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"Wednesday's Child"
Bi themed essays by Bi Men Founder "Mac"
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Our Goal: Be Bi - Be Happy!

Since we opened our doors in 1998, we at the Bi MEN NETWORK as they say "have come a long way baby!" - INDEED. When we first started, just a handful were here. Then in February 1999 we launched Bi-MEN-USA - just 100 hardy bi married men who embraced the Internet and a moderated news group/mailing list as a fine way for bi guys to share - to vent - to express themselves - and help find ourselves and to help us find our way. At that time our motto was - and is - "You are NOT alone!" - and every day some poor guy was joining who had been struggling in isolation with no one to share with - no tips - no camaraderie - no benefit of burdens and worries shared - consequently burdens lightened and worries put in better perspective if not worries allayed or even put to rest.

Today bisexuals are estimated to represent 10 to up to 20 percent of the adult population - equal in size if not twice the size of the gay and lesbian communities. We live in the shadow of modern society largely by choice and by preference and sadly are very little understood. And, unfortunately - bisexuality is not only misunderstood but is often met with unease, fear and even hostility.

Since bisexuals live in the shadows and prefer to protect and even enjoy their privacy - SADLY - in the decade or two before the Bi MEN NETWORK (and similar groupings of bisexuals emerged in the late 1990's) - the only example of bisexuals that were studied or readily available for interviews or research were UNHAPPY or EMOTIONALLY or MENTALLY CHALLENGED individuals. Such bi men and women were in so much pain that they sought out professional help or were so whacko that they would let the cat out of the bag! NO happy bisexuals will typically seek out or need professional help - why should they and ruin a good thing by gabbing with Barbara Walters, Oprah Winfrey, or some gay or straight journalist even if they sought them out!

This is especially true of the "SCHOLARLY" and "EXPERT" work and studies done by psychiatrists and psychologists and also sociologists and even sexologists - in the 70's and 80's - who were astute enough to discern that bisexuality was indeed another and a legitimate sexual minority - but only STUDIED unhappy bisexuals and/or bisexuals who were truly "damaged goods" for the most part. Other than such research and studies - one of the only open books in this earlier period was a bi magazine "ANYTHING THAT MOVES" out of San Francisco that only served to promote the misconception that all bisexuals are wantonly promiscuous indeed fornicate with "ANYTHING THAT MOVES". This publication like Bi Net USA - has fallen by the side - and in my view another failed model, a poor exemplar for the bi worldwide community, a wrong standard bearer.

Fortunately the 1970's and 1980's led first to great sexual freedom and liberation - and then to great sexual honesty.

II. THE GAYS - the 70's and 80's -their STANDARD BEARERS - NOT the proper ROLE MODELS for Bisexuals!
After the STONEWALL RIOTS - our gay and lesbian brothers and sisters overall marched straight out of their closets and eventually right down MAIN STREET or FIFTH AVENUE or MARKET STREET or SANTA MONICA BOULEVARD in their festive PRIDE PARADES across North America and now across the world. Many gays and to a lesser extent Lesbians want to be open about their sexual orientation - and this is NOT the case with most bisexuals - especially happy bisexuals.

Soon across America there were dozens of openly gay bars, adult bookstores, and bathhouses in every major North American city. Gay Community Centers sprouted in most every major North American city - save San Francisco - where until recently the community was so fractious they could not even open such a center! Gay Community Centers with time became Gay and Lesbian Centers - then GLBT Centers and soon to be GLBT and P - polyamory - and Q centers - Queer.

Maybe one fine day even the new, trendy METROSEXUALS will join the sexual minority party and parade!
The GAY PARADIGM - which emerged as a result of this desire for being OPEN - was often confrontational to the larger straight community with a certain "WE'RE QUEER and WE'RE HERE!" element in far too many areas of America. In the gay era before AIDS the fact of life was that the gay community was hijacked by the THREE B'S who made a killing - and also ultimately killed off thousands if not millions of gays. They are the BARS, the BATHS, and the BOOKSTORES. Their agenda was to make FILTHY LUCRE and they did so rapaciously for years and years. Gay communities in these early years - including their activists and journalists became dependent on these deep pockets but they too were all too often caught in the thrall of the 3 B's AGENDA - even hidden agenda - SEEK BUT DO NOT FIND.

