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25th Anniversary Edition of BI ANY OTHER NAME: Bisexual People Speak Out

BI ANY OTHER NAME: Bisexual People Speak Out (Alyson, 1991 / 2015)
Lani Ka’ahumanu and Loraine Hutchins, Editors
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1991 release


Chinese translation

bi any other name cover

25th Anniversary


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.


What people are saying:

 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

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GettingBi: Voices of Bisexuals Around the World
(Bisexual Resource Center, First Edition 2005, Second Edition 2009)
Robyn Ochs & Sarah E. Rowley, Editors

WOMEN’S LIVES: Multicultural Perspectives, Third Edition
(McGraw-Hill, 2004)
Gwyn Kirk and Margo Okazawa-Rey, Editors

SEXUAL LIVES: A Reader on the Theories and Realities of Human Sexualities
(McGraw-Hill, 2003)
Robert Heasley and Betsy Crane, Editors

UNLIMITED DESIRES: An International Anthology of Bisexual Erotica (BiPress, 2000)

BI LIVES: Bisexual Women Tell Their Stories (See Sharp Press, 1999)
Kata Orndorff, Editor

(Houghton Mifflin Company, 1998)
Gloria Steinem, Barbara Smith, Marysa Navarro, Gwendolyn Mink, and Wilma Mankiller, Editors

BISEXUALITY: The Psychology and Politics of an Invisible Minority (Sage, 1996)
Beth Firestein, Editor
Poem: That Naked Place

“A Bisexual Identity Has Never Spread HIV”

BISEXUAL POLITICS: Theories, Queries, and Visions
(Haworth Press, 1995)
Naomi Tucker, Editor

WOMEN EN LARGE: images of fat nudes (BooksInFocus, 1994)
Photography by Laurie Toby Edison; Debbie Notkin, Editor
Poem: My Body Is a Map

THE VERY INSIDE: An Anthology of Writing by Asian
and Pacific Islander Lesbian and Bisexual Women

(Sister Vision Press, 1994)
Sharon Lim-Hing, Editor

EROTIC BY NATURE(Shakti Press, 1986)
David Steinberg, Editor


BINET NEWS: The Quarterly newsletter of BiNetUSA
Contributions include:
1996 – 1999

“Sightings” – a news and opinion column
Fall, 1999

“Insights on Celebrating Bisexuality Day”
Winter, 1997

“The Art of Creating Change: the conference as tool”
Fall, 1996

“Biphobia Kills”
Spring, 1996

“BiTransAction Creates Change”

“What does biphobia look like?” with Rob Yaeger
Fall, 1994

“Burn out or. . . organizers and activists who care too much
and the movement and the communities who love them”

ANYTHING THAT MOVES – for the uncompromising bisexual
Contributions include:
Issue 18 – Fall, 1998

“If you really love someone, you’ll tell them the truth” – ex-gay poster ad copy

Issue 14 – Summer, 1997

“A slut is born”

“A Safer Sex Plastic (W)rap”

Issue 12 – Fall, 1996

“Thank you Hap Stewart”

“The Sofa – in three parts” – poem

Issue 11 – Summer, 1996

“Dr. Ruth’s Continuing Education”

“B-HEP: A new coalition of Bisexuality and HIV/AIDS”

Issue 10 – Winter, 1995

“Dear Elizabeth, a letter to HRC(F)”

Issue 9 – Fall, 1995

“I’m bisexual and I have parents!” – The PFLAG Conference
Issue 8 – Summer, 1994

“Tippicanoe and Ka’ahumanu too”

Issue 7 – Winter, 1994

“If I can’t dance I won’t join your revolution”
Issue 6 – Summer, 1993

“The proper setting” poem

“How I spent my two week vacation being a token bisexual”

Lani speaking at 1993 MOW
Issue 5 – Spring, 1993
“1993 March on Washington for Lesbian, Gay and Bi Equal Rights and Liberation”

“who says?” poem
Issue 2 – Spring, 1991

“Who are we? Establishing and reclaiming the bisexual community” with Loraine Hutchins

LIBIDO: the journal of sex and sensuality

“Restaurant Reviews” – 1995
“A Safer Sex Slut Education” – 1994
“October 6, 1982” – 1992

“Do bisexuals have a place in the gay movement?” with Loraine Hutchins

“Bisexuals Battle for Acceptance”

Civil Disobedience Handbook
“Are We Visible Yet?”

COMING UP! The Lesbian and Gay Newspaper, 1987
“The Bisexual Community: Are We Visible Yet?”

San Francisco Pride Parade Celebration Program, 1985
“Bisexuality and Discrimination”

PLEXUS (San Francisco Bay Area Women’s Newspaper), 1982
“Biphobic. . . Some of my best friends are. . .”
…..Read the pdf ………View original Plexus layout of article

Mothertongue Feminist Theater
1976 – 1993