I've heard bisexual people refer to the problem of "bi erasure" as just being the problem of a specific subgroup of LGBT+ people not feeling included in the community. It's not, and I am repeatedly surprised by the extent to which some bisexual people can minimise the dangers they face -- more to the point, that bisexual women face -- as a specific group.

Bisexual people make up the majority of LGBT+ people.

If you're bi and you feel out of place in the LGBT+ community, you feel like you're appropriating a struggle which is not your own. Remember that you are the very opposite of alone.

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LGBT+ communities have always been a constantly changing and rapidly evolving, multi-headed beast, because we have to respond to constantly changing modes of oppression.

To a great extent, I think that, because of institutions such as Pride, the current community is living in the shadow of a very different time. Not only are the conditions of LGBT+ people different from what they were in the 70's and 80's, most of these people aren't part of our community anymore, because they were murdered.

Our community has grown more atomised, in response to the recognition of the wide spectrum of our struggles. When we were the target of a full-scale genocide, which affected the majority of LGBT+ people, our alliance was at its most natural, because what we were fighting and how we were fighting it was the same.

Today, the difference in struggles between trans, nonbinary, lesbian, gay, bi (and more) people are more apparent because we don't have such an easily identifiable common enemy.

Nonetheless the experience of so often being the other of society does unify us. Because we are defined by our difference from an artificially constructed mainstream, we can and should recognise and cherish the differences among our own kind.

Bisexual people should not feel like they don't belong in the LGBT+ community because they are different. It is precisely because they are different that they belong there.

Pol, I probably don't know what I'm talking about. 

@garfiald Yeh thats cool and all but are boneless wings nuggets¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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In some ways the '+' is the problem in itself. By continually adding designations to the label it has the perverse effect of making it into an exclusive group by only including specific titles. Using something like 'alternate' similarly doesn't work since it implies it as abnormal. Maybe something like 'accepting' could work to include all that don't look at someone poorly because of difference.

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@garfiald As a reminder that if you think biphobia is only homophobia or bisexuals are only included for having SGA or that the other components of biphobia is "not significant", you're a biphobe and I will kick you.

Important discussion of bi erasure - CW: sexual assault, stalking, abuse 

bi erasure 

Important discussion of bi erasure - CW: sexual assault, stalking, abuse 

bi erasure - CW: misogyny, biphobia, abuse 

bi erasure - CW: misogyny, biphobia, abuse 

bi erasure - CW: misogyny, biphobia, abuse 

bi erasure - CW: misogyny, biphobia, abuse 

bi erasure - CW: misogyny, biphobia, abuse 

bi erasure - CW: misogyny, biphobia, abuse 

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