Anne Heche is the canary in the cultural coal mine, and she deserves more

The way Anne Heche was treated so horribly and openly that it certainly had far-reaching effects on the safety and well-being of other eccentrics, including bisexuals and bisexuals like myself. Growing up with that rhetoric is especially traumatic because it never makes sense. Why is it confusing when she likes both men and women? I did. I assume others do too. But now, seeing her unconventional approach to labeling and sexuality at the time, it’s clear I was wrong. I must be. Everyone was laughing, so I must have just…missed something. Even about myself.

“Call me whatever you want — I don’t call me anything,” Heche emphatically said in his interview with The Advocate. “Label is about what makes you feel good.” Even in 2001, Heche was much ahead of his time. 21 years ago, sex was actually considered a binary system. If you’re a guy who likes men, you’re gay. A woman who likes women, a lesbian. If not, you’re straight, and that’s it. Heche, meanwhile, threw it into the stream very publicly around the time Ellen DeGeneres very publicly came out and was seen as a hero.

She became the canary in the cultural coal mine, letting the world know that they weren’t ready for complicated discussions about the weird.

https://www.slashfilm.com/963663/anne-heche-was-the-canary-in-the-cultural-coal-mine-and-she-deserved-better/ Anne Heche is the canary in the cultural coal mine, and she deserves more

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