Twitter Is Blocking #Bisexual Hashtags And Trying To Be Sneaky About It

On Nov. 5, 2017, many LGBTQ+ Twitter users (myself included) noticed that the hashtags #bisexual and #bisexuality have been blocked from showing any photos and/or videos that dare have that hashtag in the caption.

Immediately there was a huge outcry from the bisexual community, a community that already suffers heavy erasure on a daily basis.

“I’m bi. I am a person. My existence isn’t offensive.”

The sad fact is, the LGBTQ+ community as a whole has a lot of cracks, and biphobia and bisexuality erasure is a huge part of that. I’m tired of the same people having to fight the same fight over and over again, and it’s time the rest of the LGBTQ+ community stands up with their bi peers and helps them get the respect they deserve.

Some speculate that Twitter put the filter on blocking #Bisexual and #Bisexuality photo/video tweets to help filter out pornography. That being said, just assuming that all bisexual content is pornography is inexplicably biphobic, intolerant, and negligent.

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