Our Stories

Stories and conversations from us, from our community, from those who led us here, and from those who lead us into the future.


Everybody’s story is important. Our lives are our stories, each one built from events both mundane and exciting. Any given community is comprised of a plethora of stories. Our community is diverse and colorful, an amazing spectrum of people whose experiences are like anybody else’s, yet unique in no other way.

Our Stories wishes to capture your stories, to collect them. We want to record the experiences, tragedies, triumphs, lessons, and failures. As every life is important, so are our stories. Bisexual (of any spectrum), Pansexual, Transgender, Women, Men, Gender(of any spectrum), people of color, young, old; there are no exclusions. We all have something to say.

What are we looking for exactly? Both unique and mundane experiences that had an effect on you, as a person. It could be when you came out (either to yourself, or to others), times of support from unexpected directions, times of disappointment, failures, triumphs, what it means to be who you are, views from our youth, lessons from our elders, challenges of race, diversity of gender, what it means to be a part of our community, and what it means to be excluded from community. These moments are important and need preserved, even if most of the time we don’t realize it. There are so much of our day to day events that others can be touched by.

Make us laugh, make us cry, make us think, and remind us that as diverse as we all are, we are more similar than we realize.

Format. We would love to hear your stories in your own words. Record your voice at your computer or phone and send it to us, so we can post it. If that’s not your thing, then write it out and we’ll read it for you.

Email us at ourstoriesbicast@gmail.com. Please advise if you’d like your name posted or wish to remain anonymous. We value the comfort and safety of everyone.


These two stories were submitted by Bi Positivo Mexico, a Bi+ support group in Mexico. Each audio has a Spanish and English translation.

Migue


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Laura


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Read by: (English) Mick Collins
Read by: (Spanish) Lori Rodriguez

“Identificarte con tu orientación sexual, permite tener un bienestar psicológico”

“I had let it all go, I accepted my fate, even though I had not said, lived, loved, created, it all. I had not even found my entire voice as a Black, Bi, woman, yet.”


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Submitted by Natasha
Read by Mick Collins


“Over the last year, I have come to accept myself in regards to my bisexuality and I am also confident that God still loves me for who I am, because I am His child who He created in His image.”


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Submitted by Tim
Read by Mick Collins


CW: Non-consensual sexual situtations

“What I mean to say is, that this is my story. It is a story that starts, ends and begins with tragedy. It is a story of the forming of my inner self. The self that lives, and yet is hidden. It is the inner self who has forever been restrained. Perhaps forever shall be, except in those fleeting moments.”


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Submitted by Minnesota Guy
Read by Mick Collins


“My message is, for bi adults and parents is; as long as it’s safe be out.”

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Submitted by Anna (@bifamilies)


“Approaching my 30th birthday I woke up and realized, I never experienced that other side of me. I’ve been so focused on my husband, who I love dearly and who is supportive of my feelings, but the other side of me took a back burner. I had yet to come out or try to be a part of the community.”


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Submitted by Alice
Read by Mick Collins


“That when I told him I like women too and every time I checked a woman out I wasn’t just doing it to be cool, or more likable to him, or the guys who would have me as a friend. This brought the previously mild sexual and emotional abuse to a new level. Now, not only were other men threats but the women were too.”


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Submitted by Anonymous
Read by Mick Collins


“I set the bar of extreme and my crossdressing made me pretty, and I enjoyed it. I honestly gave people a reason to hate me since they didn’t have one, and I made a big thing out of it. I always felt left out of those family/love/career conversations that gay and straight people seemed to embrace.”


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Submitted by Matthew
Ready by Mick Collins


“At first, writing was a means of sorting out my thoughts and feelings in fictional terms. These days, it’s a form of self-expression. I am who I am. My characters are who they are. None of us needs to hide.”


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Submitted and read by Jeanne G’Fellers


“I want to come out, and I will, but when and to whom remains to be seen.”


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Submitted by Anonymous
Read by Mick Collins

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Galactic Journey With Gideon And Janice Marcus

Lynnette travels back to 1962 to visit with Gideon and Janice Marcus. A bisexual couple navigating through time. Gideon is the creator and driving force of a collaborative project examining the scifi genre in the 60’s in a historical perspective. With emphasis on queer, black/poc and women creators and writers.

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Galactic Journey

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The BiCast statement on #Charlottesville

We will not tolerate racism, antisemitism or any forms of violence. We will continue to post, share against it and denounce the Nazi movement. They are not the alt-right. Call them what they are. Murdering terrorists. #StandUp #SpeakOut

#NoKKKNoFascistUSA

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Bi Books: The Making of Us by Debbie McGowan

thebicast-logo-1440x1440Published 2017-07-07
Amy and Lynnette talk with Debbie McGowan, author of “The Making of Us” about bisexuality, body positivity and gender diversity.
Deb with her youngest meeting Eddie Izzard
Deb’s favorite Meme. One of our favs too! lol

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Website: http://www.debbiemcgowan.co.uk

Blog: http://deb248211.blogspot.com

Hiding Behind The Couch: http://www.hidingbehindthecouch.com

Twitter: @writerdebmcg

LinkedIn/Tumblr/Instagram: writerdebmcg

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/beatentrackpublishing

Google+: https://plus.google.com/+DebbieMcGowan

Newsletter: http://eepurl.com/b8emHL

Where to buy: http://www.beatentrackpublishing.com/debbiemcgowan

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Bi Books: Queer There And Everywhere With Sarah Prager

thebicast-logo-1440x1440Published May 29, 2017
Elizabeth and Lynnette chat with Quist LGBT History App creator Sarah Prager about her new book “Queer, There and Everywhere” 23 queer history makers.
Sarah and her beautiful family
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Bi Books: Coyote In The Blood With Seth Fischer

Join Amy and Lynnette as they talk with writer, activist and educator Seth Fischer as he tells us about the excerpt from his novel The Mabel Files, “Coyote In The Blood” And we discuss why Pride Month can be so difficult for our community.
 Seth Fischer’s work has appeared or is forthcoming in Guernica, Joyland, Gargoyle, PANK, Best Sex Writing, and other journals and anthologies. His essay work was also selected as notable in The Best American Essays, and he has attended residencies at Ucross, Lambda Literary, Jentel, Woodstock Byrdcliffe, and elsewhere. He was the first Sunday editor at The Rumpus, and he is also a professional developmental editor of novels and memoirs. He teaches at Antioch University Los Angeles and Writing Workshops Los Angeles. Find him at www.seth-fischer.com

Seth’s very important cat Chewie. An even more important video of Chewie eating Seth’s manuscript here: https://www.instagram.com/p/BHDK_VEhiph/ 

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Seth: There is also this essay about the legacy of HIV on my generation: http://www.wordriot.org/archives/7587

And finally, this is an essay about my cousin, who was part of what made me think of this story. http://therumpus.net/2013/11/bow-and-arrow/



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Bi Books: “Tales From Block E” with William Burleson

thebicast-logo-1440x1440Published April 28, 2017
Amy and Lynnette kick it up with Bill Burleson over his newest book “Tales From Block E’ Three interwoven stories about life in the  Minneapolis downtown district circa1979.
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Bill also contributed to: Recognize: The Voices of Bisexual Men

 

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