Bis in the Media breaking out all over!
Now 80, he explained he’d spent about fifty years in relationships with women, then happened to end up in long-term relationships with men later in life. His clear use of the “b” word and exploration of how bisexuality is “maligned and misunderstood” and that “you don’t have to be only one thing or another” has probably helped stop that becoming a story of how he was straight-then-gay or the kind of ‘must have been gay all along’ line the papers have taken with people like former MP Ron Davies.
In the inky world of comics, Batgirl’s new roommate Alysia Yeoh is bi and trans. Writer Gail Simone told Wired that mainstream comics “have a problem most media don’t have, which is that almost all the tentpoles we build our industry upon were created over a half century ago… at a time where the characters were almost without exception white, cis-gendered, straight, on and on. It’s fine – it’s great that people love those characters. But if we only build around them, then we look like an episode of ’The Andy Griffith’ Show for all eternity.