Happy Birthday Mia! _ September 1st 1985
Ochs and Preble’s photo was used nationally and they were labeled a lesbian couple repeatedly, even by The Washington Post,to which they gave an exclusive interview headlined, “A Carefully Considered Rush to the Altar: Lesbian Pair Wed After 7 Years Together.” The pair quickly became poster children for “gay marriage.” The problem? Ochs not only identifies as bisexual but is a renowned bisexual activist.
“To me personally, it matters because one of the challenges of identifying as bisexual is dealing with repeated erasure,” Ochs says. "My identity is hard-won — I worked very hard and for a very long time to come to a place of comfort and pride about who I am, and it matters to me that people see me accurately.”What happened to Ochs is more than just a useful anecdote for her talks all over the country about bisexual erasure. It’s an example of how bisexuals are left out of marriage even when fighting for it on the front lines.[read more … but be aware of terrible people in the comment section]
robynochs is one of my heroes… she helped me understand that being bisexual is just as valid as any other letter in LGBT….
yep the comments are horrendous! and they have been getting worse and worse thru the entire series It seems like the more popular Advocate Magazine writer (and out bisexual person) Eliel Cruz gets, the bigger the backlash against him as well as the bisexual community. Now they have even started attacking him because he is out, proud and religious!
Really LGbt Community (because face it, how many straight people read and comment to the Advocate) did you Have to go there?
imagine if mike brown’s family had considered deleting their son’s social media before the media got to it
that would turn heads
"what are they trying to hide?"
"a teenager with no internet profile? seems fishy"
"did he keep a low profile because he was in a gang?"
but no one thinks its weird that darren wilson’s internet EVERYTHING seems to have magically vanished
when I say “everything is better with lesbians” I don’t mean grossly over sexualized lesbians who just do the nasty all the time to please straight men I mean cute girls having adventures together and falling in love and giving cute kisses and having cute cuddle sessions or badass girls having adventures and kicking bad guy ass and falling in love with each other