Bisexual Visibility is about recognizing and celebrating the bisexual community and its history, including bisexual celebrities. Bisexuality is romantic attraction, sexual attraction, or sexual behavior toward both males and females, or to more than one gender. This month is specifically dedicated to fighting biphobia of all kinds, including discrimination or stigma against all people under the bisexual umbrella. It elaborates all kinds of bi+ identities, from pansexuality to queer and beyond.
While Demi had spoken about fluidity with their sexuality for years, they came out as pansexual in April 2021. “I’m so fluid now,” Demi shared with podcaster Joe Rogan. Before placing that label on themself, Demi told Glamour in March that they started coming into their queerness more as they grew older. “When I started getting older, I started realizing how queer I really am. This past year, I was engaged to a man and when it didn’t work, I was like, ‘This is a huge sign.’ I thought I was going to spend my life with someone. Now that I wasn’t going to, I felt this sense of relief that I could live my truth.”
In January 2021, Jojo Siwa declared as queer, saying that while she’d thought about exactly where she falls on the LGBTQ spectrum, she wasn’t quite sure exactly how she identifies. In April, Jojo elaborated further to People that she likes the label “queer,” but also identifies as pansexual. “Technically I would say that I am pansexual because that’s how I have always been my whole life is just like, my human is my human,” Jojo explained.
Dove Cameron stated publicly as “super queer” in an Instagram Live in 2020, but she said she feels like no one really knew until she appeared on the cover of Gay Times nearly a year later. “People need me to have a f*cking megaphone,” she said. “I came out a year ago and thought that was going to be it. I didn’t realize that nobody f*cking knew,” Dove told an interview. While not everyone may have known, Dove has spoken openly about her bisexuality.
Recently on an episode of the Facebook web series Red Table Talk, Smith told her mom that she’s open to dating people of more than one gender, as well as polyamory. “I love men and women equally, and so I would definitely want one man, one woman. I feel like I could be polyfidelities with those two people. I’m not the kind of person that is constantly looking for new sexual experiences,” she said. Adding, “I focus a lot on the emotional connection and I feel like if I were to find two people of different genders that I really connected with and we had a romantic and sexual connection, I don’t feel like I would feel the need to try to go find more.”
One of the celebrities who has been most openly bisexual and has frequently talked about what it means to be bisexual is Halsey. In a video for GLAAD, Halsey reiterated that bisexuality is not a phase, saying, “I’ve spent a large part of my life trying to validate myself to my friends, to my family, to myself trying to prove that who I love and how I feel is not a phase; it’s not part of some confusion that’s going to change or could be manipulated.”