Bisexual Awards, which I am excited about.
The 25th Annual Lambda Literary Awards seeks to recognize excellence in the field of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender literature. More than 90 literary professionals, including booksellers, book reviewers, librarians, authors, and previous Lammy winners and finalists volunteered countless hours of reading, critical thinking, and invigorating discussion to select the finalists in 22 categories. Winners will be announced during a ceremony on Monday evening, June 3, 2013.
Bisexuals on Screen: 2012 Year in Review
So why the smoke and mirrors about – or outright misrepresentation of – bisexual characters?
Tiphany Adams is back on “Push Girls” tonight
“I was asked by someone if [not labeling myself] was something that would make the community upset, and I said no,” Tiphany said. “I think the LGBT community is an amazing community that embraces love, peace and equality as a whole and I’ve only felt that from the community so I’m so grateful for it.”
[Interview] Buckwild’s Cara Talks Bisexuality + Stereotypes That Gotta Go
Yeah, she was nervous, but it’s all good, especially since she’s able to use this opportunity to clear up stereotypes about bisexuality and give advice on how to deal with bullies. Let love lead the way!
The “Side Effects” of Hollywood Biphobia
Our sexual orientation – one that we have reconciled with after agonizing inner turmoil and at the risk of societal rejection – is a source of titillation for Hollywood.
Will the Real Bisexual Men Please Stand Up?
It’s an open secret that bisexuals have to deal with flak from both the queer and straight community, and it was telling that many of the bi students who attended the film screening had come to few or no other Rainbow Lounge events.
Beyond Diversity 101: On Bisexual Characters and YA Literature
However, the LGBT acronym also has the unfortunate side effect of blurring together distinct identities and of erasing some identities. I can’t tell you how often representation of or discussion of “LGBT” people in the media is actually about gay men only.
Really important discussion going on right now about bisexual POC!
First of all, I am totally excited to find that there’s a bisexual POC dialogue going on. This is the first time I’ve seen anything like that coming from the direction of communities of color, rather than from the direction of mostly-white bisexual communities. I don’t know if this is a new thing, or if I’m just new to it, but it’s really exciting to find out!
SKorea’s gay film maker in news over wedding plans
Movie director Kim Jho Gwangsoo surprised many last month by announcing he will symbolically tie the knot with his longtime male partner Sept. 7, in the highest-profile ceremony of its kind ever in South Korea. He and Dave Kim envision a massive public event in Seoul with guests honoring their relations by donating money to build a center for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.
37 Books By, For, or About Bisexual or Otherwise Non-Monosexual People
The Internet, and actually also real life, can be a minefield for people who want to learn about or talk about bisexuality. The effort of trying to sift through the straight-up biphobia and the fetishizing porn aimed at straight men can wear you out long before you manage to find anything helpful, insightful, or illuminating. To try to make this process a little easier, we’ve compiled a starter of a list of resources. Here you’ll find academic books and nonfiction books documenting the experiences of bisexual people, fiction or memoir that depicts bisexual people, and a few online resources.
The “New York Times” wonders if its harder to come out as bisexual
But not this month. No, this month Petrow answered a question from a reader who wanted some help coming out as bisexual, and, well: “It was the first time any topic has caused the Facebook algorithm to hide posts because of the language, and I’ve had to edit the remarks heavily to let even these few appear [in my column].”
US: Human rights group to take on case of bisexual girl barred from starting gay-straight alliance
“I’m really frustrated that we’ve reached this point, but we can’t wait any longer. The bullying at my school is really bad, and I don’t want to have another school year go by without kids feeling like there’s a safe place where they can be themselves. But the school board keeps trying to stop us,” said Ms Silberstein, in a statement released through the ACLU.
[mixed bag] After years of dating women, Simone meets Pedro. He’s charming, intelligent and attractive, and he’s appeared at a time when Simone’s relationship with her live-in girlfriend is falling apart. Tormented by uncertainties and doubts that test everything Simone thinks she knows about herself, she must make a decision. But in the end is it really a question of gender? The film deals with the theme of sexual freedom through the experiences of its protagonist. SIMONE is a gripping story, surrounded by inner questions and uncertainties, which put to the test the convictions of character. Based on true events, the film combines elements of fiction and documentary, playing with scenic creation and assembly, creating a unique world, private and intimate.
Ever since the whole Veronica Mars successful kickstarter which in turn brought out a rash and I mean rash like infection of people who don’t necessarily need our money (meaning like they have other avenues to get funding, ie. networking, contacts, neoptism) but deciding to go the route of digital begging instead (check out this latest shit). Which in turn is ruining the point of kickstarter. However, there was a funding a while ago that had a good purpose and by the time I found out it had already reached its goal and more. Which mean there is a whole segment of people who wants stuff written about and for them. What is it?
It is a graphic anthology about the “B” (and what is under its umbrella) in the LGBT community called Anything that Loves as oppose to the trope and assumed play on words for bisexuals, “anything that moves”. It sounds like a great idea and I wish I knew about it earlier. I probably donated for the hardcover as I prefer physical books but I will hopefully get the chance to buy it later on with a digital copy and then give book to the local library. They have a lonely sad shelf of anything Bisexual and Contemporary.
The book clocks in at 210 pages of comics from 30 creators. With the introduction, info about the authors, and title pages, we’re looking at a 224-page book! It will be paperback, and have a nice soft-touch finish. I will add info as soon as I get it here: Retail for $???. This item will be available in July???.
[Overview] Anything That Loves is a new anthology from Northwest Press. The book aims to focus on the stories that LGBT anthologies often avoid: abandoning one sexual identity and trying on another, finding the love of your life isn’t the sex you thought (s)he would be, navigating sexuality as a transgender person (or dating someone transgender), dealing with a gay community that often feels “betrayed” by bisexuals… Anything That Loves asks you to put aside the labels, categories, and boxes and explore human sexuality with no roadmap.