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Bi America : Myths, Truths, and Struggles of an Invisible Community.

Author: William Burleson
Publisher: Routledge, 2014.
Series: Bisexuality.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Gain an in-depth understanding of the unique struggles of the bisexual community! ?To me the gay and straight worlds are exactly the same; equally limited, judgmental, and bourgeois . . . just mirror images of each other. I truly like and overlap with some of the gay world, but my roots refuse to take hold there and grow. Unfortunately, my well-established roots in the straight world are simultaneously shriveling  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: William Burleson
ISBN: 1306576105 9781306576109 9781315783802 1315783800
OCLC Number: 876343150
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Table of Contents; Foreword; Preface; Acknowledgments; Introduction; My Own Story; Sources; Who and What This Book Is About; Chapter 1. BECAUSE; Welcome to BECAUSE; The Workshop; Chapter 2. Relating Bisexuality to the World; "Bring Out the Bisexuals": The Jerry Springer Show; The Invisible Bisexual; The Relationship Between the Bi and the Lesbian and Gay Communities; Chapter 3. Bisexuality Defined; "Something Men Just Do"; Sex, History, and Culture; Models of Sexual Orientation; Perspectives on Bisexuality Bisexuality As an OrientationBisexuality As an Identity; Chapter 4. In Search of a Bisexual Community; The Picnic; Who Are They?; Is There a Bi Community?; Meet the Bi Community; Back to the Picnic; Chapter 5. Women's and Men's Experiences:Penthouse Bisexuals and Support Group Men; Kiss the Girls; Bisexual Women; Bisexual Men; Chapter 6. The Transgender Community; Bi Cities!; What Is "Transgender"?; Transgender History; Bisexual and Transgender; Chapter 7. What Is the Relationship Between Nonmonogamy and Bisexuality?; The Wog; Bisexuality, Monogamy, and American Society; Styles of Nonmonogamy Last Thoughts About MonogamyChapter 8. Bisexuality in the Time of AIDS; Safer Sex Sluts; HIV/AIDS 101; HIV Risk and Bisexual Men; HIV Risk and Bisexual Women; AIDS and the Bisexual Community; Chapter 9. The History of the Bisexual Community; Boston, June 2002; The Seeds of Bi Activism in the 1960s and 1970s; The 1980s and the Second Wave of Activism; The 1990s and Conference Culture; Where Does That Leave the Bi Community Today?; Chapter 10. The Future of the Bi Community: GLBT Identity versus Cyberspace; The College Workshop; Into the Future; Bisexual Inclusion; Here Comes the Internet Do We Want to Have a Community?What Is the Future of the Bisexual Community?; Chapter 11. BECAUSE Reprise; Back to the Workshop; Sunday Morning Breakfast; Appendix A. The Survey; Appendix B. The Bisexual History Project; Appendix C. Resources and Further Reading; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Series Title: Bisexuality.

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Offers an inside look at the American bisexual community and gives an understanding of the special circumstances unique to being bisexual.  Read more...

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