Robyn Ochs' 'Bisexual Etiquette' (p. 237) suggests that bisexuals respect, communicate with and listen to gay men and lesbians. Since the book was published, of course, the "... and bisexual" strategy has had to shift as transgender and intersex communities have also fought for inclusion within sexual/gender minority communities, and we have also seen a distinct trend towards using 'queer' as a naming strategy in the GLBT community.
Gay & Lesbian Issues and Psychology Review, Vol. 5, No. 2, 2009 BOOK REVIEW KIRSTEN McLEAN Bisexual Politics: Theories, Queries and Vi- be doing it, as well as where bisexuality fits sions. Edited by Naomi Tucker, with Liz High- into a broader GLBT/queer movement. In Bi- leyman and Rebecca Kaplan. New York: Har- sexual Politics, some of the contributors call rington Park Press, 1995, 358pp., ISBN: for an organised, separate bisexual movement 1560238690 that caters for the specific and unique inter- ests of bisexual men and women. The During the 1990s a number of books on bi- ‘Reflections’ section that begins the book of- sexuality were published, addressing a signifi- fers a number of ideas and strategies for bi- cant gap in the examination of bisexuality as a sexual organising, recognising, as Highleyman distinct sexual identity. One of these was does, that bisexuals need separate spaces in Naomi Tucker’s edited collection Bisexual Poli- order to deal with issues exclusive to bisexuals tics: Theories, Queries and Visions. It is a col- such as the experience of monosexism – the lection of personal stories, interviews, histori- belief that partner choice should be limited to cal pieces, speeches and scholarly articles, one gender only (p. 87). However, because of divided into three main sections – the histori- the diversity of bisexuality, trying to bring to- cal roots of the bisexual movement gether a diverse group of people with differing (reflections); bisexual politics in the gay and and competing agendas can make the creation lesbian, straight, and bisexual communities of a bisexual community with a set of unified (connections) and visions for the future and common goals incredibly difficult to real- (directions). Each section comprises pieces ise in practice. from authors with varying experience within the bisexual movement and/or gay and les- As a result, many of the contributions to Bi- bian communities and indeed varying experi- sexual Politics focus on improving the some- ences of their own bisexuality. There are con- what rocky relationship between bisexuals, tributions from monogamous and non- gay men and lesbians. In a piece called ‘And monogamous bisexuals; from bisexuals into S/ why you must say “and bisexual”’, Nishanga M and pornography and thos
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