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[20] Bisexual, Fluid & Pansexual Icons

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Icon: Bisexual - Butterfly in Bisexual Pride Colours Icon: Fluid - Merman Icon: Pansexual - detail  of Statue of Pan Playing Flute (France)


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Icon: Bisexual Pride - Two African Traditional Symbols Icon: Bisexual - Butterfly in Bisexual Pride Colours Icon: Bisexual Pride - Latina Dancer Icon: Vote with the Bisexual Pride Flag Background Icon: Bisexual Pride - Love Is Love Same Sex Marriage Matters
06 07 08 09 10
Icon: Bisexual Pride - African Woman Dancing Icon: Having Our Cake and Eating It Too - Bisexuals Exist Icon: I Go Both Ways in the Bisexual Pride Colours Icon: I LOVE Being Bisexual Icon: Polyamorous Symbol with Bisexual Pride Colours
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Icon: Audre Lorde Quote 'Your silence will not protect you' on Bisexual Pride Background Icon: Bisexuality It's The Real Thing Icon: Fluid Detail of  Nereides by Gaston Bussiere Icon: Fluid - Merman Icon: Fluid - White Haired Mermaid
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Icon: Pansexual - Pan by Thalia Took Icon: Pansexual - Detail of Pan Playing Pipes Icon: Pansexual - Detail of Statue 'The daughter of Pan' by Roland Hinton Perry Icon: Pansexual - detail  of Statue of Pan Playing Flute (France) Icon: UNITY - Keep the 'T' in LGBT Support a Trans-inclusive ENDA


♥ Credit is nice - to nyabn (New York Area Bisexual Network) please
♥ Comments are always welcome - such as what did you take? why did you like that one?
♥ Please don't hotlink - we are poor non-profits *smile*
♥ You can use them as bases if you wish (but not sure it will work with these)



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terry_terrible
20th Apr, 2009 02:39 (UTC)
Oh I really like the unity one. Thanks.
bialogue
20th Apr, 2009 02:49 (UTC)
glad you do

that is the bi/fluid/pan community's semi-official "Keep the 'T' in LGBT: Support a Trans-inclusive ENDA" graphic made into an Icon - it comes in larger sizes too if you ever want it
sistercarrion
20th Apr, 2009 02:41 (UTC)
These are wonderful! Am taking some of the Pan and Fluid ones. Will credit when used. Ta!
bialogue
20th Apr, 2009 02:45 (UTC)
great, glad you like them
rainboigrl
20th Apr, 2009 03:03 (UTC)
These are awesome! I snagged the I Go Both Ways Icon and will credit! Thank you :)
bialogue
20th Apr, 2009 03:12 (UTC)
great, glad you found something you like
aligning_stars
20th Apr, 2009 04:04 (UTC)
i really love the fluid icons. will definitely credit. :)
bialogue
20th Apr, 2009 04:14 (UTC)
people from binet usa, nyabn + bialogue (which are groups for the ENTIRE bi/fluid/pan community) noticed a lack of fluid and pansexual ones
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bialogue
20th Apr, 2009 04:58 (UTC)
ummm, huh? I looked it up on google and it looks like when teenage girls want to claim an alternative sexuality when they are straight as an arrow.

well that is just about the same definition they give for bisexuality in general and also quite a few lesbian who are under a certain age so I guess it doesn't surprise me

it's just a way some queer people describe their sexuality, for example as you can see from their photos, when AMBI marches in the LA Pride Parade in West Hollywood, their contingent sign reads bisexual/fluid and they also have some nice definitions you can look at

Also you can see the discussion about how people identify inside of the greater bisexual/fluid/pansexual community by looking at some of the comments on the BiNet USA Facebook Group:

Bisexual Fluid Pansexual Omnisexual Hetro/Homo-flexible or "no boxes please" What do YOU call yourself and why?



