The authors do not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organisation that would benefit from this article, and have disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond their academic appointment. Since , social scientists have studied the General Social Survey to chart the complexities of social change in the United States. The survey, which is conducted every couple of years, asks respondents their attitudes on topics ranging from race relations to drug use. In , the survey started including a question on sexual identity.
I’m Black, Female and Bisexual — But I’m Not Your “African Princess”
As a Black woman, I'll likely never come out as bisexual to my parents | Metro News
Get in on this viral marvel and start spreading that buzz! Photo by Robb Hohmann. Creative commons license. I showed your pictures to all of my girlfriends. You could say I have jungle fever.
As a Black woman, I don’t know when I’ll feel comfortable coming out as bisexual to my parents
When asked to come up with the names of famous bisexual women, most people will name Megan Fox, Drew Barrymore and Anna Paquin. African-American women are a lot less likely to show up on the list for whatever reason. Best known for her role as Rue in The Hunger Games, actress Amandla Stenberg is also an outspoken intersectional feminist.
So when I came out, they were ecstatic — but obviously not surprised. My sister was equally as happy for me. My parents were another story. What if he wakes up one day and decides he wants to be with men?