Skip to comments.Berkeley lawmakers recognize Bisexual Pride Day
Posted on 09/18/2012 8:52:07 PM PDT by Hunton Peck
Berkeley on Tuesday became what is thought to be the nation's first city to officially proclaim a day recognizing bisexuals, a sexual minority that often complains of being derided as sexually confused fence-sitters.
The City Council unanimously and without discussion declared Sept. 23 as Bisexual Pride and Bi Visibility Day. Since 1999, bisexual activists have claimed the date to celebrate their community, and bisexual pride events routinely are held in Los Angeles, Boston, Chicago and other cities...
Berkeley, however, is believed to be the first U.S. city where a government body has taken the extra step of to formally acknowledge the day...
Councilman Kriss Worthington introduced the resolution, telling his colleagues ahead of Tuesday night's meeting that it was important for the city to support an occasion "conceived as a response to the prejudice and marginalization of the bisexual persons by some in both the straight and greater LGBT communities."
The Williams Institute, a think tank at the University of California, Los Angeles, devoted to the study of sexual orientation and the law, estimates that more than 4 million Americans identify as bisexual...
Some bisexuals nevertheless say they feel overlooked or misunderstood, frequently finding themselves portrayed in popular culture as the punch lines of jokes or pathological. And while bisexuals are part of the acronym that makes up the LGBT rainbow, some activists protest that gays are some of their harshest critics.
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I am getting an error message when I click on either link you provided. Based on the headline, I want to vomit.
Do you have an additional one?
Fence-sitters could become the next little-understood and derided subcategory of the sexually oppressed worthy of their own day.
What is a sexually confused fence?
(The link I posted with the excerpt is still working for me. Dunno what the problem is, but this is the second time that’s happened with a hosted.ap link.)
After the bisexuals, there are the trisexuals.
as in ‘Try anything sexual!”
Bi-curious pride day?
“Say it loud: ‘Indecisive and proud!’”
P1: So, I hear you'll try anything sexual.
P2: That's right! Why, do you got something new?
P1: Sure do.
*P1 hands P2 a pill*
P2: What's this?
P2: But that's not...
Ok, so I'm a horrible person for thinking that's amusing...
How long until there is an “Asexual Pride Day”.
So....This is what’s going to happen? We’re really going to end up with a special day of honor for every single different way people use their sex organs?
I guess Berkley has a lot of biphobes living there.
Too much tension between voluntary celibates and involuntary celibates?
So far, they don’t seem to be all that keen on abstinence, but ya never know...
If someone claims to be an active bisexual, doesn’t that logically mean the person is not monogamous? And I thought that the whole gay marriage push was not in any way going to lead to group marriage or anything like that? You know, aren’t they stressing the monogamy of same sex marriage?
Check out the two little kids along the fence seeing this sick bastard ride by in some LGBT parade.
Not if they're married to a half man, half woman transgendered.
So when’s the “Goat and Sheep Pride Day”?
I can’t keep up with the modern world. Can I be reborn in a different century?
One reason they are perceived as confused is the term “bisexual” itself. Maybe if we called them “pansexual,” which might also be more accurate, people would get the point.
On the bright side, each new day sounds funny enough to slap us back into reality. Bi Pride certainly reminded me how vain is Gay Pride.
What all these things basically come down to is making people who got drunk and did something stupid feel good about themselves. That’s kinda the whole Democrat platform.
A bit like visiting the zoo, isn’t it? I suppose a parent could explain it similar to a blue butt baboon? They can be quite shocking, too.
Why do they even bother with rating movies and such when this can happen on a public street?
Indeed. Take that away from them and what would the Democrats have?
But then the kid will go to school and hear from someone like Obama's former "Safe School Car", Kevin Jennings, that it's perfectly normal to have sex with blue butt baboons.
Obama's (former) "Safe School Czar" Kevin
"use a condom" Jennings
From the Washington Times...
EDITORIAL: At the president's pleasure
'Safe school czar' encouraged child sex with an older man
September 28, 2009
A teacher was told by a 15-year-old high school sophomore that he was having homosexual sex with an "older man." At the very least, statutory rape occurred. Fox News reported that the teacher violated a state law requiring that he report the abuse. That former teacher, Kevin Jennings, is President Obama's "safe school czar". It's getting hard to keep track of all of this president's problematic appointments. Clearly, the process for vetting White House employees has broken down.
In this one case in which Mr. Jennings had a real chance to protect a young boy from a sexual predator, he not only failed to do what the law required but actually encouraged the relationship.
According to Mr. Jennings' own description in a new audiotape discovered by Fox News, the 15-year-old boy met the "older man" in a "bus station bathroom" and was taken to the older man's home that night. When some details about the case became public, Mr. Jennings threatened to sue another teacher who called his failure to report the statutory rape "unethical." Mr. Jennings' defenders asserted that there was no evidence that he was aware the student had sex with the older man.
However, the new audiotape contradicts this claim. In 2000, Mr. Jennings gave a talk to the Iowa chapter of the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network, an advocacy group that promotes homosexuality in schools. On the tape, Mr. Jennings recollected that he told the student to make sure "to use a condom" when he was with the older man. That he actively encouraged the relationship is reinforced by Mr. Jennings' own description in his 1994 book, "One Teacher in 10." In that account, the teacher boasts how he allayed the student's concerns about the relationship to such a degree that the 15-year-old "left my office with a smile on his face that I would see every time I saw him on the campus for the next two years, until he graduated."
Mr. Jennings' denials about these events reveal a lack of remorse. He has not admitted that he made mistakes in this case, and he now refuses to answer any questions about the scandal. Don't forget, this is a presidential appointee we're talking about. Mr. Obama should make clear what his standards are for public servants serving at the pleasure of the president. Encouraging and covering up man-boy sexual activity are serious offenses. The White House should force Mr. Jennings to come clean.
In many cases, for most of their adult lives they did the 'something stupid', drunk or sober.
I thought they were born that way? So they are now born both ways? I’m confused.
Sodomites are a screwy bunch.
Oh dear heavens...
Even though the B in that acronym is supposed to stand for bisexual . . . aint that hilarious? Very vicious people, they really are.
So not even the LGBT communities are tolerant enough to keep up
If he also screws dogs, does that make him a trisexual?
Should make for a big turnout of Groinal-Americans...
And the Normal-Phobic...
Pole sitters is more like it.
Sexually confused or just confused?
Oh the oppression! Maybe they should move to Iran, where the “tolerant” live—rather than the hyperconservative People’s Republic of Berkeley.
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