BISEXUALITY – The Inside Scoop
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Historical figures like Alfred Kinsey, Alexander the Great, and Abraham Lincoln are being looked at in a new light. Straight? Gay? Somewhere in between?
Bisexuals are just now coming out in America. And they’re making many men and women nervous. Why are bisexuals often seen as “traitors” to both straights and gays? Is it perhaps because bisexuals don’t fit easily into the little clear boxes that people like to use to label others?
Is bisexuality just a “phase” on the path from straight to gay? Just closeted gay people? African-Americans on the “Down Low”? How about Jim McGreevey? Jeff Gannon? Is there any fundamental difference between bisexual men and bisexual women? Are we all at least a bit bisexual? Or is that notion a threat to male and female “bonding”, even in powerful institutions like Yale’s Skull and Bones?
Do bisexuals disrupt the notion that sexual orientation is not a choice? After all, for them, it IS a choice. Isn’t it?
And what does bisexuality say about monogamy? Many of us understand when a marriage breaks up because one person is closeted gay, but would it make a difference if the person is an even more closeted bisexual?
What are the politics of bisexuality? How does it affect our understanding of gay rights and same-sex marriage?
Guest: John Craig, MSW, a clinical social worker who counsels men and women coming to grips with their bisexuality.