For example, one of the first people to take part in a same-sex marriage in America, Robyn Ochs, was widely referred to in the media as a lesbian, despite identifying herself in interviews as bisexual.
1991 saw the publication of one of the seminal books in the history of the modern bisexual rights movement, Bi Any Other Name: Bisexual People Speak Out, an anthology edited by Lani Ka'ahumanu and Loraine Hutchins, but this anthology was forced to compete (and lost) in the Lambda Literary Awards under the category Lesbian Anthology.
Gays will begin to turn on to women when 1) it's something that we do because we want to, and not because we should, and 2) when women's liberation changes the nature of heterosexual relationships.
We continue to call ourselves homosexual, not bisexual, even if we do make it with the opposite sex also, because saying "Oh, I'm Bi" is a copout for a gay.
This relieves people of the anxiety of having sexual orientation questioned, an untenable position since it is in fact unprovable.
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The gay male activist Carl Wittman, writing in his "Refugees from Amerika: A Gay Manifesto", argues that gay men should identify as "gay" rather than as "bisexual", even if they sleep with women.
Stating that gay men should only become bisexual once society accepts homosexuality, he writes that: "Bisexuality is good; it is the capacity to love people of either sex.
The reason so few of us are bisexual is because society made such a big stink about homosexuality that we got forced into seeing ourselves as either straight or non-straight.