Salute to bi men everywhere
I think it’s fair to say bisexuality in men is rarely talked about. If you identify as bisexual, you essentially have to do a “double coming out,” to both LGBTQ and non-LGBTQ communities. Many times, the ones that fall on this spectrum decide to stay in the closet due to the ostracizing that comes with it.
But, bi people are here and have been here for ages. This week, it’s time you say their name.
This week marks the beginning of Bisexual Awareness Week, leading up to Celebrating Bisexuality Day on Sept. 23. Now, we here at GPB support our bi community, every single day, but this week we’re giving them that extra bit of love.
We are also giving you our top five bisexual celebs that you need to be drooling over.
That's a WRAP! Feeling full and exhausted in a good way and proud to finish up season one of Gone. I realized it is my first wrap day, as I generally get killed off of or mysteriously disappear from TV shows, and I gotta say, this is the way to do it. So much love and satisfaction in the air here. Now to share it with the world!
Actor Andy Mientus has been very open with his bisexualiy throughout the years. The Flash actor and Broadway star, posted old writings from his younger closeted self on Instagram yesterday. He used this as a time to not only celebrate bisexuality awareness, but to also encourage others to celebrate who they are.
“People doubt my identity every day, to my face and behind my back, but I don’t mind. It’s not theirs, it’s mine, and no one can take it from me. If it’s yours too, know that. Happy #BiWeek, brave souls,” wrote Mientus.
Actor Alan Cumming married his husband Grant Shaffer in 2012. However, the Tony award-winning star is very candid about his bisexuality. Back in 2014, ‘The Good Wife,’ actor sat down with Instinct magazine to discuss his journey.
“I have a healthy sexual appetite and a healthy imagination,” Cumming told the magazine. “I still define myself as a bisexual even though I have chosen to be with Grant. I’m sexually attracted to the female form even though I am with a man and I just feel that bisexuals have a bad rap.”
Billie Joe Armstrong
Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong doesn’t like to put himself in boxes. The singer, when talking about his sexuality to Out magazine in 2010, relayed how he likes to stay under the radar, to keep his wife happy.
‘I don’t really classify myself as anything. And when it comes to sex, there are parts of me that are very shy and conservative. I want to respect my wife. My wife Googled “Billie Joe Armstrong bisexual” [and] she’s like, “Yeah, there are about 20 pictures of you kissing different guys,” Armstrong said.
— HipHopDX (@HipHopDX) September 11, 2017
Grammy-award winner Frank Ocean told the world of his sexuality while promoting his debut album “Channel Orange,” in 2012. The Thinking Bout You singer, penned a heartfelt letter to his Tumblr page, describing a past summer romance he had with a man.
“4 Summers ago, I met somebody. I was 19 years old. He was too. We spent that Summer and the Summer after, together … Everyday almost. And on the days we were together, time would glide … Sleep I would often share with him. By the time I realized I was in love, it was malignant,” the singer wrote.
Rapper Taylor Bennett, the brother of Chance the Rapper, came out to the public earlier this year. The musician made a ‘coming out’ post on Twitter, the day before his 21st birthday, expressing his support for the LGBTQ community.
“Growing up I’ve always felt indifferent about my sexuality & being attracted 2 one sex & today I would like to openly come out to my fans. I do recognize myself as a bisexual male & do & have always openly supported the gay community & will keep doing so in 2017. #ThankYou,” he wrote.