BisexualMenExist

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#BisexualMenExist is a hashtag started by Vaneet Mehta in 2019[1] to raise visibility of men (and any nonbinary people who feel comfortable being grouped with men) who are bisexual or any other type of mspec.[2][3]

Mehta created the hashtag in response to biphobia and bi erasure directed at men specifically. A sadly common misconception is that men who say they are bi are actually gay and in denial about it.[1][3]

In 2020, Mehta saw more biphobia towards men flare up online regarding Carlton coming out as bisexual on the dating show Love Is Blind. Mehta again started tweeting with #BisexualMenExist, and soon the hashtag began to trend worldwide.[1][3]

Mehta published the book Bisexual Men Exist: A Handbook for Bisexual, Pansexual and M-Spec Men in January 2023.

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Mehta, Vaneet (7 August 2020). "#BisexualMenExist". Rainbow & Co. Retrieved 25 February 2022.
  2. Mehta, Vaneet [@nintendomad888] (24 February 2022). "Whilst I use bisexual, this space is for all m-spec people! Pansexual, queer, polysexual, bicurious. Whatever word you use, join in!! Also anyone comfortable using the hashtag, feel free to join in. So any non-binary people who want to use it, feel free!!" – via Twitter.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Wong, Brittany (25 February 2020). "Men Are Tweeting #BisexualMenExist. Here's Why That Matters". HuffPost. Retrieved 25 February 2022.