Bisexuality is still a topic of conversation and even now, a large percentage of people either don’t understand it or don’t care to.
Just last month, writer , 5.5 percent of women and 2 percent of men identified as bisexual between 2011-2013.
The writer interviewed a handful of bisexual men and women about their fight for inclusion within the gay and lesbian communities.
We learn of the deep “underground” in New York where men sleep with other men but live straight lives with wives and families.
“If you do anything remotely ‘queer,’ ‘gay,’ or ‘feminine’ in anyway, you’re less of a man.”“On top of that, we don’t teach men to be emotionally intelligent.
Being in touch with your sexuality and coming out at bisexual runs a risk of ostracism from your male friends.
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.
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.
It’s possible more women identify as bi just because they have more of the opportunity to have a same-sex experience due to the stigma surrounding bi men.