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Comments on “the block” from bisexual people

This is stunning and sad.  I don't see how a company can say that they are a strong supporter of the LGBT community and then marginalize a large part of that community.  As a category of porn, I can't imagine that bisexual is any more prevalent than "gay", if for no other reason, there isn't any where near as much of it.  One of the biggest issues facing bisexuals is isolation and lack of community.  When the #1 search engine in the world, makes it harder to find information and a community, it is terribly unfortunate. - Jim Larsen, Secretary/Treasurer of the Bisexual Organizing Project / BECAUSE Conference Chair 2012

"Google's block on the word "bisexual" is extremely frustrating! As a bisexual activist, I am often stymied in my efforts to find and reach bi organisations that I know are there! How much more disheartening must it be for those people who don't know what resources are there, and because of the block, can't find them?&quo…

Google’s Bisexual Problem

by Faith Cheltenham

Google's block of the word bisexual from its Auto Complete and Instant Search features has slowly become a slight obsession of mine.  Much like the ironies in a Douglas Adams book, "the block" has begun to take on more and more meaning as I see how deep it goes.  I recall being told by a White House staffer in 2010, "We don't know about any bi organizations", was that due to "the block"?  GLAAD doesn't list bisexual as one of the many communities it works with, is that also because they forgot to press Enter?  If one of the biggest companies in the world decides to erase your identity, will anyone notice?  
An S.E.P or 'Somebody Else's Problem field'...utilizes a person's natural tendency to ignore things they don't easily accept, like, for example, aliens at a cricket match. Any object around which an S.E.P is applied will cease to be noticed, because any problems one may have understanding it (and the…