Meet The Crew: Mick Collins

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My name is Mick Collins. I’m a co-host and resident new guy.  After spending a childhood fending off and finding excuses for odd affections and urges, I realized at nineteen that I was bisexual.  The realization was a crystal clear thought and my reaction wasn’t spectacular.  In fact I remember thinking, ‘Oh.  Well, that makes sense.’ then went back to studying.  Living in Southern Idaho for thirty years, one gets good at existing at the fringes without exactly explaining why you are there in the first place.  But then I moved to Austin where the fringe is less fringier. I have always been open about who I am but selective in what situations I choose to reveal it, because Momma didn’t raise no fool.

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A Very Brief History of The BiCast

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When I came out 3 years ago I had great difficulty finding resources and a community. Shunned by the larger LGBT community (the one place I thought I would find refuge) I searched on-line for anything about others like me. At the time Google still had a ban on the word bisexual in their drop down menu. It was very difficult.

And may I add the downright hostility and hate I received from the gay and lesbian community was astounding. And continues to this day. I truly believe most do not feel this way. But those who do are very vocal and leave the impression they represent the entire community. I call on the gay and lesbian community to refute this small faction and support the bisexual community. As we have always done for you. Continue reading

“Bisexuality and Beyond” Sue George blogs-Bisexual and over 50: Lynnette

Sue George is publishing our stories. Check out her blog for details. And thank you for giving us a voice.

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Looking for bisexuals over 50

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Meet The Crew: Vanessa Cantrell

vanessa bicast bio picVanessa Cantrell, one of our researcher volunteers, is an fashion designer, mother, and the founding facilitator of BiComm Bloomington: South Central Indiana’s only resource dedicated exclusively to bisexuality awareness and education. BiComm provides information and a safe haven for new-bi’s, bi-curious people and their allies, while growing healthy community for more experienced bisexuals by creating and promoting inclusivity within the GLBT community. BiComm has cultivated connections with IU’s GLBT Student Support Services, the Kinsey Institute, Bloomington PRIDE, and the PRISM Youth Community toward this end. Continue reading

Meet The Crew: Walter Beck

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Walter Beck Our lovely Bi-Laureate Writer and Activist

∗this biography is in interview form∗

Lynnette:
So let’s start with the basics. We know your name, duh. How are old are you and where did you grow up?

Walter:
I’m twenty-seven and I grew up in central Indiana, what used to be small towns and cornfields before the strip malls and housing divisions moved in.

Lynnette: You have been an activist for a long time. You must have started in kindergarten. Continue reading

Meet The Crew: Eileen

Our lovely Bi Historian and Co-Host Eileen Leary

Our lovely Bi Historian and Co-Host Eileen Leary

Hi! My name is Eileen Leary, and I am a bisexual activist, historian, and archaeologist-in-training. I have a BA in History from the University of Saint Joseph, and am working towards my MA in Archaeology.

I have been out for nine years, and have been involved in queer activism for all of that time; however, it wasn’t until recently that I began to embrace my own community and focus specifically on fighting biphobia, sapphobia, and monosexism. I’m honored to be part of the BiCast as the official historian! Bisexuals are frequently seen as “trendy” or “rootless,” and many historically bisexual figures are assumed to be monosexual. I hope to erase those prejudices and correct the misinformation that plagues the intersection of the LGBT and historical communities.