Celebrity Big Brother is a television show where comments were made about bi-sexuality. I have never watched it and have absolutely no idea about the personality of Christopher Biggins, only that his comments on bi-sexuality are narrow and bigoted. Biggins is a gay man. His contention is that bi-sexuals are really gay and they need to come out and “Pick a Team” or side. The other person in this conversation, called Renee who is a straight woman.
Here is the conversation:
Biggins: “Renee you’ve got nothing against gays have you?”
Renee: “I think it’s beautiful because it’s who you are and I think it’s natural,” she said.
“But I think today in society, I think they kind of force things on people and confuse you,” she continued.
Biggins agreed, before adding: “The worst type I’m afraid to say are the bisexuals. What it is is people not wanting to admit they’re gay.”
Which saw Renee exclaim: “You have to pick a team!”
Biggins then agreed to what she was saying and added that he felt that some people claiming to be LGBT were doing so as it was “trendy”.
Renee then added: “If you’re gay, you know it!”
Adding fuel to an already controversial fire, Biggins, who is a member of the LGBT community himself, said: “I think the worst type though is, I’m afraid to say, the bisexuals.
“What it is is people not wanting to admit they are gay.”
Renee agreed and added: “That upsets me. You have to pick a team.”
Personally, I feel that bi-sexuals do NOT have to pick a team! There are people who on the scale of homosexuality and heterosexuality are very close to the zero mark that separates them. Sexual orientation is not a science – it is a lived experience. I know a woman who was having a great relationship with a man – both sexually and mentally. When that relationship ended, she fell in love with a woman. They have been together for over 25 years.
Who are we to judge? I am disappointed in these two members of the LGBTI community publicly taking away a bi-sexual person’s personal freedom! Heavens, those of us in the LGBTI community have suffered and continue to suffer persecution from straights. Surely, we should be sensitive to bi-sexuals. These men and women have openly expressed attraction to men and women, respectively. As the great Martina Navratilova stated, “labels are for filing cabinets and clothes.”
My gay marriage has not affected one straight marriage. I would add that not one bi-sexual person has affected me personally or anyone in the LGBTI community. If a bi-sexual person broke up with you or cheated on you – it is NOT because of the bi-sexual element – it is a matter of the two people involved. If a