The B’is of Colour History Report has been reprinted as a full-colour A5 booklet, just in time for Pride season!
If you would like some free copies for your stall at Pride or any other event that needs bisexual visibility, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can send some out to you. We have a limited budget, so we can only send a small amount outside the United Kingdom (overseas postage is wicked-expensive), but give us an email and we will try to sort something out.
Most likely to come from: Black lesbian, gay and trans* people.
The history of people of colour has been ignored and erased for hundreds of years.The word, bisexual, like homosexual and heterosexual, are relatively recent additions to our language. However bisexual behaviour has been going on throughout time. From the Babylonian writings in Gilgamesh, to the poems and life of Langston Hughes in the Harlem Renaissance, bisexuals of colour have always existed.
Most likely to come from: Straight and bisexual white men.
There’s a stereotype of a hot bi babe who will be young, attractive and sexually adventurous.This is often compounded by ethnicity. Black and minority ethnic people are often seen as hyper-sexual. We are supposed to be wild, passionate creatures. However this myth can lead to us receiving unwanted sexual advances, harassment and violence. Bi’s of colour are in charge of our own bodies. Who we share it with is up to us.
Most likely to come from: Black straight, lesbian, gay and trans people.
Black and minority ethnic people are not a monolith; trying to force that view stifles all of us.Diversity only adds to the strength of a community. It is a good thing to support people who make up our groups. Bi’s of colour are not divisive or confused. We want to celebrate who we are.