Holiday Shopping 2012: Buy Some Bi Gifts For Those On Your List

Written by Staff Writer November 25, 2012 at 12:32 PM

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The holidays are here. Full of good cheer, Decorations, Cooking & Baking, (and Eating!), Parties and . . . the Shopping!  So here to help you have a jolly rose, lavender and blue season is our 2012 Gift Basket chock full of ideas for all the Bisexual and Bi-Friendly people on your list.

Great Gifts & Goodies for Bisexual People
Bisexual Resource Center Buy good stuff and support your community at the same time. Fill up your shopping basket with all the "must have" Bisexual Pride T-Shirts and Buttons from Boston's Bisexual Resource Center
Bisexual Index You know you love the UK's witty and informative Bisexual Index. But did you know you can get the same sly humor and plus education on a T-shirt (and a mug for your tea, of course)? Well you can. So keep calm, have a cuppa  and follow the link to their Bisexual Pride Shop."
Tiffany's Pride Bracelets Show your Bisexual Pride with an assortment of these beautiful hand woven Bi Pride Bracelets from Tiff the Pride Bracelet Lady. Discrete yet stylish, you can wear it with your business suit or your jeans. Also available in traditional rainbow & assorted other colors as well as special orders. Buy them for your friends but don't forget to get one for yourself too.
Etsy Online Marketplace for Handmade & Vintage Items. No mass produced item here.  This is the place to find a wide variety of things from hand knit items; to earrings, bracelets, pendants & necklaces; to T-Shirts, to Pins and so much more. Click the link and spend a while browsing thru the merchandise.
Zazzle Buttons, and Stickers and Key-Chains Oh My.  Not to mention T-shirts, Caps, Posters, Bumper-Stickers even a Case for your iPhone.  Zazzle has them all emblazoned in Rose, Lavender and Blue!
CafePress T-shirts, Mugs, Mouse Pads, Teddy Bears, Buttons, Stickers etc. all with more Bisexual Pride Slogans and Pictures than you ever imagined!  Yes it's CafePress the original and still going strong. And if you can't find the item you want with your favorite saying, upload it yourself and they'll make it for you.


There's nothing more annoying than starting what is supposed to be a book with a bisexual theme or character only to find a caricature instead. I mean come on people, try to have an original idea once in a while. Dump those played-out tropes. All bisexual people are not actually duplicitous cheaters, oversexed floozies or tragically confused. But where to find the good stuff? Well here's a place to start:

