Bi Any Other Name: Bisexual People Speak Out first debuted in 1991 and was dubbed “the bisexual bible”. The anthology rode a wave of grassroots organizing and catalyzed a national movement for bisexual identity, justice and equality. The coming out stories reflect the many ways bisexuals embrace life. This book was listed on Lambda Book Review’s Top 100 GLBT Books of the 20th century. In 2007 a Mandarin translation was published in Taiwan. The new introduction updates readers to the enormous cultural changes of the past quarter century.
When I was young, I was hurt by political ringmasters who said they wouldn’t talk, sleep or work with me because I was “bisexual.” Now that I’ve talked, worked and slept with them all, I know their secret. They desire what they condemn. The bisexual community was waiting for this classic long before its publication. Read it.”
Susie Bright, sexpert
This ground-breaking anthology gave me the language, courage and sense of community I needed as a young queer woman. It gave me a sense of home. The stories here show us not only that we are not alone but that we are actually part of a larger, historical and powerful conversation on love, desire and community.”
Daisy Hernandez, A Cup of Water Under My Bed
The LGBTQ movement still fails to enlist the power, voice and leadership of millions of bisexual people. This essential book argues against erasure, and powerfully evokes the liberatory power of bisexuality and bisexual activism through engaging stories, original theory, vivid history and analysis. Bi Any Other Name presents moving testimony from scores of bisexual organizers and innovators who remain the LGBTQ movement’s most visionary leaders. This is a must-read book for anyone working for social justice.
Urvashi Vaid, Irresistible Revolution: Confronting Race, Class and the Assumptions of LGBT Politics.
Bi Any Other Name remains one of the only texts that situates bisexuals ‘speaking for themselves’ within a rich intellectual context. It is, quite simply, an indispensable text.
Jonathan Alexander, co-author, Finding Out: An Introduction to LGBT Studies
I. PSYCHOLOGY: Facing Ourselves
II. SPIRITUALITY: Healing the Splits
III. THE BISEXUAL COMMUNITY: Are We Visible Yet?
IV. POLITICS: A Queer Among Queers
(click here to read excerpts from the book)
I. PSYCHOLOGY: Facing Ourselves – Overview
Myths/Realities of Bisexuality
Sharon Forman Sumpter
This Poem Can Be Put Off No Longer
The Queer in Me
Carol A. Queen
Ninety-Three People = 100% Acceptance
I Am Who I Am - A Married Bisexual Teacher
Worth the Balancing
Development of a Bisexual Identity: Understanding the Process
What Do Indians Think About?
Making My Own Way
Bisexual Feminist Man
She Kissed Me!
More Than a Footnote
C.J. Barragan III
My Life as a Lesbian-Identified Bisexual Fag-Hag
A Gift to Myself
Points of Reference
Love, Friendship, and Sex
A Question of Invisibility
Insights at 3:30 AM
What I Need Is: In Contemplation of Bisexuality
II. SPIRITUALITY: Healing the Splits - Overview
Coming Out In Spirit and In Flesh
Just Another Lingering Flu
Let Me Doctor Your Love
Letting Go: An Interview with John Horne
Reclaiming Heart and Mind
III. THE BISEXUAL COMMUNITY: Are We Visible Yet? â€“ Overview
Room For You
Bisexuality, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, and Me
Elizabeth Reba Weise
The Palmist Knew
A Healing Journey
Gray-Haired and Above Suspicion
Growing Up with a Bisexual Dad
Billy and Peaches Jones
A Few Brave and Gifted People
A Day in the Life
Richard Susan Bassein
Never, Never Boring...
Selena Julie Whang
A Man, A Woman, Attention
Shu Wei Chen - Andy
Don't Call Me
Bi-Lovable Japanese Feminist
The Most Natural Thing: An Interview with Arlene Krantz
Affirmation: Bisexual Mormon
I Have Always Been One
¿Que Es Un Bisexual?
The Foundations of the Bisexual Community in San Francisco:
An Interview with Dr. Maggi Rubenstein
The "B" Word
From the Closet to the Stage
IV. POLITICS: A Queer Among Queers - Overview
Loving Whom We Choose
Coming Out to Congress
Sharon Hwang Colligan
What's in a Name?
Sisterhood Crosses Gender Preference Lines
The Voice of a Wandering Jewish Bisexual
Proud Father of a Bisexual Son
Another Senseless Loss
"out"line of one man's polymorphic liberation
ben e factory
Beyond Defense: Considering Next Steps for Bisexual Liberation
My Pet Peeves
Can Bisexuals Be Monogamous?
The Fine Art of Labeling: The Convergence of Anarchism, Feminism, and Bisexuality
Lucy Friedland and Liz Highleyman
Hapa Haole Wahine
Bisexuality: The Best Thing That Ever Happened to Lesbian Feminism?
Talking About Sex, Gender, and Desire
Love That Kink
Choosing Not To
Present Tense: Biphobia as a Crisis of Meaning
Political Activism: A Brief History