I really need to update my dictionary. I’m going to add every variation of cis since I get asked about that often. Does anyone have any suggestion on words I use a lot or concepts we talk about that some people might not understand or know about?
Bisexual! here is how historically the bisexual community actually defines itself … a “cute”twitter-ish version:
Bisexuals = people who ♥ People of Same Gender as themselves + ♥ People of Different Genders/Gender Presentations from themselves
the longer more formal definition of bisexual:
Bisexuals are people with the inborn capacity to form enduring physical, romantic, (some include spiritual) and/or emotional attractions to:
(1) those of the same gender as themselves
(2) those of different genders/gender presentations from themselves
There may be an individual attraction for one gender or gender presentation which can also be fluid and changeable over time.
Bisexuality is not synonymous with being polyamorous, (some include “or promiscuous”). Individual bisexual people may be celibate, asexual, monogamous or non-monogamous just as individual straight, lesbian or gay people can be.
No matter what the gender/gender presentation of the person they are partnered with, bisexual people remain bisexual. They do not suddenly switch orientation as if by magic when they enter into a relationship.
And just (re)posted, here is the Actual Etymology of the word. All that must be“cishomonormative 50%/50% only!” stuff is a very recent (almost a backronym) invented by those who did not actually know and probably didn’t really like bisexual people.