Queer Voices

People Who Identify As Bisexual Share Photos Of Themselves For #WhatBiLooksLike

Though queer people are gaining more and more visibility in mainstream media and society, that doesn't mean that the images we're presented with are always accurate or representative of who we really are and how we live our lives. And sometimes we're still disappointingly absent, especially when it comes to certain subsections of our community.

Case in point: The dearth of images that authentically capture what it means to be bisexual. All too often bisexual people see themselves, their lives and their experiences questioned, invalidated and erased, both by mainstream society and also by other queers. Bi people are told that they "don't really exist" or that they're "greedy" or "just can't make up their minds." But we know none of that is true.

So, thanks to the hashtag #WhatBiLooksLike, we're hoping to challenge and help change all of that. Feast your eyes on the beautiful folks who offered up a shot of themselves (it's an understatement to say we're overwhelmed and inspired by the INCREDIBLE response we got!) and if you want to be part of this stunning group, tweet your own photo using #WhatBiLooksLike.

Must love birds #whatbilookslike pic.twitter.com/XvJr3yooha

— Kaitlyn (@MagiciaMaria) August 11, 2014

@huffpostgay Bi at the beach #whatbilookslike pic.twitter.com/coyvGnoUGR

— Jessica Rose Horner (@JessicaRosePlym) August 11, 2014

There are definitely bi guys #whatbilookslike @huffpostgay pic.twitter.com/ekXy9jx1o6

— Todays BANGERZ!!!!! (@Slay_PDub_Slay) August 12, 2014

For @HuffingtonPost in case you were wondering #whatbilookslike (at work anyway) pic.twitter.com/Jiydfv1cWX

— Stephanie Rose (@IAmRobotEye) August 12, 2014

#whatbilookslike yup. Sorry, Hollywood, it's not all tall, thin and tan. It's being a person. pic.twitter.com/agbkSxjpVH

— Cíara Molloy (@ciaragemmam) August 12, 2014

.@huffpostgay #whatbilookslike me raging against erasure and biphobia. pic.twitter.com/JFHBNz31G2

— ELIEL CRUZ (@elielcruz) August 12, 2014

Did you know more people identify as bisexual than gay or lesbian? I am #whatbilookslike pic.twitter.com/qVnwU8kBDi

— Liz Shenaut (@LizShenaut) August 12, 2014

#whatbilookslike

— Divine Keeylen (@DivineKeeylen91) August 13, 2014

#whatbilookslike in black & white. Because visibility is important and this tag needs more love. @huffpostgay pic.twitter.com/vLSpfrMm7o

— Nicole (@nicole_gary) August 13, 2014

I really like how many bi characters have been on tv shows like #OITNB and #HouseofCards lately. #whatbilookslike pic.twitter.com/Oezowlh8W2

— Dee Quinn (@imoshedinheels) August 13, 2014

#whatbilookslike Wide eyed and excited about life! ♡ pic.twitter.com/KsCSiJLByf

— Chelle (@BiWritingLife) August 13, 2014

@huffpostgay it looks happy :) #whatbilookslike pic.twitter.com/9MSt9jt6mY

— Stacey Duncan (@fnygrrl) August 14, 2014

#whatbilookslike Autoimmune problems,so I'm in hospital a lot of the time. But I try my best and I'm a top student. ✌ pic.twitter.com/ElMAq0K2dw

— ✥Danielle Sky Zsebe✥ (@DefiledRose) August 14, 2014

#WhatBiLooksLike I love this post!! Thank you @HuffingtonPost @huffpostgay for starting this campaign pic.twitter.com/RnmUnW10Sm

— taryn smith (@Taryn__1) August 16, 2014

— Jaime Chandra (@jaimechandra)