Even today the "beau ideal" of the American gay community is some twenty-something twink or hunk or military type - portrayed again and again for decades endlessly and all but mindlessly. This beau ideal type can never be snared and brought home to one's bed - save at a hefty price (escorts and models or trade) - much less to one's life and family! Billions have been and will continue to be made on the backs and knees of these 18 to 25 year olds who are then cast off for next year's "model". Nothing is sadder than meeting a middle-aged towel boy at a gay bath or spa who was once "somebody."

The NOT so secret moneymaking agenda of the POWERS THAT BE in the gay community - the 3 B's and their legion of co- conspirators was "SEEK BUT DO NOT FIND". Gay men HAD to go out as often as possible to the bars, the baths or the bookstores - as they might be missing out on something or someone. Even if they found someone it was and is all too often a one-night stand if not a 15 minute standup. One gay friend recently admitted to me he had not had horizontal gay sex since the AIDS epidemic was full-blown (i.e. two decades). While many gay men do find long-term committed relationships - as the new Gay Episcopal Bishop of New Hampshire - far too many will regale you with Elizabeth Taylor-esque tales of their 13 husbands and numerous affairs - few lasting more than a season or two. BUT - the 3 B's want gays "to seek but do not find" - to be good consumers - good customers! I attended University of California's Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco in the early 70's and one openly notorious homosexual law student openly proclaimed that his small gay bar and its 11 long-term regular patrons who cashed their every paycheck there paid his way through law school. He admitted that over two dozen such "regulars" were openly feted at all major holidays and their every birthday to keep them as "regulars".
Even to this day - the GAY PARADIGM - the GAY COMMUNITY is still trying to shirk this "seek but do not find" rigid pattern. Unlike many HAPPY BISEXUALS - gays and even many Lesbians - are still under this spell - notwithstanding that even the major gay mecca cities San Francisco and New York closed the gay baths - gay bars are half in number or half full today -yet the adult bookstores - and videos - and pornographers are richer than ever - harvesting a new crop of young twinks and studs for their 15 minutes of fame every season of every year until the end of time.

Things - largely due to AIDS as well as a maturing gay and lesbian community - have changed and are changing - but this post STONEWALL era led to the emergence of the B in this GLBT equation and the failed bisexual models that early on entered the GLBT arenas in North America.

III. HERE COME THE BI's to join the GLBT EQUATION - & the early Failed Bi Models!

Finally, after this gay party and parade - then gay + lesbian party and parade - was far along - here cum da bisexuals!

Bisexuals were not well known much less understood. The only STUDIES and RESEARCH done was in boring tomes and scholarly texts and research papers STUDYING UNHAPPY or TROUBLED BISEXUALS willing to go under the microscope or even the knife! Happy bisexuals then and now LARGELY prefer to remain in the shadows and do not have the "be queer and be here!" attitude or lifestyle.

The first bisexual activists to come forward - wanted to join the Gay and Lesbian Community - SO WRONGLY they embraced this exuberant - "We're queer and we're here!" philosophy. Sadly all too often many bisexual activists were gays or lesbians who HAD BEEN bisexuals and were NOW at ease in the gay and lesbian milieu. While they "had been there and had done that" - they often no longer understood that most bisexuals do NOT want, need or care for being openly bisexual.

