Happy Bisexual Visibility Day!
Calling all bisexual+ people! It's your day today, and Odyssey wants to support you being loud and proud with your identity. Let's check out some quotes from famous bisexual+ people and places where you can learn more about bisexuality.
"A lot of people told me I should be quiet about being bisexual and not say anything, but for me this is a part of my identity." -Katie Hill, the first openly bisexual person to be elected to Congress from California
"You can't use the fact that I'm bisexual against me if that's something I'm proud of." -Lauren Jauregui, a member of the band Fifth Harmony and advocate for LGBTQ+ rights
"I don't believe that if I came out as bisexual the world will change. But it's really important for people to be truthful about who they are and fight for equality. We need to help the world usher itself into the next phase." -Olivia Thirlby, an actress who took part in iO Tillett Wright's creation of his second book, Self Evident Truths: 10,000 Portraits of Queer America
"I've been bisexual for as long as I can remember. I remember being made fun of in junior high for that. It was something that was shameful, and it really shouldn't be." -Crystal Bowersox, a singer and American Idol alum who discussed her bisexuality in her song, "Coming Out For Christmas"
"I went into boxing, and I'm bisexual, and I still achieved and performed at the highest level, and I came away with gold and made history, so with that said, anything is possible." -Nicola Adams, professional boxer and the first openly LGBTQ+ person to win an Olympic boxing Gold medal
Want to hear more stories from bisexual+ folks and information about bisexuality? Check out the Bisexual Manifesto, published in 1990 by the Bay Area Bisexual Network, this list of Frequently Asked Questions about bi+ identities from the Bisexual Resource Center, and Bi.org, a website full of resources and stories about bisexual folks.