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Continued: Is bisexuality coming out of the closet?

  • Article by: MICHAEL SCHULMAN , New York Times
  • Last update: January 15, 2014 - 4:10 PM

New York’s new first lady won’t be one of those examples. When an interviewer from Essence brought up the B word, McCray replied: “I am more than just a label. Why are people so driven to labeling where we fall on the sexual spectrum? Labels put people in boxes, and those boxes are shaped like coffins.”

In Daley’s case, the difference may be generational. People who have grown up in a more assimilated world may not see the value in labels like “gay” or “bisexual,” when the communities they describe are no longer as marginalized.

“Among the younger generation, I’ve seen much more openness about bisexuality in both men and women, and often a rejection of all labels,” Diamond said.

“They’re more open to the idea that, ‘Hey, sexuality is complicated, and as long as I know who I want to sleep with, it doesn’t matter what I call myself.’ ”

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