Interview: Gloria Jackson-Nefertiti

Interview: Gloria Jackson-Nefertiti

We speak with Gloria Jackson-Nefertiti about her life, her passions, her cancer journey and her bisexual and polyamorous experience.

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No More Caring What People Think

There are no absolutes in anything

Another link, that relates to her discussion on polyamory, is the 5 Love Languages Profile. It’s a test you can take to find out what makes you feel the most loved in relationships.

And you can visit the artists page who created Mother Africa.

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Mother Africa

 

A link to the New York Times Article Gloria references.

 

Interview: This is “Biscuit” with Lottie Eleanor Rainger-Dingle

Interview: This is "Biscuit" with Lottie Eleanor Rainger-Dingle

We chat with Lottie about her on-line magazine “Biscuit-For girls who love all genders”

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Roundtable 2015 with Kyle Shickner

Roundtable 2015 with Kyle Shickner

We welcome the new year with one of our favorite bi activists and film makers Kyle Shickner!

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Interview: Walter Thomas Beck III

Interview: Walter Thomas Beck III

Becca chats with Walter (our Bi Laureate) on various topics including the power of the written word for the bisexual community. [Read more…]

Announcement

It is with our deepest regret we accept the resignation of Allison Woolbert as co-host. We will continue to support The Trans Violence Tracking Project and the good works they do. Allison’s advocacy for the trans community has been invaluable. Both for the community itself and our show. We will continue our advocacy for the trans community as allies.

Thank you,

Lynnette

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Special Report: Leelah’s Law

Special Report: Leelah's Law

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For Leelah

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The Last Tears Shed: No More Martyrs Blues Pt. IV
(By Walter Beck)

For Leelah Alcorn 1997-2014

Yet another young sister gone too soon
In a flash of desperation.
Another young sister gone too soon
Before her life even began.
Another young sister gone too soon
Nailed to the cross of Christian love.

Her last words to us
Were to fight on
Don’t let me die in vain.

We’re polishing up our marching boots, sister.
We’re dusting off our picket signs, sister.
We’re sharpening up our pens and swords, sister.
We’re ready to fight on;

Fighting to finally end it all,
All the blood spilled and minds wrecked,
Fighting to end the electric wires
And false promises of conversion.
You were never broken, sister;
It’s this world that needed fixing,
Not you.

Oh sister
Unconditional love
Should have kept you here amongst us.
But we know
Unconditional love
Will resurrect you

As we march forward.

Rest angry, Sister Leelah.
Rest defiant, Sister Leelah.
Rest battle ready, Sister Leelah.
Rest in power, Sister Leelah.

Let your blood be the last spilled
Before our last bridge is crossed. [Read more…]

He Tells Her

He Tells Her (for Ruth B.)

He tells her that the Earth is flat -
He knows the facts, and that is that.
In altercations fierce and long
She tries her best to prove him wrong.
Be he has learned to argue well.
He calls her arguments unsound
And often asks her not to yell.
She cannot win. He stands his ground.

The planet goes on being round.

Wendy Cope

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*~*~*HAPPY HOLIDAYS!*~*~*

Happy Holidays from the bicasta

THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT! IT’S BEEN A FANTASTIC YEAR FOR THE BISEXUAL COMMUNITY AND FOR US. WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO WHAT 2015 WILL BRING AND CAN’T WAIT TO SEE WHAT NEW PROGRESS WILL BE MADE!

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A Holiday Message from The BiCast

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I am taking a much-needed break over the holidays. We have been at it pretty hard. I had wanted to do a show on surviving the holidays but will collect interesting links instead. We will resume after January 5th with a show favorite returning! Here is #bicelebhero Crystal Bowersox and her bi coming out song…
http://youtu.be/LkcsTX9FtBU

For many of us the holidays are fraught with pain and loneliness. Those who are out are often shunned and ridiculed at this time by their loved ones. Those who cannot be out often have to endure quite bigoted comments and have to struggle to rise above them.

We encourage everyone for their own emotional well-being to be out. But for some this is not a safe thing to do at this time. So we encourage emotional, physical and financial safety first.

Those who are out and separated from their families, homeless, lonely, know you are loved. Those who can’t be out and are dealing with guilt because of that, you are loved just as much. You may feel less then heroic. Know that by the simple fact you are a survivor you are.

Take comfort in the knowledge you are free of the box. And take pity for those who hurt you because they are so deeply trapped in it.

A friend sent me this. My heart breaks for them.

God, I hate my family sometimes… Here I am fighting off my depression all fucking day, then as soon as I get home, they make me sit with them and “hang out.” As the conversation casually drifted into a transphobic hate speech.

And apparently they have no idea that their son is a closet transgender who has wanted to be a girl his entire life (or at least since he was old enough to understand gender differences).

I can’t talk to them about me being asexual, atheist, or transgender until I’m out from their house. Or about the fact that I need regular therapy and antidepressants just to keep myself sane in this family. If they know about that stuff they’ll fuck up my life.

It’s sad. I can be so active for the community away from them, but I can’t even come out myself for anything about who I am because I’m trapped.

All of this bullshit just makes me want to give up. But I’ve been fighting that for years. At least with the antidepressants I can keep fighting for my sanity.

I had to take a 45 minute nap in my car after class today because I just couldn’t handle much more.”

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(posted with their permission)

Below are some resources that may help you survive these days. We encourage you to join Facebook groups and seek local support. When your family fails you, build your own supportive family.

http://www.translifeline.org/

http://www.thetrevorproject.org/

Are you alone this Christmas or stuck with an unaccepting or bigoted family? Do your family mean well but you just desperately need some time away? We’ve set up a chat on Bitopia for you this Christmas so head on over and say hi.

https://bitopia.org/

http://neutrois.tumblr.com/post/71049500107/knowhomo-happy-holidays-everyone-its-that

https://candiceczubernat.wordpress.com/2014/11/17/surviving-the-holidays/comment-page-1/

https://stimsoup.wordpress.com/2014/12/12/surviving-the-holidays/

http://www.transtherapist.com/adults-transitioning/self-care-tips-surviving-the-holidays

http://www.pdxqcenter.org/home-for-the-holidays-an-lgbt-counselors-guide-to-surviving-the-season/

http://www.examiner.com/article/guide-to-surviving-the-holidays-for-bi-or-lgbt

http://www.out.com/news-opinion/2014/12/24/bisexual-christian-says-jesus-outsider-belongs-lgbt-community-0

https://www.facebook.com/groups/binetusa/

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Happy Holidays from The BiCast

YOU ARE NOT WRONG. YOU ARE NOT BROKEN. YOU ARE NOT ALONE.