“The date highlights bisexuality and the challenges posed by biphobia and bisexual erasure, as well as celebrating the work of a growing number of local, national, and international organizations around the world which champion bisexual visibility and equality,” an official press release reads. “It was first marked in 1999, and recognition has grown greatly in recent years.”
To commemorate the date, here are some proudly bisexual Latino stars who raise bisexual awareness regularly – with no hesitation. Shout out to them for breaking traditional norms and being their authentic selves!
The Brazilian trilingual pop star officially came out in her Netflix docuseries in 2018. “I only told my mom after I kissed a guy because … I didn’t know how to feel. I thought there was something wrong with me for wanting to kiss a guy and a girl. But my mom just said, ‘So what?’” she told the LA Times earlier this year.
The “Encanto” voice actress, is also proud of her sexuality. “Speaking from personal experience, it feels so f-cking good to be out. It’s still scary sometimes—I feel like an outsider so often. But those moments of discomfort are worth it because living authentically gives me so much joy and feels so honest and good,” she said in a past interview. “In October, I will marry a heterosexual man. We’ll make vows that I will take very seriously—till death do us part. But I’ll be bi till the day I die, baby, and I vow to myself to always sing that truth.”
The famous rapper is quick to shut down rumors of her queer-baiting. She’s an openly proud bisexual woman and lets it be clear when people question her. Recently, she put the records straight – in a straightforward, very boss-like way. She also previously said: “I’m married to a man, but I have expressed soo much about my bisexuality and my experiences with girls. All of a sudden, ‘queer baiting’ is the new word & people use it to the ground!”
The Colombian alternative pop artist Kali Uchis is another openly bisexual artist. “I’ve been bisexual my whole life. … People are constantly trying to find something to invalidate,” she told The Day. “I want more people in the Latin community to feel like they can express themselves freely and not have to confine themselves.” Cheers to that!
Lastly, we’re highlighting Aubrey Plaza for being her authentic self in the spotlight. She told The Advocate: “Girls are into me — that’s no secret. Hey, I’m into them too. I fall in love with girls and guys. I can’t help it.”