Celebrate Bisexuality Day: Important Facts And Inspirational Quotes

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Celebrate Bisexuality Day is observed annually on Sept. 23 to commemorate bisexuality and honor the people who have bravely fought for the rights of the bisexual community.

The day also aims to bring awareness about the facts and struggles the members of the bisexual community go through in their lives.

Bisexuality is described as human sexuality in which a person has both heterosexual and homosexual desires. Simply put, the person is attracted to both the sexes -- one's own and the opposite. 

Bisexual rights activists Wendy Curry, Michael Page and Gigi Raven Wilbur, from the United States, first established Celebrate Bisexuality Day. However, it was officially observed in 1999, by the International Lesbian and Gay Association Conference in Johannesburg, South Africa.


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Some scientific facts about bisexuality:

  • Bisexuality is a valid sexual orientation
  • Many people often misunderstand it as being lesbian or gay
  • Studies have shown that women are more likely to identify as bisexual than men
  • Bisexuals do not necessarily have a higher sex drive than other sexual orientations
  • Being bisexual does not mean the level of attraction to both men are women are the same for the person

Here are some inspirational quotes about bisexuality that will help you understand them better and support them in their struggles. (Courtesy:  Bustle

  1. "To me, it’s not who you love… a man, a woman, what have you… it’s the fact that you love. That is all that truly matters." - Al Pacino.
  2. "While I don't often use the word, the technically precise term for my orientation is bisexual. I believe bisexuality is not a choice, it is a fact. What I have 'chosen' is to be in a gay relationship." - Cynthia Nixon
  3. "I don't believe that if I came out as bisexual the world will change. But it's really important for people to be truthful about who they are and fight for equality. We need to help the world usher itself into the next phase." - Olivia Thereby.
  4. "Do not start. Do not blush. Let us admit in the privacy of our own society that these things sometimes happen. Sometimes women do like women." - Virginia Woolf.
  5. “The world is so obsessed with defining sexuality for everyone and attaching labels to it. Any time any person openly leaves the sexual norm, their sexuality becomes, more often than not, the absolute defining characteristic of that person. It becomes the first thing people think about, and often the first thing they mention. Every other part of that person all but disappears.” -Dan Pearce.
  6. "Remember, bisexuality doesn't mean halfway between gay and straight. It is its own identity."- Evan Rachel Wood.
  7. "Amazing how the eye and skin color come in many shades yet many think sexuality is just gay or straight." - DaShanne Stokes.
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