The term bisexual, which is a standard concept globally, was coined in 1892. It is defined as the sexual orientation of a person who feels emotional, sexual, or romantic attraction towards people of both sexes.
Bisexual people, known as bi, are not part of the gay or lesbian collective. They have their own sexual orientation. Originally, the word bi was also used to name genderqueer, pansexual, or asexual people.
Often, bisexual people face social stigma due to the mistaken belief that because they are bisexual, they must be attracted to everyone. This belief is mistaken; bi people are just as sexual as others, and they love and commit equally.
The symbol the bisexual community most often uses is the bisexual pride flag. The flag consists of a pink strike for homosexuality, a blue one on the bottom for heterosexuality, and a purple one in the middle; this it the combination of pink and blue.
‘LGBTQA | Symbolism’. Retrieved from ‘The pink color represents sexual attraction to the same sex only, homosexuality, the blue represents sexual attraction to the opposite sex only, heterosexuality, and the resultant overlap color purple represents sexual attraction to both sexes (bi)’.
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