Hammond: Does my disclosure make a difference?
A: Well, um The truth is, I, I don’t actually date, Hammond.
I mean, not for the fun of it, anyway.
I, I more like audition potential husbands.
And, and if I don’t see any potential in it, I, I don’t waste my
H: Uh-huh. And you see no potential in mebecause I’m bisexual?
H: Well, which brings me back to “why?”
A: I suppose I associate a lifestyle of promiscuity with bisexuality.
It may not be fair, but I do.
I suppose I’m, I’m insecure that a bisexual man has sexual
needs that I can’t fulfill.
I, I suppose I’d like to think of my husband taking my son to a
ball game and, and not having to worry whether daddy is
checking out the pitcher’s glutes.
I, I suppose I’m, I’m nervous about my kids being teased
because of their father’s …sexual….. I suppose I’m, I’m worried
I suppose, in the end, I’m far morehomophobic than I ever
H: May I respond?
A: Go ahead.
H: As for your concern over promiscuity — when any person gets
married, he or she pledges fidelity.
For you to assume a bisexual person is less able to be
monogamous — that is a prejudice.
As fortaking my son to a ball game — well, if your straight
husband took your daughter to a women’s basketball game,
and you were concerned about daddy checking out the point
guard’s glutes; you’d have issues to work on with your
husband, straight or not.
As for your fears of your kids being teased —that’s cowardice.
Your fears of disease —ignorance, bias, take your pick.
As for your all too comfortable resignation to being
homophobic without the will to root out the why or the
compulsion to address it — that’s as sad as it is inexcusable.
- Ally McBeal
Season 3, Episode 13 Pursuit of Lonliness