Okay everyone. Do you see this?
Do you see these two words?
They do not mean the same thing.
Can we all decide to stop using “gay” as a synonym for bisexual, since they’re completely different things? Bisexuality is not the same concept as homosexuality, nor is it a subset of it.
like bi erasure is really horrible but I also think the bisexual community can identify as gay??? like if that is the language someone wants to use to define themselves that’s fine… like i understand the sentiment behind this post that it’s very much a full formed identity and should be treated as such but let’s not forget folks on an individual basis that will identify as gay even though they are not a monosexual
that’d be fine if the original article was like, from RL Peter Parker identifying himself as that (which isn’t gonna happen bc, yknow, he’s not real). but it’s not it’s the journalist who is writing the article is using those words interchangeably. not talking about some non monosexual people who identify as gay. we’re talking about the fact that a journalist put ‘spider man gay!!!’ as the headline to probs just grab attention and then acknowledging that Andrew Garfield actually said bi. therefore using the words interchangeably. which isn’t okay.
see also: people/the media do this all the fucking time and it needs to fucking stop.
definitely agree! the media is extremely important and this is an example of erasure and all it does is shape peoples shitty attitudes towards the bi/pan/queer community, however, it was more aimed at the commentary of this post. i don’t necessarily think saying ”stop using ”gay” as a synonym for bisexual” was the best way to get across the sentiment?