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Yes once again some more people have decided it would be just SO totally FUNNY to take a vote to figure out if Bisexual people actually exist!

Originally noticed by thefayth and blogged by her on "Keeping The Fayth" in her post Vote! On Bisexuality! where she say "So . . . now E! has a poll on bisexuality, please go vote! I'd feel a lot better about stirring the pot if 20% of respondents hadn't said "Not a chance, it's a stop on the way to homoville". . .", "celebrity journalist" Bruce Bibby who sometimes writes under the pen-name Ted Casablanca has asked Bi Now, Gay Later? Do you think true bisexuality actually exists? And to add insult to injury he goes on to give as the only possible choices:

o Not a chance, it's a stop on the way to homoville.
o Sure, I'm a little Anne Heche. I've experimented with both sexes.
o Angelina Jolie dabbled with a woman and found her way to Brad Pitt. Works for me.

or as "out & proud" Sheela Lambert notes ". . . there is one for haters and two for heteroflexible girls. I don't want to sign up as either an experimenter or dating a girl until I meet the right guy. I have been out as bi for over 30 years and have dated both guys, women and transgender people"

Matt Goodman, the Executive Director of Dallas/Ft Worth BiNet (DFW BiNet) is even less amused by it all and writes: E! Online is conducting a Poll on whether Bisexuality truly exists. This is a pathetic excuse at trying to get public attention. I personally am outraged at this.

Ted Casablanca is a biphobic *!?$!. Asking whether bisexuals exist is like asking if biracial people exist. This is insulting, degrading and his poll is based in hate and misinformation. If Bisexual People do not exist, then how am I alive? Last time I check I am a Bisexual Man . . . I personally think that E! Online should remove this poll from their website. Please write to E! Online and tell them What you think."


If you too are less than thrilled that E! Online and its parent company Comcast thinks that it's OK for their employees to make a joke out of biphobia, prejudice and bigotry don't just complain on LJ, instead please take action and make your voice heard.



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thefayth
15th Oct, 2008 03:24 (UTC)
So I emailed Ted the below. I think it's easy to misread the last option of ending up with Brad Pitt as heteroflexible, perhaps the overall attractive factor of Brad Pitt transcends gender as much as Angelina Jolie's has seemed to. IMHO, Ted was very bi friendly with his publishing my query and a link to the "Words Matter" post by LindaSusan. Humbly submitted, I'd consider that a win and not take part in bashing him for being not as bi friendly the next day as we would have hoped. That said, I do hope the discussion sparks change. As always!
Faith

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Faith <thefayth@gmail.com>
Date: Tue, Oct 14, 2008 at 8:20 PM
Subject: Bi Outrage Oh No, Oh No, Bi Loves Ted!
To: tedc@eonline.com


Sorry that my half hearted attempt to question the lack of "bisexual option" for La Lohan turned some bisexuals on the wrong way.
"or as "out & proud" Sheela Lambert notes ". . . there is one for haters and two for heteroflexible girls. I dont want to sign up as either an experimenter or dating a girl until I meet the right guy. I have been out as bi for over 30 years and have dated both guys, women and transgender people" - Bialogue

So how about it Ted, feel like adding a button? There's No and Maybe, but no definitive Yes is there? Remember we're not exactly a highway from one orientation to the next, but more of a welcome mat of goodness. Step gently?
~Faith
clawbug
15th Oct, 2008 11:52 (UTC)
A bit OT, but I have been very happy about your postings in the communities, and this one sort of triggered me. Do you mind if I friend you?

- Lars, fellow bi activist
bialogue
15th Oct, 2008 19:24 (UTC)
that's great, we've friended you

you know we are a bisexual/pansexual political action group so we WANT more people to join and work on theses issues
(Anonymous)
13th Mar, 2009 13:56 (UTC)
On a related note, has anyone seen and commented on the supposedly LGBT-friendly Tyra Banks' recent online poll? It's under the wonderfully bi-positive headline "Bisexuality: Real or Bogus?"

http://tyrashow.warnerbros.com/2009/01/bisexuality_real_or_bogus_1.php

With "friends" like these...
bialogue
16th Mar, 2009 07:24 (UTC)
thank you, it has been included in this post:

Biphobia Alerts: Two separate incidents to deal with
http://bialogue.livejournal.com/29920.html
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