The Bisexual Resource Center has released a new collection of stories highlighting the voices of 63 cisgender and transgender bisexual, pansexual, polysexual, and sexually fluid men from countries all around the world. Recognize: The Voices of Bisexual Men includes short fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, personal narratives, critical essays, and visual art features meant to recognize the diversity of the bisexual male population.
The 300-page anthology is meant to be a resource to those seeking to understand male bisexuality. "This is an important book for lesbians, gays, and heterosexuals because it provides them with examples of bisexual male personhood from the perspective of bisexual men," says Dr. Herukhuti (H. Sharif Williams), a bisexual activist and coeditor. "If you want to know what it means to be a bisexual man, what bisexual men look like, how bisexual men experience love and life, then let them tell you through the pages of this anthology in their own voices."
Bisexual men are scarcely seen in the media, even less so than bisexual women, making this book a much-needed resource for those wanting to a window into the lives of bisexual men. "This anthology shines a much-needed light on the experiences of bisexual men," coeditor and bisexual activist Robyn Ochs tells The Advocate. "This book provides tools for those looking for affirmation, for educators, and for those considering whether they might themselves be bisexual. It is our hope that this book contribute one more building block to the ongoing body of work documenting and reflecting on the lives of bisexual, pansexual, polysexual, fluid and non-monosexual queer people and spark further conversation."
Recognize: The Voices of Bisexual Men is available now. Listen to audio interviews with contributors here.