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Bi exclusionary

the idea that bisexual+ people should be excluded from Queer spaces and venues, typically due to them not being “gay enough”, typically, but not exclusively, when they are currently in an opposite-sex couple – or a coupling that people perceive as heterosexual.

Such biphobic discourse has also included the idea that the visibility and acceptance of bisexual individuals are a threat to gay and lesbian identity, and can often be found among trans-exclusionary radical feminists and their allies.

It’s a form of discrimination, biphobia and bisexual erasure that sadly isn’t rare in the Queer community, and an example of Queer gatekeeping.

Originally published: 10th December, 2020
Last modified: December 10, 2020