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Each suffers bigotry in their own way. There are still parts of the world where being openly gay tends to lead to public execution. Even in first-world countries, homophobia is still disgustingly rampant - you ever go to certain parts of Virginia, you'll see what I mean there. "Gay" and "fag" are still considered valid insults even from people who generally consider themselves accepting of homosexuality, people still get asked stupid inane shit like "when did you decide you were gay", homosexuals still lack many of the same legal rights that heterosexuals have, etc etc.
The form that biphobia tends to take, by contrast, is mostly disbelief. I've had a friend tell me that "if a guy likes dick, he's gay" during a conversation about bisexuality. The number of stories of parents deciding it's just "curiosity" or "a phase" no matter how many years a person remains openly bisexual for is shocking beyond belief. Some see it as cowardice and sitting on the fence, others assume that all bisexual people are just promiscuous beyond justification and are therefore all scum, etc. About the only upshot is that bisexual people get physically abused and assaulted less often than homosexuals, particularly in the case of bisexual women. I'm not sure why that is; perhaps people believe that as long as they're not seeing a bisexual person actively engaging in sexual activities with a member of the same sex, then that person is secretly straight or something obnoxious like that, but it's a fairly consistent pattern that I've noticed.
Transexuals have it pretty rough. When was the last time you saw a voting registration form, or job application form, or drivers license application, or anything along those lines, that had options for gender/sex aside from "male" and "female"? Because my answer to that question would be a flat "never". Society likes to pretend transpeople don't exist, and when they dare to show themselves, they are called freaks, told they're godless heathens who are going against nature/the will of god, basically treated like they aren't people at all. There are no laws in place in any country that I'm aware of to prevent bigotry against transpeople applying for jobs etc. My father is trans, so I do know what I'm talking about here; I've seen enough bigotry against transpeople to last ten lifetimes. And this applies as much to transgender people as transexual people.
First of all, I really dislike the "-phobia" terminology. It's not a fear. We don't call racists blackphobes. I prefer the term sexualism, which actually does cover bisexuals and kind of transsexuals. Although, strictly speaking, there's no such thing as "transsexuality," because the suffix -sexual refers to who prefer to have sex with. The people who many people call transsexuals are more concerned with which gender they identify most closely. So, if they actually undergo gender-reassignment surgeries, they are transgendered, and if they do not undergo such surgeries, but they dress as the opposite gender, then they are transvestites.
So, that said, the reason that bisexuals don't get talked about as much is that nobody has a problem with them having sex with the opposite gender, so bigots only care about the homosexual elements of a bisexual person's sex life. In terms of transgendered/transvestite people, that is entirely a different issue, and I think we need to get over the current issues before trying to convince people that that's fine too.
I know those "phobic" terms get thrown around a lot, but rarely do people have an actual irrational fear of those groups, instead it's more about discrimination.
While I live in Canada where same-sex marriage is legal, there's still an effect of the United States on our culture, so we do ways to go, although attitudes have changed significantly from the 90's, and that's when those groups started gaining major ground in terms of equal treatment and general acceptance.
I tend to think we should probably work towards homosexual equality, as they're a group that includes transgendered people as part of their fight towards equality. They're also a larger group who can speak for a smaller one.
Homosexuality is pretty straight forward, thus it will always be a bigger issue. And in a matter of accepting and understanding them in modern society, that's the question.
On the other hand, bisexuality is somehow the same but not equally the same; if you know what I mean, 'coz there's a room for options and chances of not becoming one. It's like two-faced, though it could be sub- categorized under homosexuality. But for me, once they considered "same sex", at some point they're homosexual - does making it less different.
Transexuality is like silently battling a person's desires of his/her own preffered sexuality, not indulging the bandwagon of "phobic" in our society, besides it is indeed known that transgenders only occupy a small portion compared to homosexuals and bisexuals.
I've never heard of biphobia. Is that what gay people have?
I haven't heard of transphobia per se though I recall the April 2011 viral video taken inside of a Baltimore McDonald's Maybe it was an isolated incident. I'm not sure the victim was transgendered per se.
Supposedly women-to-men transitions are pretty smooth, so given that even half of trans-people don't have issues, or fewer issues.
Homosexuality has better lobbyists?
Usually these are under the LGBT banner. Though no polygamists! <smirk/eye-roll>
I think there are probably more gay people than the other two.
Even so bi-people don't get harassed when they're with the opposite sex (except by gay people?) so that makes more sense to lobby with the gay people if they're so compelled.
Homophobia is a 'bigger' issue because there are more people (and they make more noise).
Transphobia is a bigger issue if people are as psycho as the Baltimore attack-seemed.
Homophobia, biphobia, and transhobia are basically under the same topic of homophobia but are just branched out into two other subjects. Some people are just okay with one and not the other. And I think it's idiotic to be against people that are gay, bi, transgender, etc. What are they doing to you? If a girl is married to a girl, are they a threat to your marriage? Relationship? Your life? No, I assume not. And if they are for some completely fucked up reason, fix yourself. So fucking what. It's not fair that some people can't be in love and open about their relationship in public when straight people can. They're not doing any fucking thing wrong. They're loving each other like any other person would. Or someone who is transgender is just being who they feel they want, need, and belong to be. So, that's why I don't understand. Why can't EVERYBODY accept all kinds of love and genders? Cause everyone is fucking clueless, judgemental, and complete assholes and they don't stop to listen for just one second. And fuck the whole God loves everyone thing. If God loved everyone, he'd love EVERYONE. Why doesn't he love gays/bisexual and trans.? So, that saying does not fucking apply. EVERYONE means every human being. No exceptions. Unless there was a legit exception in the "bible" but I'm atheist so I don't believe in any of this anyway so that is also why I'm more realistic at this point. And I'm not against people and their religion but all that stuff is a whole other subject. I hate how some places just don't legalize gay marriage. The people that run the laws and such should be mature about it, not give a shit about all the negative things people have to say, and just do it. And it makes me sick that some parent's refuse to love their child because of it's sexuality. No matter what, you should be there for them. It's like saying if you find out your kid has cancer and is dying, you'll just neglect them because they're already lost. Yes, there will be assholes at school maybe bullying that child and the parents are all they have left. YOU are there to love love them while they're breaking down. And YOU are there to build them back up and become confident with themselves.. And some kids are just so unloved to point where they break enough to end their life. Maybe they are loved by the right friends but the fact that their parents won't accept them might be enough for them to go. And that's just sad. I know everyone's opinion matters, but only for the majority of everything else. Obviously, there are some topics that are just pointless to argue and share your opinions about but again, different subject. At this point, I think they're opinions are meaningless to a certain degree.
All this stuff applies to every sexuality. Everyone should be accepted without even second guessing it. I don't know. I have lots of strong opinions about this that personally matter. Because they mean positive words.
I think homophobia is a more common subject because it's just a more common thing. But I also think that they are very closely common. I know this didn't exactly stick to the question being asked, but I had to rant.
Transsexuals are NOT a sexual orientation! You are highly misinformed there!
Transgender/transsexuals deal with gender identity, not sexual orientation. I actually wish they weren't included in the acronym and had their own, it makes things less confusing.
But anyway, it's just what's publicized. Homosexuality is straight forward; "I like people of the same sex."
Bisexuality/Pansexuality/Polysexuality is harder to understand because there's more than one, it's apparently too hard for people to comprehend liking two or more sets of people.
As I mentioned, transsexualism is another subject entirely, and harder for people to grasp.
What about asexuals, though? No one talks about the asexuals. :(
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