Bi Any Other Name

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Bi Any Other Name: Bisexual People Speak Out
Cover of the paperback edition of Bi Any Other Name: Bisexual People Speak Out
Author Loraine Hutchins and Lani Ka'ahumanu
Country United States
Language English
Subject bisexuality
Genre anthology
Publisher Alyson Publications
Publication date
ISBN ISBN 1-55583-174-5

Bi Any Other Name: Bisexual People Speak Out, an anthology edited by Loraine Hutchins and Lani Ka'ahumanu, is one of the seminal books[1][2] in the history of the modern bisexual rights movement. It holds a place that is in many ways comparable to that held by Betty Friedan's The Feminine Mystique in the feminist movement.[3]

The book comprises fiction and non-fiction pieces, poetry and art created by a diverse group of over seventy bisexual people speaking about their lives.[4]

To quote Wendy Curry,[5] longtime bisexual rights activist and former president of the American national bisexual civil rights group BiNet USA,

This book is cited in at least thirty-five other works, helped spark at least ten other books (many by its own contributors), was named one of Lambda Book Report's Top 100 Queer Books of the 20th century, has been reprinted 3 times since 1991, has almost 30,000 copies in circulation, and is still in demand. It also frequently appears on numerous LGBT reading lists, from assistance in coming out[6] to queer studies curriculum guides.[7]


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