Anything That Moves

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Anything That Moves
Anything That Moves number 20 Summer 1999.jpg
Summer 1999 cover of Anything That Moves
Managing Editor Mark Silver
Publisher Bay Area Bisexual Network
First issue 1990
Final issue 2002
Based in San Francisco
OCLC number 25244146

Anything That Moves was a literary, journalistic, and topical magazine published in the United States from 1990 to 2002.[1] It was created as an expansion of the San Francisco Bay Area Bisexual Network (BABN) newsletter by BABN member, Karla Rossi, in collaboration with bisexual and bi-friendly editors, writers, and artists to become a full 64-page magazine with an international subscriber base. The complete title of the magazine, Anything That Moves: Beyond the Myths of Bisexuality, was purposely chosen for its controversial nature, while its tag line indicated a clear intent to challenge stereotypes of bisexual identities and behaviors. The magazine took its name from the stereotype depicting bisexuals as willing to have sex with "anything that moves".[2]

The magazine's mission was to confront and redefine concepts of sexuality and gender, to defy stereotypes and broad definitions of bisexuals and to combat biphobia.

Most of the issues were theme-based, designed to cohesively present the vast array of diverse bisexual voices and experiences across the lines of gender, class, race, ethnicity, spirituality, lifestyle, age, politics, culture, and sexual behaviors, desires, and preferences. Special care was taken to include a wide variety of perspectives, from straight-identified to queer-identified bisexuals, while inclusion did not require the declaration of an identity or label to indicate where one fell along the spectrum of ways to be bisexual. With changes in managing editors at the helm, came changes in the magazine’s tag line to reflect the evolving, exploratory, and creative nature of its subject matter and content.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Harper, Gary W. (January 2003). "Oppression and Discrimination among Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgendered People and Communities". American Journal of Community Psychology 31 (3/4): 243–252. doi:10.1023/A:1023906620085. 
  2. ^ Israel, Tania; Mohr, Jonathan J. (July 2004). "Attitudes Toward Bisexual Women and Men". Journal of Bisexuality 4 (1-2): 117–134. doi:10.1300/J159v04n01_09.