As far as I knew, my crushes on girls were an indication that I was broken. I felt terrified of my same sex attractions, tried to suppress them, and focused my attentions on the handsome boys I met at church. By this time, I was in a long term relationship with a man. While I told him of my attraction to women, I was too afraid to share my secret with most of the other people in my life. I had no openly bisexual role models of any color to look up to.
Being Black and Bisexual Comes with Extra Obstacles – But They Can Also Be Overcome
Honoring Black Lesbian And Bi Women In History - AfterEllen
We are the direct descendants of their struggles and their sacrifices. The freedoms we enjoy today are a realization of their vision and their aspirations. Rainey often found herself in trouble with the police for her lesbian behavior, including an incident in when she was arrested for taking part in an orgy at home involving women in her chorus. Bessie Smith bailed her out of jail. Zora Neale Hurston was an American folklorist, anthropologist, and author during the Harlem Renaissance.
23% of young black women now identify as bisexual.
Physicians' ability to diagnose and treat health care problems, particularly those with a psychosocial component, is facilitated by accurate information concerning the life-styles of their patients. White lesbians have been shown to be generally reluctant to disclose sexual orientation to their physicians, but little, if anything, is known about black lesbians. In the sample, only a third of the women had. Previous sexual experiences, both heterosexual and homosexual, were also queried to illuminate patterns of gynecologic health risk factors.