By Martha Hardy
"We can't save lives alone, and I'm proud we have amazing gay, lesbian, transgender, queer, ace, intersex, and heterosexual allies who stand with us and against every stupid myth, stereotype, and slight against complex sexualities. Together we're fighting against a monosexist society that would call for bisexuals to "come out," and then close the gates to desperately-needed resources when they do. Bisexual resources and support opportunities still need to be created at nearly every major LGBT organization, and doing so will ensure bisexual people won't continue to face immediate sexual assault, stigma, and suicidality upon disclosing they are bisexual."
"Having frank conversations about acephobia, biphobia, transphobia, racism, sexism, ableism, ageism, and classism are necessary in order to keep our entire community safe and whole, even if inclusive language is sometimes unfamiliar and suspiciously lacking in cynicism. Sexual and gender minority movements have never had a "more perfect union," but we can still build one on the backs of our collected strength."
"How I got up there onstage with President Obama last week is also the story of how I survived growing up black, broke, and bisexual. It's the tale of how I got up from thinking I was alone and never at home in the world, let alone at home with a word that described my own community. And it's another step in the nearly fifty years of modern bisexual history that belongs to us all.
When I stood by the president, I did not stand alone. My community stood with me."