Tis' The Reason For The Season: Spirituality
Blessed Bi Spirit:
Bisexual People of Faith
Blessed Bi Spirit: Bisexual People of Faith an anthology edited by Rabbi Debra Kolodny Published in 2000 this book speaks to the benefits of being blessed with the possibility of a love that transcends the socially constructed boundary of gender identity (masculine/feminine) and the biologically constructed boundary of sex (male/female).
"Must Have" Bisexual Classics for Your Bookshelf
The Bisexual Option The Bisexual Option by Dr. Fritz Klein - First published in 1978, with a 2nd edition updated in 1993 with a foreward by Dr. Regina Reinhardt, it is considered one of the seminal works on bisexuality in the discipline of queer studies. The book showed bisexuals that they were not alone and discusses where people may fit on the sexual orientation continuum.
Bi Any Other Name:
Bisexual People Speak Out
Bi Any Other Name: Bisexual People Speak Out is an anthology edited by Dr. Loraine Hutchins and Lani Ka'ahumanu. First published in 1991, it is one of the most important books in the history of the modern bisexual rights movement. Rather than arguing statistics or debating the sexuality of long dead celebrities, the book gave a space to normal bisexuals who told their lives.
Getting Bi:
Voices of Bisexuals Around the World
Getting Bi: Voices of Bisexuals Around the World is an anthology edited by Robyn Ochs and Sarah E Rowley that was originally published in 2005 with a 2nd edition in 2009. By enriching our understanding of bisexuality within so many cultural and geographic contexts, this anthology serves as a magnificent tool for building support and respect for the sexual rights of each one of us.
Bisexuality and Trangenderism:
Intersexions of the Others
Bisexuality and Trangenderism: Intersexions of the Others a 2004 anthology edited by Fritz Klein, Karen Yescavage & Jonathan Alexander explores how bi & trans people have similar & comparable experiences: conventional descriptors for sexuality & gender do not fit.
Look Both Ways:
Bisexual Politics
Look Both Ways: Bisexual Politics by Jennifer Baumgardner weaves personal stories, sociocultural commentary & interviews with 3rd wave feminists to explores the potential freedom & fulfillment of bisexual identity.  Finalist in the Bisexual category at the 20th Annual Lambda Literary Awards
Sexual Fluidity:
Understanding Women's Love and Desire
Sexual Fluidity: Understanding Women's Love and Desire by Dr. Lisa M. Diamond Explores issues that have political, scientific and personal ramifications. Lesbian researcher Professor Diamond shows that love and desire are not rigidly heterosexual or homosexual but fluid, changing as people move through the stages of life. Finalist in the Bisexual category at the 21st Annual Lambda Literary Awards.
Bi America:
Myths Truths & Struggles of an Invisible Community
Bi America: Myths, Truths, and Struggles of an Invisible Community by William E. Burleson specifically looks at the bisexual community and bi history, by going to bi picnics, conferences, support groups, and performances. Especially if you feel like you are the only bisexual you know, this book is great.
For the Bisexual/LGBTQ+ & Progressive Young Adults on Your List
Queer Greer Queer Greer by A. J. Walkley is a coming of age and coming to terms book about a bisexual high-school student which rings true. Which is undoubtedly helped by the fact that it is written by a young bisexual author.
Split Screen:
Attack of the Soul-Sucking Brain Zombies / Bride of the Soul-Sucking Brain Zombies
Split Screen: Attack of the Soul-Sucking Brain Zombies / Bride of the Soul-Sucking Brain Zombies Narrated by bisexual Min and her best friend Russell. Min is a well-adjusted, happy bisexual teenager. Amazing!  Winner of the Bisexual category at the 20th Annual Lambda Literary Awards
Love You Two Love You Two by Australian academic and researcher Maria Pallotta-Chiarolli tells the story of what happens when an average teenage girl accidentally discovers that her mother is polyamorous. This book deals with issues such as teenage sex, date rape, bisexuality, homosexuality, polyamory, and "rainbow families" in a sensitive and subtle way. Winner of the Bisexual Fiction category at the 22nd Annual Lambda Literary Awards.
Notable Books including the Bisexual Lammy winners and finalists
Bisexual's Guide to the Universe The Bisexual's Guide to the Universe: Quips, Tips, and Lists for Those Who Go Both Ways by Nicole Kristal and Mike Szymanski is a fun, irreverent & witty take on bisexuality packed full of feel-good bi philosophy. Winner of the Bisexual category at the 19th Annual Lambda Literary Awards
Bi Men:
Coming Out Every Which Way
Bi Men: Coming Out Every Which Way an anthology edited by Pete Chvnay and Ron Jackson Suresha is a moving and pioneering celebration of the male bisexual self that explores what it means to be a bisexual man in today's monosexually oriented society. Finalist in the Bisexual category at the 19th Annual Lambda Literary Awards
Open:
Love, Sex, and Life in an Open Marriage
Open: Love, Sex, and Life in an Open Marriage by Jenny Block. In Open, Block paints a down to earth picture of how an open marriage can work, and specifically why it works for her and her husband. Winner of the Bisexual category at the 21st Annual Lambda Literary Awards
Holy Communion Holy Communion by Mykola Dementiuk is a rite-of-passage novel that follows a the four-day period in the life of a seven-year-old boy's during his first communion preparations and celebration as he finds a way to cope first by indifference, later by defiance and rebellion. Winner of the Bisexual Fiction category at the 22nd Annual Lambda Literary Awards.
Leaving India:
My Family’s Journey From Five Villages to Five Continents
Leaving India: My Family’s Journey From Five Villages to Five Continents by Minal Hajratwala is a luminous narrative by a child of immigrants offers a deeply intimate look at what it means to call more than one part of the world home. Beginning with her great-grandfather original flight from British-occupied India she follows her ancestors to explain how they came to be spread across five continents and nine countries. Winner of the Bisexual Non-Fiction category at the 22nd Annual Lambda Literary Awards.
The Lunatic, the Lover, and the Poet The Lunatic, the Lover, and the Poet by Myrlin A. Hermes imagines Hamlet's early years as a student at Wittenberg University in this 'prequel' to Shakespear's play. Laced with quotes, references, and in-jokes, cross-dressing, bed-tricks, mistaken identity, and a bisexual love-triangle inspired by Shakespeare's own sonnets, this novel upends everything you thought you knew about Hamlet. Winner of the Bisexual Fiction category at the 23rd Annual Lambda Literary Awards.
Border Sexualities, Border Families in Schools Border Sexualities, Border Families in Schools by Maria Pallotta-Chiarolli is a groundbreaking work which gives an in-depth glimpse of the issues that face sexual minority students, families & teachers within the school system and offers realistic ideas about how to address these issues. Winner of the Bisexual Non-Fiction category at the 23rd Annual Lambda Literary Awards.
The Correspondence Artist In The Correspondence Artist, by Barbara Browning the heroine, Vivian, is a middle-aged writer who’s ending a years-long affair she’s conducted with a famous artist whoes identity the narrator artfully conceals in a flurry of misinformation. The true identity (or gender) of the lover doesn’t matter, what does is how the protaganist Vivian feels about it all. Winner of the Bisexual Fiction category at the 24th Annual Lambda Literary Awards.
The Horizontal Poet The Horizontal Poet, is the first full-length poetry collection by award winning poet Jan Steckel, a retired Harvard- and Yale-trained pediatrician, an disability and bisexual rights activist and writer. Winner of the Bisexual Non-Fiction category at the 24th Annual Lambda Literary Awards.

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