justcallmejust
20th Apr, 2009 06:18 (UTC)
Thankyou so much for sharing these! I love them. :)
bialogue
20th Apr, 2009 15:54 (UTC)
Yay! So glad you came by, (you always worry when you put icons out, what if no one like them?)
erastes
20th Apr, 2009 10:47 (UTC)
Taken 17 - thank you!
bialogue
20th Apr, 2009 16:13 (UTC)
hello erastes, thank you for your leadership in the #amazonfail contretemps

There will be more Pan stuff coming, though god/ess only knows when it will be finished! People are trying to find some good pictures of Pan and Daphnis for example.
marsianka_selma
20th Apr, 2009 16:01 (UTC)
luv your "fluid" icons! Tnx a lot!
bialogue
20th Apr, 2009 16:18 (UTC)
thank you, there is a real lack of those isn't there, more should be coming
marsianka_selma
20th Apr, 2009 18:34 (UTC)
oh, sorry, I forgot to credit, now done :)
bialogue
20th Apr, 2009 18:40 (UTC)
no problem and don't know if it is visible at the size it is, but that is a totally HOTT Merman in the picture (Mermen are also sadly under-represented in most art/graphics, LOL!)
queerunity
20th Apr, 2009 18:08 (UTC)
awesome
thanks for this, reposted on my blog
bialogue
20th Apr, 2009 18:20 (UTC)
Re: awesome
way cool!! thank you
(Anonymous)
20th Apr, 2009 22:32 (UTC)
Could someone please explain to me exactly what 'fluid' entails? I've heard this term used but can't find any clear-cut definition. Does it refer to fluid sexuality in relation to gender? If so, what is the difference between 'fluid' and pansexual? Please excuse my ignorance on this.
bialogue
20th Apr, 2009 23:24 (UTC)
Could someone please explain to me exactly what 'fluid' entails? I've heard this term used but can't find any clear-cut definition. Does it refer to fluid sexuality in relation to gender? If so, what is the difference between 'fluid' and pansexual? Please excuse my ignorance on this.

Oh dear, I just saw one in passing but now I'm not sure where it went. Did you see the Bi Dictionary page on Los Angeles's bi/fluid/queer group AMBI's website as mentioned to sheena_bandy above? A lot of it does have to do with the fact that strict gender roles are dissolving in some places. For example in the US and other Western Nations there is this article just pointed out on the "Bi Muslims" ListServ:

Young adults 'don't want to be defined by gender, orientation'
http://www.usatoday.com/news/health/2009-04-19-family-conference_N.htm
c_korone
20th Apr, 2009 23:09 (UTC)
Lovely! I'm taking 13 and 18, will credit!
bialogue
20th Apr, 2009 23:28 (UTC)
wonderful and thank you so much for telling us which ones you like, it's always interesting to know

did you notice they are both details from classical works of the late 19th and early 20th century? on a lot of browsers when you run your cursor over them the actual attributions will come up
c_korone
20th Apr, 2009 23:29 (UTC)
Yes I did notice! And that's one thing I especially liked about them. :)
bialogue
20th Apr, 2009 23:36 (UTC)
Oh yes, I see - just noticed YOUR Userpics, LOL!

Isn't it annoying when you see a great icon made from something and it has changed hands so many times you can't find any info the maker put in on it's origins so you can't go see more of their works?
c_korone
20th Apr, 2009 23:38 (UTC)
True, that. I have some such icons saved on my computer, but not in my LJ, not sure if I should use them LOL
bialogue
20th Apr, 2009 23:46 (UTC)
I saw someone who has solved that problem by mentioning that they don't know who they were made by or what they came form and asking for people to tell them, in their Userpic Comments Field
c_korone
20th Apr, 2009 23:46 (UTC)
And that makes total sense. :)
bialogue
20th Apr, 2009 23:49 (UTC)
I thought so too *smile*
erinya
21st Apr, 2009 03:59 (UTC)
Took Audre Lorde. Thankee!
bialogue
21st Apr, 2009 17:45 (UTC)
an "oldie but goodie" and SO appropriate for so many occasions/posts!
pikake
21st Apr, 2009 05:57 (UTC)
i am taking 15. thanks!
bialogue
21st Apr, 2009 17:49 (UTC)
thanks for telling us which one you like, it's always interesting to know what resonated with who
saerundis
21st Apr, 2009 22:26 (UTC)
Taking a bunch, will credit!!! Thanks SO much, I was just searching everywhere last week for some bi/pan/fluid icons and couldn't find much.
bialogue
21st Apr, 2009 23:02 (UTC)
and we have a new one now we are using, see the next article:

