Welcome to our site and thank you for coming. We are a group of Black artists-activists committed to Black communities. European colonization of Africa, enslavement of Black people, and the ongoing system of white supremacy have caused a number of traumas within our communities including the embrace of dehumanizing, limiting values and myths about manhood and masculinity as well as fears and hostilities toward sexual diversity.
Although there has been progress toward the embrace of Black gay men and lesbian women, people are still very suspicious of Black men on the bi+ spectrum (i.e., bisexual, pansexual, sexually fluid, and/or non-monosexual queer). Myths about Black bi+ men prevail: they are really self-hating gay men; they can’t be monogamous; they never tell their partners that they are bi+; they are responsible for Black women contracting HIV; etc.
Because we are Black men on the bi+ spectrum, we know firsthand the harm these stereotypes have on mental health, family, community, and wellbeing. We’ve created this project to use the arts to build conversations within Black communities that foster greater unity and eliminate biphobia and hostility toward male sexual fluidity. Join us in the conversation.
Because honoring ancestors is an important part of being Black and because there is so much effort put into ignoring the bisexuality of Black men historically, we have created space below to honor Black men throughout history who have either identified as bi+ (bisexual, pansexual, sexually fluid, questioning, queer but not homosexual, SGL but not strictly dickly, no labels and no limitations, multi-gender attracted, etc.) or who had multi-gender sexual experience over the course of their lives. We hope by calling their names here we contribute to keeping their spirits alive, demonstrate to Black bi+ men that they are and were never alone in their bisexuality, and expand the understanding of the many ways Black male bisexuality can exist in Black communities.