Bisexual+ Identities

Bisexual+ is an umbrella term for attraction to people from more than one gender. The most common identities under this umbrella are bisexuality and pansexuality. We've created a list of some helpful resources for bisexual+ people in honour of Bisexuality Awareness Week.

Our resources

Myth Busting Videos - we asked Bi+ people to bust some typical myths surrounding bisexuality and bi+ identities. 

Other great resources:

BANG! Podcast S03E01: The struggles of being bisexual: When you're 'not gay enough' and 'not straight enough' (NZ)
In Episode 1 of the new season of BANG!, people who are "attracted to more than one gender" share their experiences, and Dr Nikki Hayfield highlights some particularly damaging, often "biphobic", stereotypes. 

Takatāpui: A Resource Hub (NZ)
A resource hub for takatāpui (those who are Māori and queer, gender diverse or intersex) as well as their whānau

More Than Four: Bisexual Pansexual (NZ)
A resource from InsideOUT that explores the experiences of bi and pan New Zealanders in their own words

Bisexual Resource Center (U.S.)
The BRC is the oldest national bi+ organization in the U.S. that advocates for bisexual visibility and raises awareness about bisexuality throughout the LGBT and straight communities

Still Bisexual (U.S.)
A project which collates videos of bisexual people who challenge negative bisexual stereotypes by telling their personal stories

Bi.org (Online + U.S.)
A resource hub for bisexual and people attracted to multiple genders

Reporting on the Bisexual Community (U.S.)
A resource for journalists and media professionals about bisexuality and how create accurate and 3 dimensional stories about bisexuality 

Trevor Support Center: Bisexual (U.S.)
This page has helpful info around bisexuality and other identities that fall under the attraction to multiple genders umbrella as well as some FAQs from their service users

Accelerating Bi+ Acceptance, GLAAD (U.S.)
Through media advocacy, GLAAD lifts up the stories of bisexual and allied communities to build understanding and accelerate acceptance.

Oh, bi the way (U.S.)
A monthly column exploring philosophical and existential ideas around bisexuality, pansexuality, and other nonmonosexual identities.

Bi's of Colour (U.S.)
A blog for Bi+ people of colour.


Books

The Bible: An Anthology of Personal Essays About Bisexuality by Lauren Nickodemus (Editor), Ellen Desmond (Editor)
"A selection of intersectional bi voices has come together to share stories, helping our voices be heard and our identities seen." 

Life Isn't Binary: On Being Both, Beyond, and In-Between by Alex Iantaffi, Meg-John Barker
Challenging society's rigid and binary ways of thinking, this original work shows the limitations that binary thinking has regarding our relationships, wellbeing sense of identity and more.

The B Word: Bisexuality in Contemporary Film and Television by Maria San Filippo
Exploring the central role bisexuality plays in contemporary screen culture, establishing its importance in representation, marketing, and spectatorship.

Bi: Notes for a Bisexual Revolution by Shiri Eisner
Informed by feminist, transgender, and queer theory, as well as politics and activism, Bi is a radical manifesto for a group that has been too frequently silenced, erased, and denied—and a starting point from which to launch a bisexual revolution.

How Queer! Personal narratives from bisexual, pansexual, polysexual, sexually-fluid, and other non-monosexual perspectives by Faith Beauchemin
How Queer! gathers together fourteen autobiographical essays written not by sociologists or professional activists, but by ordinary bisexual, pansexual, and sexually-fluid people.

Bisexual+ Book Lists: