American singer, songwriter, and actress, Halsey, had to set some folks straight on what it means to be bisexual.
After posting a photo of herself on the cover of Paper Magazine celebrating Pride, Halsey was disappointed some people fell back on old stereotypes that a bisexual person stops being bisexual once they get in a heteronormative relationship.
She captioned the original post with:
Happy #NationalComingOutDay! ya girl is #OutAndProud. Here's a throwback of me covering @papermagazine's PRIDE Issue! One of the 🏳️🌈proudest🏳️🌈 moments of my life!
Happy #NationalComingOutDay! ya girl is #OutAndProud. Here’s a throwback of me covering @papermagazine’s PRIDE Issu… https://t.co/wxtCK8IDUv— h (@h)1539289137.0
It didn't take long for people to start questioning her sexuality because she is dating rapper G-Eazy.
Halsey posted a message to clear things up about bisexuality.
thanks queen ✨ @halsey https://t.co/SpgCenBM3R— h. (@h.)1539291525.0
@badlandswar @halsey I felt that on a spiritual level 🙌🏾— Avril (@Avril)1539292126.0
Luckily, many more people showed Halsey love rather than ignorance or hate.
@halsey @papermagazine thank u for inspiring me and being such an empowering lady! u have such a huge part of me be… https://t.co/k6IA5ZjIwo— sophie (@sophie)1539290357.0
@halsey @papermagazine we love a bi queen— Mads 📍 (@Mads 📍)1539289162.0
@halsey You’re one of the reasons I truly discovered my sexuality and came out as bi, you helped me ALOT back in 20… https://t.co/LAoXAsUW9i— 🌸 Esme 🌸 sd 📌 (@🌸 Esme 🌸 sd 📌)1539289197.0
@halsey @papermagazine I came out to my mom last year on bi visibility day. it’s been over a year now 💗💜💙— ruby (@ruby)1539289288.0
@halsey @papermagazine bisexual icon— move mojito (@move mojito)1539289174.0
@halsey @papermagazine I’m so proud of you. You’re such an inspiration 💕I came out to my parents this year!— Someya (@Someya)1539289676.0
@halsey @papermagazine We stan a bisexual queen👩❤️💋👨❤👩❤️💋👩 https://t.co/Fve3wagmH7— Sp00ky B0i🎃 |Makaila🌈 (@Sp00ky B0i🎃 |Makaila🌈)1539289653.0
@halsey @papermagazine i’m proud of how far you’ve come. you’re such an inspiration to me. thank you for saving me— eva ⚰️ (@eva ⚰️)1539289166.0
@halsey @papermagazine i’m so proud of you and your openness and advocacy for LGBTQ+ is what helped me come to term… https://t.co/EnM95hEnFa— madi (@madi)1539290092.0
It would seem the majority gets it. Bisexuality doesn't "go away" based on the gender of the person you are with.
Here's to Halsey and an end to the erasure of people's sexualities.