During reunion, Vassar College asked me to speak about my experience at Vassar, what it was like coming out as bisexual, and where my work as an LGBTQ activist is leading me.
I was a guest speaker on the popular podcast "Talk About Gay Sex." During the live recording of the podcast, I answered questions pertaining to polyamory, bisexuality, and pansexuality.
Here's a link to listen to the full podcast!
Title of Talk: Battle Our Own Internalized Biphobia
Description: Ironically, nearly all of the content about bisexuality online is geared to straight and gay folks. Often, pieces discuss what bi+ individuals are not: confused, "actually gay," cheaters, liars, etc. Or the media will discuss bi-erasure, bisexual health disparities, and the need for more bisexual visibility.
Undoubtedly, this is all necessary. Education and visibility are key in order to enact change. Nevertheless, this talk will differ in that it's from a bisexual man to other queer individuals. It will not be focused on how other monosexuals treat us, but rather, how we treat ourselves. In this talk, I'll delve into my own personal experience of battling biphobia while studying at Vassar, and how I grew to not only embrace, but love being bisexual.
Hornet & Times Out are proud to host this insightful and provocative conversation on LGBT media and why it's important to the community it attempts to represent.
Now more than ever, media of the marginalized is an extremely vital piece of today's society. In order to facilitate this discussion, we've assembled a strong group of authoritative voices in the field, key leaders in the community who are redefining the industry. The panelists will examine the challenges, missteps, wins, failures and successes they have had when representing a group whose diversity just begins with the letters LGBT.