So in these early years - we had: Bi ACTIVISTS - many who were now openly gay or lesbian + EXPERTS - who had studied unhappy if not troubled bisexuals - and for a publication "ANYTHING THAT MOVES" and for a national organization Bi NET USA. The activists are still here - some strong in some areas - others gone with the wind - and thankfully some NEXT GENERATION bisexual activists who are more truly in tune and in touch with what bisexuals want and who they really are. The old EXPERTS are being replaced by "new experts" like our own Sheldon Lewin at <> and William Burleson - author of "Bi America" from Haworth Press - see his website at <> and others. "ANYTHING THAT MOVES" and Bi Net USA have been put to bed or are in disarray - and new, "next generation" replacements are emerging.

IV. THE NEXT GENERATION BISEXUALS - new role models - Bi MEN NETWORK - "Be Bi = Be Happy!"
So now that is where we come in - Who are we? Why are we here? We are here for the HAPPY bisexuals as well as the unhappy bisexuals. IF you arrive here troubled, anxious, fearful and isolated - hopefully with time you come to better love yourself and accept yourself. Even upon arrival here you quickly realize that indeed: "You are NOT alone!"

Bi Men need to talk with others similarly situated. And as our Mission Statement proclaims we believe they are often better served to mingle with - romance and/or bed other bi men. THE WORST SCENARIO for bi married men is to keep it bottled up for decades and end up like the bi-curious married man next door in "American Beauty Rose" who makes his wife and son miserable and then kills the man next door (Kevin Spacey) who he luridly imagines is having a bi male affair with his son!

The Bi Men Network provides a haven and safe harbor for our membership worldwide. Many benefit from our HOME PAGE - at www.bimenorg - and our chat rooms there without ever even joining a Bi Men group. Bi Men need to be open to someone - even if it is just HERE at the Bi MEN NETWORK. We openly discuss the problems bi men face - as "To Tell or Not To Tell" - safe and safer sex - the range of sexual and relationship options for bi men - and much more.

Just WHO are the happy men here? As we repeatedly say here - there are infinite shades of grey at Bi Men Network. The happy bi men member can be:

  1. The bi married man with ONE steady regular male playmate - whether that male buddy be gay or bi.
  2. The bi married man who likes to play the field when it comes to man to man sex.
  3. The bi married man who plays with both men and women.
  4. The bi married man who looks but does not touch - or may have touched in the past but is now a voyeur.;
  5. The bi married man who has an active fetish interest - whether to go out to S&M bars decked out as the King of Leather or to drag bars decked out as the Queen of Sheba.
  6. The bi married man who loves to travel alone on business or pleasure or both and keeps his side action on the road.
  7. The bi married man considering divorce and either going it alone - or openly embracing the gay mainstream lifestyle.
  8. The bi married man who is a widower or whose wife is ill or had major surgery or illness that has cramped their sexual fun or whose wife has a low sex drive or no sex drive.
  9. A bi married man who is merely bi-curious - he may stay with us - come and go - or just visit for a bit and then leave us.
  10. The bi guy who was once straight or fully bi but is now pretty much gay but is happy here.
  11. Gay men who like bi guys and enjoy the Bi Men Network - not all gay men are at ease or prefer the "gay mainstream."
There are at least eleven other types of bi men here - mostly happy - with their ups and downs - some we've met some still unmet. INFINITE SHADES OF GREY!

V. THE FUTURE OF THE Bi MEN NETWORK - Where We Want to Go! = Where We are Going!
We are now six years old. Five of these years we were supported by one of the early bisexual models - the AIB - now the Bisexual Foundation - <> - but this last year we have been on our own and more openly embracing our "Bi Bi = Be Happy!" philosophy and also opening networking worldwide with not only the bisexual world community but the GLBT worldwide global village. We now have well over 1/4 million active and bi gay male members worldwide. We are now the largest bisexual organization on earth and one of the Top 10 GLBT groups by size worldwide today. All bi and gay adult men aged 18 to 118 are invited to join us - free - and be part of that bright and happy future - please join the Bi Men Network - we are family!

VI. Contacts at the Bi MEN NETWORK

Best Wishes & Big Hugs,
Founder & President
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