2016 will easily become known as YouTuber’s “Coming Out” year, as more and more creators have found the inner courage and bravery to reveal their sexuality to their audience as the months have ticked over. And now, adding to that list in the most amazing way possible, Eva Gutowski has come out as bisexual with a powerful message about bisexual invisibility.
Right at the end of August, Eva randomly interrupted her usually light and funny Twitter stream to share her thoughts on bisexual erasure and the fact that some people feel they need to “decide what boundaries your emotions have” because they’re scared to “not be normal”. The tweets took fans totally by surprise, but once it was clear that Eva was getting ready to come out herself, everybody was 100% supportive.
After a brief education about our freedom as humans to love whomever we want and to stop bisexual invisibility, Eva made it very clear what her own sexuality was; “I am ready for myself to fall in love with someone, no matter who they end up being, and I have been since I was 12. Boy or girl… Accepting yourself as bisexual is not pledging to be ‘different’. It’s pledging to be honest”. We couldn’t have said it better ourselves!
The message being conveyed via Eva’s tweets is one about the terrible belief that people need to experiment with their sexuality across all genders before they can come out as bisexual – this is otherwise known as Bisexual Erasure or Invisibility. This attack on someone’s sexuality means that bisexuality is often ignored, falsified or even denied existence as people feel that you cannot feel love for more than one gender without there being evidence of you testing it out – which is obviously BS.
With such an influence as Eva’s, hopefully this message can be spread far and wide, in the hopes it will change the way people understand bisexuality. Thank you Eva!
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