DANICA TANJUTCO


Bi.

During the last decade, the LBGTQ+ community has witnessed a series of progressive actions that has led to broader acceptance throughout the United States. However, there remains a frontier of regressive ideals proposed by conservative lawmakers to stall protections. In that regard, the LGBTQ+ community continues to fight for their right to exist freely in a world that stresses heteronormativity and cisgenderism.

Despite this shared struggle, the LGBTQ+ community faces several internal conflicts, which are often not talked about. One of those issues is the prevalent biphobia. Biphobia is defined as an aversion towards bisexuality and/or people who identify as bisexual. While it is a given that bisexual people face as much discrimination from heterosexual people as lesbians, gay men, transgender, and non-binary people, despite bisexuality being a prominent letter in the LGBTQ+ acronym, biphobia becomes a bigger discussion when a community that should to provide support, excludes them instead.