In the video, a line of young people get questioned, judged and grilled – by someone who goes on to guess their sexuality. The challenge to work out who is bisexual, and you might be surprised which of the line-up are:
The video is designed to challenge people’s stereotypes about what bisexual people look like. But it also discusses common misconceptions and labels that the bi people face.
Going beyond bisexual, it also looks at bi+ identities too like pansexuality. The literal definition of being pan is sexual or romantic attraction to two sexes. Similar to bisexual, but it goes beyond that to people of any sex or gender identity. So really it’s about falling in love with personality instead.
Bi activist and host of the panel at National Student Pride, Lewis Oakley says this video shows exactly why bisexuals deserve better from the LGBT community:
‘From spaces to meet one another, bi inclusive media output and even official representatives who look after the needs of bisexuals.’
The panel will take place on the Gay Star Students stage at the event.
‘Statistically the majority of people in our LGBTI community will be part of the B – bi, queer or pan. But you wouldn’t know it,’ says Gay Star News editor Tris Reid-Smith.
‘They are overlooked by media, government, businesses, charities and organisations – even LGBTI ones. With more and more young people saying they are neither gay or straight, the time to talk about this is now.’
Looking ahead to the National Student Pride Bisexual+ Panel Oakley adds his excitement:
‘It’s an opportunity to discuss our issues and put our heads together to think up some solutions.’