The loneliness of being bisexual and in poverty

There is an often ignored reality; bisexuals have higher rates of poverty and the many health and other issues that poor bisexuals face.

The Queerness

One of the biggest issues facing the bisexual community is poverty, but why are LGBTQ+ groups so reluctant to acknowledge this? Stephanie Farnsworth argues that we cannot continue to exclude issues of class and poverty from our activism.

One thing that has always struck me about LGBTQ+ activism is how little is made of poverty. Lots of things are talked about in the frame work of human rights: the autonomy to have sex, the autonomy to be granted access to abortion, the freedom to not be abused but yet poverty is rarely ever spoken about even though it plays a major factor on all of these issues. Poverty is a violation of human rights. All people should have access to a roof over their heads, education and healthcare. Issues of class are also predictably ignored when it comes to bisexuality. As I recently wrote, unless it’s a fluff piece then…

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