There is truth to stereotypes, but this does not mean that somebody should feel pressured to follow one because it’s what society says they should do. A christian gay does not have to become agnostic. A femme does not have to become butch just to be seen as a lesbian (an issue known as Femme Invisibility). A masculine straight girl should not have to prove that she is straight by becoming feminine!
Stereotypes are not a tool for you to find out somebody’s sexuality or gender identity.
This is nice, but I’m just reblogging to complain - I don’t like that fourth picture for implying that the main thing wrong with that person saying “I don’t date bi-curious’” is that the person they were talking to was a femme lesbian and they were stereotyping her. If a person says “I don’t date bi-curious”, rather than correcting them and reassuring them that your sexuality fits into the set they’re willing to date, it’s better to say, “Well, then you’re a sexuality-policing biphobic asshole.” Part of not stereotyping also includes not stereotyping people based on how they identify/describe their sexuality - like if I say I’m bisexual, you don’t get to claim that I’m less serious than if I said I’m gay or pansexual or w/e. thanks bye
Agreed. Bisexual denial is absolutely a real thing that exists in some gay communities. I’ve run into it A LOT.