More out bisexuals would mean less of that bisexual invisibility that bisexuals are always complaining about.
If more bisexuals were out, more straight people would know they actually know and love sexual minorities, which would lead to less anti-LGBT bigotry generally, which would be better for everyone.
Yes, lots of people judge and condemn and fear bisexuals.
If those were good reasons to stay closeted, no gay or lesbian person would ever come out.
Bisexual activists like to complain that they're the most oppressed because (1) it's a contest, and (2) it's a good excuse.
If they can argue—and unfortunately, they can—that lots of gay people are mean to them (some gay people don't want to date them, some gay people doubt they exist) straight people are mean to them (some straight people don't want to date them, some straight people doubt they exist), then bisexual people aren't to blame for the bisexual closet. And they have a point—but it's a self-serving, self-defeating point.
(We wanted to let our friends down easy; we didn't want our families to think we'd gone over the dark side entirely.) This can lead adult gays and lesbians—myself included—to doubt the professed sexual identities of bisexual teenagers.
When I meet a bisexual teenage boy, for instance, I sometimes think to myself, "Yeah, I was too at your age." That doesn't mean the kid standing in front of me couldn't possibly be bisexual (I wasn't, he might be!
An excerpt from a sadly typical bi Savage Love letter: I am a 30-year-old bi male recently engaged to a wonderful woman. The closet is awful and I wouldn't wish its miseries on anyone.
I have never told my fiancée about my bi past, and didn't think it was a big deal because I am more attracted to women, and was only in one male/male relationship... Hiding the truth about your sexuality from someone you love is painful and exhausting...
Men can be bisexual, it’s not a phase, confusion or gay men telling half-truths.