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Lili Reinhart Speaks Out Against Bisexual Stereotypes

Lili Reinhart attends the 26th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 19, 2020 in Los Angeles, California.
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Since coming out as bi earlier this fall, Lili Reinhart has been pushing back on bi erasure (the notion that because someone is in a hetero relationship, that they are straight), continuing to speak candidly about her bisexuality. 

While the Riverdale star did date Cole Sprouse, she has since called herself a “proud bisexual woman,” becoming a bicon (bi icon).  

See also: Meet Canadian actor Elliot Page.

Reinhart recently retweeted a post by user mattxiv, saying, “perhaps the reason romantic and sexual relationships between women are fetishised or perceived ‘as a phase’ is because our culture struggles to understand a concept of love and sexuality that doesn’t involve men whatsoever.”  On that post she commented, “AMEN. I am BI AND PROUD.” 

While many of the comments were overwhelmingly affirming, some were not. In her response, Reinhart tweeted again, “It’s all too common for men to bully their bi/pan girlfriends. They can accept when a woman wants another man, but hey can’t respect when a woman wants another woman. F**k that toxic shit.”

Speaking out is one way to shed light on common misconceptions about bisexual women

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