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Bi Community

The problem is that no matter how wonderful online community is – there’s no substitute for a real-life, in-person community. We need to be cultivating our own local bi communities that support us and build us up.

-- Rio Veradonir @ bi.org

Romney's administration blocked publication over the words 'bisexual' and 'transgender.'

“Because this is using the terms ‘bisexual’ and ‘transgendered,’ DPH’s name may not be used in this publication,’’ wrote the official, Alda Rego-Weathers, then the deputy commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.

-- Romney's administration blocked publication of anti-bullying guides @ boston.com

Lauren Jauregui

"A bunch of my fans have come up to me and said, 'because of you and because you came out, I have finally begun to accept myself'. That is infinitely incredible for me. I didn't expect to get to the point where I would own up to it within myself," she smiled.

-- Lauren Jauregui @ tv3.ie

Orlando Memorial Service

Overnight, those directly touched by the June 12, 2016, tragedy — survivors and family of victims — gathered in the parking lot outside the club for a private memorial service. They weren’t allowed inside the building, which has been boarded up for months, but just being near the place was emotional enough.

“It’s totally different now. It’s like all the terrifying and awful memories I had have been replaced with tonight, with this unity and all this love,” Ramses Tinoco, who survived the massacre, told the Orlando Sentinel. “We’re all still grieving but this gave me some closure. I could smile and remember the 49.”

-- Katie Mettler @ Washinton Post

The Feels

Tim Manley discusses creating the youtube show The Feels.

In most shows with a queer character, that is their defining feature. In my real life though, only some of my concerns are related to my gender or sexuality. Sometimes I’m just trying to figure out how to get my cat to stop peeing on my clean laundry. A lot of times I’m just trying to feel less sad.

So queerness both does and doesn't define all my experience. Part of that, for me, is being cis and bi: I can pass for straight, and often have to choose to out myself. It’s a privilege that can also feel disorienting.

It was affirming to portray a character whose experience of love and attraction mirrors mine, since I’ve never seen that outside myself before. But it also felt necessary to show the other moments, since we are all so much more than one thing.

-- Tim Manley interviewed @ Teen Vogue

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