Beyond Bisexuality

Presented by Robyn Ochs, long-time activist, and the editor of the anthology "Getting Bi: Voices of Bisexuals Around the World.

October 6 at 4 p.m., Pere Marquette Room, 2201 Kirkhof Center

What does it mean to identify as bisexual (or pansexual or fluid)? What are some of the challenges to recognizing and understanding this often overlooked segment of the LGBTQ community? However you identify, come to this lively and interactive program if you could use some tools for challenging ignorance and biphobia.

Robyn is the editor of the groundbreaking 42-country anthology Getting Bi: Voices of Bisexuals Around the World, editor of the Bi Women newsletter, and co-founder of the Bisexual Resource Center and other bi groups. She has taught several university courses on bisexual identity and spoken at hundreds of colleges, universities, and conferences around the world. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including the National Gay & Lesbian Task Force's Susan J. Hyde Activism Award. Robyn married her long-time partner in Massachusetts on May 17, 2004, the first day it was legal to do so. Learn more about Robyn Ochs and her work at http://www.robynochs.com/

Connections to the Classroom:

Key Ideas: Gender Studies, Identity, LGBT History, Bisexuality History

Biracial, Bicultural, Bisexual: Bisexuality and Multiple Identities
Journal of Bisexuality

Female Bisexuality From Adolescence to Adulthood: Results From a 10-Year Longitudinal Study
Developmental Psychology

American Institute of Bisexuality

Patterned Fluidities: (Re)Imaging the Relationship Between Gender and Sexuality
Sociology

Straight Girls Kissing
American Sociological Association