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#27BiStories: Why a Bisexual’s Sexual Orientation Is Still Important Even If They’re in a Relationship

For many bisexuals, there’s an added stress to being in a relationship: the need to keep coming out and then often explain their sexuality to new groups of people. Some bisexuals in opposite-gender relationships may feel alienated in queer spaces while those in same-gender relationships may feel defensive about whether their sexual orientation is being fully acknowledged.

#27BiStories features people in all types of relationships: polyamorous, monogamous, married, and coupled up but without a label, yet one thing is the same — their bisexuality. So when a person is in a relationship of any kind, does their sexual orientation still matter? It certainly does. 

All this week we will be highlighting #27BiStories from bisexual Advocate journalist Eliel Cruz with graphics by Trivo Studio 

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"Dad was, is and always will be one of the kindest, most generous, gentlest souls I’ve ever known, and while there are few things I know for certain right now, one of them is that not just my world, but the entire world is forever a little darker, less colorful and less full of laughter in his absence. We’ll just have to work twice as hard to fill it back up again." - Zelda Williams

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After much anticipation, we finally have an official trailer for “Transparent,” Amazon’s upcoming series about an older trans woman and the process of coming out to her family. I am personally super excited to see what comes of it. What do you think?

Looks pretty good. It would be nice if they hired an actual transgender actress to play the role, of course. However, I do like the line, “All my life I’ve been dressing up like a man.” Plus, you can never go wrong with Carrie Brownstein! I’m not expecting it to be perfect, but hopefully it won’t be a train wreck, either.

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15 questions white people will never have to ask themselves

Many white people may never truly understand why incidents like the Michael Brown shooting infuriate blacks and other people of color — even when it’s clear that race plays a large, looming role in how the situation snowballed to the 18-year-old’s death.

This is in part because white people can move through daily life without constantly thinking about how their race will be perceived. Part of having white privilege is the freedom from worrying about racism, a freedom their black counterparts have never known. But it gives black people a unique yet challenging perspective by which they navigate the world. 

African-American scholar W.E.B. DuBois called this “double consciousness,” Follow micdotcom