© 2014, Ilknur Kocer
Pride of King’s Landing by Anthony Petrie
Signed and numbered limited edition of 100 available at Gallery 1988.
Long live the King.
After doing extensive research on studies comparing the welfare of bisexual people to those of monosexual people, I have come to the conclusion that the majority of negative statistics about LGB people (higher rates of abuse, rape, suicide, depression, poverty, etc.) are overwhelmingly skewed by the inclusion of bisexual people.
When you actually separate them out from gay and lesbian people, gay and lesbian people’s percentages for negative experiences are much closer to that of straight people’s than they are to bisexual people’s. So those high bullying and suicide rates and many other things you hear about - that’s mostly bisexual people.
Worse, in many cases, there are no statistics for bisexual men because their existence is largely questioned or ignored. In fact, Northwestern University conducted a study in 2009 on whether or not bisexual men even exist.
And yet Big Gay Inc + Friends continue to fundraise on this data and not distribute the funding proportionally by actual need or by actual population proportion of the LGBTQ Community population. Or in plain english, bisexual groups + projects get pretty much ZERO funding + programs. Fancy That! *sarcasm*and PS: No, this in not because "bisexuals are screwed up and confused".
It’s because bisexual people suffer greatly from something called minority stress. Because even though bisexual and trans/gender variant (frequently one and the same BTW) people helped found and build what is now know as the LGBTQ Community, they are still treated as second-class citizens by the mainstream gay/lesbian community as well as by the dominant straight culture which discriminates against ALL people who are not cisgender heteronormative.
venezuelan poodle moth
cutest little creature I’ve ever seen ^-^
✧ open your third eye ✧