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11 Portrayals Of Bisexuality On TV Shows That Were Kinda Problematic, TBH

It's not that complicated.

1. On Glee, when Kurt described bisexuality as a "term gay guys use when they want to hold hands with girls and feel like a normal person":

Kurt: "Bisexual's a term that gay guys in high school use when they want to hold hands with girls and feel like a normal person for a change"

2. On Degrassi: Next Class, when Tristan repeatedly invalidated his boyfriend Miles' bisexuality and his character was never called out for it:

Tristan: "You can't even decide if you like boys or girls," "Miles is firmly on boys now," "Is there another name for someone who humps anything that moves?"

3. On Sex and the City, when Carrie found out the guy she was seeing was bisexual and called it "a layover on the way to Gay Town."

Carrie: "I'm not even sure that bisexuality exists, I think it's just a layover on the way to Gay Town"

4. On The O.C., when Marissa started dating Alex and all of the characters just assumed she was "experimenting with a lesbian phase":

Julie: "I'll see your former fugitive flame and raise you a lesbian daughter," Kirsten: "I'm sure it's just a phase"

5. On The L Word, when Alice's bisexuality was treated as "indecisiveness":

Dana: "When are you gonna make up your mind between dick and pussy? And spare us the gory bisexual details"

6. On Big Mouth, when Ali described bisexuality as "so binary":

Ali says pansexuality means she's "into girls boys and everyone in between," classmate says they thought that was bisexuality, she says no and that bisexuality is "so binary"

7. On Faking It, when Shane said that men couldn't be bisexual and that it's just a step toward admitting they're gay:

8. On Orange Is the New Black, when Piper, who had shown attraction to men and women, was consistently referred to as either a lesbian or straight:

Piper looks very serious

9. On Will & Grace, when Will described pansexuality as "a rest stop on the way to homo" and the show pretty much consistently treated bisexuality as a joke:

Will and Grace talking to each other

10. On Degrassi: The Next Generation, when Paige later dismissed her relationship with Alex as "just a phase":

Paige and Alex

11. And finally, on Queer as Folk, when Brian said it's "not okay to like both":

Brian and Lindsay

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Correction: An earlier version of this post misidentified a Sex and the City character. It has since been corrected.