Why a Bisexual Awareness Ribbon? Bisexual visibility is very important and bisexual erasure is so common that it seems a plague. Awareness ribbons are well known and understood. The ribbon itself is synonymous with the idea of awareness. When people see ribbons of different colors that they don’t know they often ask “what is that?” When they see colors they do know it sets them thinking about the subject. It was suggested to us that a bisexual awareness ribbon pin in the bisexual pride colors would be cool. We went with a cartooned drawing style to make it pop easily and give it a playful look. Bisexuality exists, bisexuality is real and natural. Bisexual erasure isn’t cool, biphobia is bad. Educate yourself and educate others on the subjects bisexuals must deal with on a regular basis. Spread the awareness.
Sometimes we want to be a bit more subtle than others. A giant bi pride flag doesn’t always need to be waved around every second of the day, but visibility is important.
This is simple and to the point. A check-mark in a bi pride colors pattern that basically says “I’m bisexual and proud of it” without actually saying a word.
Bisexual in the house?
Oh yes… Check! √
This fun design features two very cute and very close giraffes in a cartoon style that just happen to have spots of the bisexual pride colors and the text “Bi Nature” below them because, well… giraffes are naturally bisexual creatures.
Bisexual erasure is huge within the LGBT communities. It seems that every other pride event and or equality campaign talks about gays and lesbians while forgetting the B and T. Of those who do try and be a bit more inclusive it is often just adding in the T while still not including the bisexuals. Biphobia among monosexuals is often the culprit, but also it is often lack of our own bisexual voices and visibility within the lgbtq communities.
I personally am sick and tired of the B being left out… so, here we have the BIG B in the LGBT.
This design features The letters LGBT with the B enlarged so people take note along with a check-mark done in the bisexual pride colors on the big B just in case somebody doesn’t get it.
Digitized tagging of the bi pride double triangles symbols and the words bi pride on a brick wall. A visual combo of computer generation angst and spray paint style raging against the system of proscribed bi erasure and biphobia.
We are all about dispelling the biphobic idea that bisexuality isn’t natural. One way to do that in our opinion is to look at nature itself. Many animals just happen to be bisexual by nature. (Bi Nature)
The legendary king of the beasts just happens to be bisexual himself. Note I said “himself.”
In the wild pretty much all male lions are bisexual. Female lions on the other hand have been noted to be bisexual, but it isn’t the usual. In the wild most of the time lionesses play it straight. Not all, but usually.
In captivity however lionesses are much more apt to get loving with other females. Why this is so science hasn’t proven yet.
As for our shirt design… we have created two different versions.
The Bi Nature version because lions are naturally bisexual and the Bi-Furious version because we thought nothing represented bi-furiousness as much as a pissed off lion.
and the “bi nature” one…
Each one is a tad different, but from the same drawing.
We thought ourselves extra special nifty when we thought of doing the nose in a double triangle bi pride symbol. 🙂 Hopefully you like it too.
Whether you are more after showing the world that bisexuality is natural or proclaiming that you are a bit bi-furious… I think we have you covered.