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onedamnminuteadmiral:

Piggy takes approximately zero crap

So this was supposed to go on my personal, but it totally fits with the theme of our blog. So. :)

- TT

bisexual-community:

bimagazine:

My Boyfriend (and I) Featured in The New York Times Sunday Magazine

Say popular bisexual author and columnist Mike Szymanski,

For much of the past two decades, my boyfriend John Sylla has taken a backseat to me in the "bisexual activism" world. He’s tagged along with me to bisexual conferences, he’s suffered through long and boring activist meetings, he was forced to edit The Bisexual’s Guide to the Universe a book I co-wrote with my bi-friend and fellow writer Nicole Kristal.

Today that has all changed, and I couldn’t be more proud.

John Sylla, and the great work he has done with the American Institute of Bisexuality, is being featured in The New York Times Magazine of the weekend of March 23, 2014 and it is a big deal.

Not since the Newsweek cover declared: Bisexuality. Not Gay. Not Straight. A New Sexual Identity Emerges,” has there been such a positive portrayal of bisexuality in the mainstream media. And that was July 17, 1995. It took nearly two decades to get another story like this done!

It’s a partially first-person story by the handsome journalist Benoit Denizet-Lewis and it details the dinner in West Hollywood that we had with him, and some of the things we discussed over lots of wine …

Yes, it’s surrounded in the story with people I knew before I ever met John. Regina Reinhardt, the therapist from San Diego, is pictured, so is Gary North. Robyn Ochs … is quoted in the article … In fact, the woman who inspired me to write The House that Bisexuality Built … my longtime friend [Ed Note: an American Institute of Bisexuality + Lambda Literary Board Member + editor of Bi Magazine] Denise Penn, is the reason why John and I met. She coaxed me to write that story that made the cover of the Orange County Blade that she was editing, (and for years I went on her public access TV show) and that is the reason John looked me up.

He left yellow tulips on my front doorstep with the note …“I would like to get involved in the bisexual movement, and I would like to meet you.”

Click HERE to read Mike’s full article


Mike Szymanski is a critically acclaimed journalist including two Hearst Awards for investigative reporting & feature writing; a film critic; and popular columnist who writes the widely read Bisexuality Examiner.

A bisexual activist since the early 1980s, he first came out as a gay writer but then found himself sneaking around with a girlfriend for a few years. So then he had to come out second time, this time as bisexual. He was previously a media coordinator for BiNet USA, and now teaches journalism at UCLA. He is also an award-winning author of several books with bisexual themes, including co-authoring the Lambda Award Winning Bisexuals Guide to the Universe.

hmm … what’s this I see? bisexual men, over 28, and in a long term relationship. but I thought famous advice columnists assured us all over and over (and over and over) again that this did not actually exist?

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bisexual-books:

bisexual-books:

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO US!!!   We can’t believe it’s been a year here at Bisexual Books!   So help us celebrate our first blogiversary by winning free stuff!   

First prize is a package of four queer books (Different Slopes, Bi Lives, The Mermaid of Chelsea Creek, and Jimmy’s Blues and Other Poems), an awesome Danial Anzola t-shirt (XL), an Excluded card autographed by Julia Serano, plus a bunch of bookmarks, stickers, and buttons!

Second prize is a bisexual ebook of your choice from Amazon.com (up to $10)!

Third prize is a queer comics pack with Fake and Lavender Menace, a neato comic book-sized bag from Northwest Press, plus a bunch of bookmarks, stickers, and buttons!   This includes a button that says “Superheros Do It With Capes” hehe

Now for the rules part:

  • You can reblog as many times as you’d like! 
  • This is a reblog contest (so likes don’t count)
  • You must be following us
  • This giveaway is open to our international friends!
  • The contest ends April 13th at 5pm CST

We’re getting down to the end on our birthday giveaway! 

alt-j:

mayallyourbaconsburn:

alt-j:

A cup of hot tea really heals ur soul this is true science

Actually, a cup of hot anything in your hands mimics human warmth which is said to have calming properties. So, yes, it’s true. Tea mimics the need for human care, touch, and recognition.

im going to cry im so lonely now and all i have is this fucking cup of leaf water

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clannyphantom:

mary had a little lamb

whos fleece was white as snow

it went out to a club one night

and dropped it hella low

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Assistant TO the Branch Manager

Assistant TO the Branch Manager

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khaleesri:

"no homo" I whisper as I look at my garden of pea plants. The progeny had expressed a 1:2:1 ratio of phenotypes. I am Gregor Mendel. 

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bisexual-books:

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO US!!!   We can’t believe it’s been a year here at Bisexual Books!   So help us celebrate our first blogiversary by winning free stuff!   

First prize is a package of four queer books (Different Slopes, Bi Lives, The Mermaid of Chelsea Creek, and Jimmy’s Blues and Other Poems), an awesome Danial Anzola t-shirt (XL), an Excluded card autographed by Julia Serano, plus a bunch of bookmarks, stickers, and buttons!

Second prize is a bisexual ebook of your choice from Amazon.com (up to $10)!

Third prize is a queer comics pack with Fake and Lavender Menace, a neato comic book-sized bag from Northwest Press, plus a bunch of bookmarks, stickers, and buttons!   This includes a button that says “Superheros Do It With Capes” hehe

Now for the rules part:

  • You can reblog as many times as you’d like! 
  • This is a reblog contest (so likes don’t count)
  • You must be following us
  • This giveaway is open to our international friends!
  • The contest ends April 13th at 5pm CST

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17% of cardiac surgeons are women, 17% of tenured professors are women. It just goes on and on. And isn’t that strange that that’s also the percentage of women in crowd scenes in movies? What if we’re actually training people to see that ratio as normal so that when you’re an adult, you don’t notice?

…We just heard a fascinating and disturbing study where they looked at the ratio of men and women in groups. And they found that if there’s 17% women, the men in the group think it’s 50-50. And if there’s 33% women, the men perceive that as there being more women in the room than men.

Source: NPR: Hollywood Needs More Women

Seriously, go listen to this.

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asker

rachelfershleiser asked: What am I gonna read til there are more Veronica Mars novels, HAAAAALLLP!

wordbookstores:

This is indeed a conundrum! There is always Sara Gran; Jenn likes to imagine that in an alternate universe Claire de Witt takes Veronica under her wing and the two of them mock, stomp, and punch their way through mysteries together. On the other end of the age scale there’s Alice LaPlante’s Turn of Mind, in which a woman with Alzheimer’s tries to solve the mystery of her best friend’s death — and her own participation in it. (This one is so good about mothers, daughters, and friendship.) If you’re not already a devotee of Patricia Highsmith, you should start with The Price of Salt which is more of a thriller than a mystery but still soooo good. We’re pretty sure you’ve already read Megan Abbott but if you haven’t, DO SO IMMEDIATELY. And maybe also Cara Hoffman’s So Much Pretty, which has a spunky teenage character, some class issues, and takes a serious (read: may give you nightmares) look at women and sexual assault.

note to self

circusgifs:

Tweets & Emails : Ass mode !

+ bonus

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violent-pineapples:

I visited the library this Saturday, to lend some books. As I started to read, I realized how long time ago it was, and how much I’ve missed it. I haven’t read a book since last year. I love reading, and I made this comic so I’d remember to appreciate it more often. 

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kateordie:

alexithymia-daily:

Because of Them, We Can

BEAUTIFUL

Just… Something in my eye…