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Bisexual Icons

Robyn Exton

Sep 22, 2021

Bisexual Icons
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  • Bisexuality is beautiful and deserves to be celebrated!

    There are so many wonderful bisexual people, so for Bi Visibility Week, we wanted to highlight some bisexual icons – past and present. 

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    Marlene Dietrich

    The unrivaled Marlene Dietrich was one of the most successful actresses of the silent film era before blossoming into an accomplished singer and cabaret performance.

    She was also part of an underground society called ‘The Sewing Circle,’ comprised of lesbian and bisexual film actresses.

    She was the first woman to kiss a woman on film – all the way back in 1930. A true trailblazer.

    Mae Martin

    Source: Mae Martin on Instagram

    If you haven’t watched Mae Martin’s semi-autobiographical show Feel Good on Netflix yet, you’re missing out!

    The Canadian comedian and actor is equal parts hilarious and relatable.

    They are bisexual and non-binary and have even written a book about sexuality and gender identity, titled Can Everyone Please Calm Down?: A Guide to 21st Century Sexuality.

    Vaneet Mehta

    Source: Vaneet Mehta on Instagram

    Vaneet Mehta is the creator of the #BisexualMenExist project, which aims to platform bisexual men’s voices and demystify male bisexuality.

    Your bisexuality is valid whatever your gender identity and Vaneet is doing amazing work to support bisexuals of all genders.

    Stephanie Beatriz

    Source: Stephanie Beatriz on Instagram

    Stephanie Beatriz shot to fame playing Rosa Diaz in NBC’s Brooklyn 99.

    She is proudly bisexual, and her character Rosa also came out as bisexual in the show’s fifth season. Her coming out episode will make you feel all the feels.

    Since then, she has also played an LGBTQ+ character in Lin-Manuel Miranda’s musical In The Heights.

    Frida Kahlo

    Frida Kahlo is a true icon of the bisexual community.

    She was a Mexican painter and artist who posthumously became hailed as a key figure in the feminist and LGBTQ+ movements.

    She was a prolific artist who was inspired by her heritage, politics, and the surrealist movement.

    Tanya Compas

    Source: Tanya Compas on Instagram

    Tanya Compas is the founder of Exist Loudly CIC, which aims to create spaces of joy, community, and care for Black LGBTQ+ youth.

    She uses her platform to speak openly about living at the intersection of Blackness and queerness and exploring both the masculine and feminine sides of herself.

    Kelsey Ellison

    Source: Kelsey Ellison on Instagram

    Kelsey Ellison exploded onto the front pages of the internet as the dancing Hermione meme, but she has stayed there because of her tireless disability and LGBTQ+ activism.

    She creates content on TikTok, Instagram, and YouTube about her prosthetic eye, sweet dance moves, and relationship with model Rain Dove. 

    Lilly Singh

    Source: Lilly Singh on Instagram

    In a word, Lilly Singh is a bawse!

    She started out as a YouTuber ten years ago, and now she’s the first person of Indian descent to host a major US late-night talk show, A Little Late with Lilly Singh. She came out as bisexual in 2019.

    Megan Fox

    Source: Megan Fox on Instagram

    Who better to finish the list than the incomparable Megan Fox?

    The actor and model has been out as bisexual for seemingly forever and absolutely owns it!

    She still posts regularly about being bisexual on Instagram while she smashes her career and breaks down barriers for women at the same time.


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    Robyn Exton

    Robyn is the CEO & Founder of HER the world's largest brand for LGBTQ womxn & queer people. Also runs London Queer Fashion Show. Find her on LinkedIn or Twitter.

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