“Bisexuality is a real and valid identity”
Bisexual and the rest of the LGBTQI+ community voice out their grievances as the #BiWeek ends.
The #BiWeek comes from the commemoration of the Bisexual Week, which aims to recognize and celebrate the bisexual community. The #BiWeek starts on the 16th of September up until the 23rd of September, when it is officially observed.
A lot of people celebrated this week by coming out to their loved ones and others reaching out to their bisexual friends/family members.
Chrissy Jackson, a member of the bisexual community, said there is nothing to be happy about as their lives are made to be difficult and invalid.
“This week is meant for us to be feeling good and proud about who we are, but it is difficult to do that when people keep judging and pointing fingers at you. No one chooses to be bisexual, we are born with it. We shouldn’t be made to walk on eggshells because of something we have no control over,” said Jackson.
Sandile Mthembu, who is part of the LGBTQI+ community, said their lives are not taken into consideration and they are mistreated.
“We are belittled every single day, our lives don’t matter. It really hurts me that we are not supported in any way, just like how women don’t feel safe out there, I as a member of the LGBTQI+ community, don’t feel safe too in any way,” said Sandile.