Bisexuality and Fandom

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Synonyms: bi
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Bisexuality is a sexual orientation in which a person feels sexual attraction to more than one gender/sex of people.[1][2][3]

Bisexual Characters

Books

  • In the Animorphs YA series, Marco was hinted to be bisexual, and coauthor Michael Grant confirmed they had feared that publishers or networks would not allow an explicitly bi character at the time the series was coming out.[4][5]
  • Jake from Warrior Cats is implied to be bisexual. He has fathered children with two different female cats, and co-author Kate Cary has stated that she views Jake’s relationship with Tallstar as romantic, although the series’s publisher considers them simply good friends.[6]

TV

Film

Video Games

History of the Genre

Discourse and Meta

Controversies

When NPCs in video games can be romanced by a protagonist regardless of the protagonist character's gender, this is sometimes deemed "Playersexuality" and has been criticized as poor representation.[15][16]

Biphobia in Fandom

Example Fanworks

Zines

Fanart

Communities & Resources

References

  1. ^ "The Bisexuality Report: Bisexual inclusion in LGBT equality and diversity" (PDF). Centre for Citizenship, Identity and Governance, The Open University. 2012. Retrieved 8 January 2020. Bisexuality generally refers to having attraction to more than one gender. 
  2. ^ Flanders, Corey E. (March 15, 2017). "Under the Bisexual Umbrella: Diversity of Identity and Experience". Journal of Bisexuality. Retrieved 8 January 2020. Bisexuality as a single identity encompasses so many different meanings and attractions and behaviors for people who explicitly identify as bisexual. The general identity definition most commonly used, attraction to more than one gender, then leaves room for the multitudinous expressions of that identity. 
  3. ^ "What is Bisexuality?". Full Read. Retrieved 8 January 2020. Bisexuality is a dynamic spectrum that includes all sexuality that isn't limited to one sex. 
  4. ^ https://twitter.com/MichaelGrantBks/status/667531031130411010?s=20
  5. ^ https://twitter.com/MichaelGrantBks/status/662056455348948992?s=20
  6. ^ Cary, Kate (29 July, 2015). “Inside my head, they are a couple. Inside the publisher’s head they are Just Good Friends. Inside your head they can be whatever you want them to be. That’s the great thing about having your own head. 😀”. Retrieved 21 May 2021.
  7. ^ u/yokartikdahaneler (22 July 2017). "On Korra's (and Asami's) sexual orientation". r/korrasami. Retrieved 5 January 2021. 
  8. ^ Jackman, Josh (1 October 2018). "The Good Place star reveals that Eleanor is 'super bisexual'". PinkNews. Retrieved 3 February 2021. 
  9. ^ Philip Sledge, "The Owl House's Luz Noceda: The Story Behind Disney's First Bisexual Lead Character", CinemaBlend, September 26, 2020
  10. ^ Jordan Mendoza, "Tom Hiddleston's Loki confirmed as Marvel's first bisexual lead character", USA Today, June 24, 2021
  11. ^ Shannon Lewis, "The DCEU's Harley Quinn Is Bisexual - Is She In The Comics?", Screenrant, February 22, 2020
  12. ^ Wright, Steve (14 June 2018). "Assassin's Creed Odyssey gay, lesbian, straight, bisexual, asexual relationships are possible". Stevivor. Retrieved 5 January 2021. 
  13. ^ “Hella talk: an interview with Ashly Burch on Chloe Price, queerness & ‘Life is Strange’”. Femhype. Published 27 October 2015. Retrieved 21 May 2021.
  14. ^ Jasmine Henry, "Supergiant Games Roguelike 'Hades' Has a Bisexual Protagonist, J Station X, March 27, 2019
  15. ^ Cole, Alayna (27 September 2017). "Avoiding the avoidable: Why 'optional' queer content isn't solving the diversity problem (and how to fix this)". Gamasutra.com. Retrieved 12 March 2021. 
  16. ^ Solar, By Arin (3 March 2021). "Are Player-Based Romances in RPGs Representation?". Game Rant. Retrieved 12 March 2021. 


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