Outward

Ask a Homo: Belittling Bisexuals

Welcome back to Ask a Homo, a judgment-free zone where the gays of Outward answer questions about LGBTQ politics, culture, etiquette, language, and other queer conundrums. It’s Bisexual Awareness Week, and in honor of the occasion, this episode explores a vexing phenomonon: Why do some gay people—especially gay men—think bisexuals are “confused”?

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If there are questions you’ve been dying to ask a member of the real rainbow coalition, this is your chance. Send your queries—for publication—to slateoutward@gmail.com, and please put “ASK A HOMO” in the subject line. Note that questions may be edited.

Other Questions Asked of Homos:

Should allies signal their support of LGBTQ people to strangers?
Why do so many gay people love Joan Rivers? 
What does queer mean? 
How should I greet a closeted co-worker’s partner?
Why do gay men like musical theater?
Is it OK for straight women to talk about their “girl crushes”?
What was the best time in history to be gay?
Do lesbian couples always reflect a butch-femme dynamic?
Why is bitchiness encouraged among gay men?
What do lesbians think of LUGs—lesbians until graduation?
Why do gay people call themselves queer?
Are gay weddings different from straight ceremonies?
Why do gay men sometimes call each other she?
What’s the deal with tops and bottoms?
Why do lesbians wear so much flannel? 
What’s the deal with the gay lisp? 
Should a straight person frequent a gay bar? 

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