"I think it's time for a fourth wave of the LGBTI movement (with the
homophile movement, lesgay liberation, and queer/ACT-UP politics being the
first three). Doesn't a movement that is centered around (in no particular
order) trans/intersexed/bisexual rights, queer youth issues, third wave
feminism, disability rights, racial/ethnic/cultural diversity,
self-defense and self-awareness, defining our own queer sexualities, not
being so fucking assimilationist, and overcoming abuse and shame - by and
for the people who are living and/or sharing in those experiences - sound
Here are a few initial thoughts:
Learning from the bisexual community. The thing that amazes me
bisexuals is that they don't tend to waste their time trying to decide who
is and isn't legitimate, unlike many of their monosexual counterparts. If
anything, I think the bisexual community is probably one of the most
mature communities within the LGBTI umbrella, as bi and pansexed people
don't seem to spend endless hours trying to decide who is a "real"
lesbian, gay man, transsexual, or transgender or intersexed person, opting
instead to focus on being themselves and reclaiming their own sexualities.
Gee. Imagine that."
-- Liby S.