[USA] three new thought-provoking articles on current ideas of gender, sexuality and identity, same credit if you like it

and yours is very nice too did I see it over on pagan_icons?

Edited at 2009-04-21 23:03 (UTC)
(Anonymous)
22nd Apr, 2009 11:29 (UTC)
I took the Audre Lorde one!
I loved the Audre icon! That quote has haunted me ever since I saw it a couple of years ago. Back then I wasn't bisexual and I didn't know who Audre Lorde was, I just saw her words on a bumper sticker. So I applied her quote to a lot of different examples to see if it held true. Like most quotes, it contains both truth and lie depending on the situation, but I think in reference to activism, it's very true. Thank you for making these!
bialogue
22nd Apr, 2009 20:25 (UTC)
Re: I took the Audre Lorde one!
Thank you for making these!

You are most welcome. You make them and YOU like them and put them out there never knowing what will happen. It is gratifying and interesting to know that people like them and also which ones and why.

It seems to me that Audre Lorde's quote speaks to the same concepts as the famous quote from an anti-Nazi Pastor in WWII Germany:

"In Germany, they came first for the Communists, And I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Communist;
And then they came for the trade unionists, And I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a trade unionist;
And then they came for the Jews, And I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Jew;
And then . . . they came for me . . . And by that time there was no one left to speak up."


zeroambi
22nd Apr, 2009 13:12 (UTC)
Took #12 and #17 and ran away with them. Thanks for sharing.
zeroambi
22nd Apr, 2009 13:14 (UTC)
And #7 too! I like me some cake. :P
bialogue
22nd Apr, 2009 20:49 (UTC)
you know there is an interesting story behind that Cake, It is based on the one used in a silent protest in California when all the leading mainstream L+G Groups were working on same sex marriage (the ultimately unsuccessful push for Prop-8) and while all the bi/fluid/pan groups and people were a BIG part of that push . . . people were volunteering, people were giving money, people who had married their same-sex partners during the brief "Prague Spring" were worried about having THEIR marriages invalidated too . . . and yet . . . somehow the dreaded "B" word (or the "F" word or the "P" word) never passed ther lips . . . unless (of course!) they wanted our part of the LGBT community to give money or work for them.
bialogue
22nd Apr, 2009 20:28 (UTC)
glad you like them and thank you explaining which ones, it is always so interesting to know
j_ninjacat
12th May, 2009 09:33 (UTC)
*lurves these* Ganked a bunch! Will credit :D
bialogue
22nd May, 2009 17:34 (UTC)
thank you glad you liked them
adjectivemarcus
21st May, 2009 14:12 (UTC)
Where's the Coke spoof from? Is it available anywhere in a larger resolution?
bialogue
22nd May, 2009 17:36 (UTC)
hello, got the message, that was made by me, you friendly local Icon maker

I can try and do one for you, what size did you have in mind?
kyrina
13th Sep, 2009 21:00 (UTC)
I just found these and took 12, 13, and 14 :D
charsama
19th May, 2010 10:23 (UTC)
Grabbed the merman fluid one. I'm replacing my old one for gender with that one. :)
lexalanelk
11th Jun, 2011 17:16 (UTC)
Awesome icons! I took the "I love being Bisexual" It's awesome. Thanks for sharing.
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