Review: Queerly Beloved A 'Must-Read' That Reflects a Bisexual Experience
August 14, 2014
"I found myself unable to put the book down once I cracked the spine," writes A J Watley in her review of Queerly Beloved for Bi Magazine. Watley continues that she "would highly recommend it to everyone in the LGBTQ community, as well as those who want to understand gender, sexuality and trans issues a little better.
Her review also draws parallels between Diane and Jacob's experience as a post-transition couple and the way bisexuals feel in the LGBTQ community. "Diane writes that people 'couldn’t understand why a presumably straight couple was at a queer bar or representing a lesbian magazine.' ...This is a frequent frustration, which causes me to be even more vocal about my own bisexuality when meeting people for the first time...I’ve been there. I’ve experienced that. I know other bisexuals and those who identify with fluid orientation labels (pansexual, sexually fluid, queer…) will understand as well."
Watley is is also "intrigued" by the authors' contention that, “It’s not our place to identify someone else as a lesbian or as a straight person or as a bisexual person. It’s completely up to them to decide and verbalize what their sexual orientation is.”
In concllusion, Watley writes, "Not only does Queerly Beloved tackle important issues surrounding the topics of gender, identity, orientation and the like, but...Diane and Jacob truly write openly and from the heart about their experiences"