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- Because bisexuality is assumed to be a experimental or intermediate phase rather than an orientation in and of itself
- Because people think that the next person you date determines your sexuality for the rest of your life, that it means you finally “made a decision”
- Because people assume that bisexuality is purely sexual and that you can’t actually be romantically attracted to more than one gender
- Because people assume that bisexuality excludes non-binary genders. It doesn’t.
- Because bisexual people often have to choose to blend in to heteronormative society—to pass.
Bisexuals are not trying to ride the straight privilege train. They are not holding onto the bi label because it is easier. Identifying as bisexual is just as difficult, if not more so in some circumstances, as identifying as gay or lesbian. Even if they do “pass” as heterosexual, bisexuals then have to deal with the conflict of internalizing their true selves.