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Q: Why do you only accept bisexual/bicurious members?
Acceptance of only bisexual members has been an ideal in our group from the beginning. By no means is this a movement to seclude ourselves from any other communities or people; it is simply a step to create a safe environment for those who are like-minded. In groups for writers or photographers, only writers and photographers are invited to join. Why should we be any different? Bisexual and pansexual people deserve a place where they can be themselves, without any of the prejudices and stereotypes that are prevalent in both the gay and straight communities.

Q: Why was I denied from joining the group?
From September 18, 2011 to October 28, 2011, the policy was to not accept any members that did not clearly demonstrate having read the rules in the note which automatically comes up when you try to join the group. Unfortunately, this rule was not met with a very positive reception, and so we now accept all applications for membership. Those who clearly state that they are bisexual/questioning are very much appreciated, but you will no longer be denied as a member of the group for ignoring the suggestion to say so.

Q: What kind of art may I submit?
We only accept art that has to do with bisexuality. It can get a bit vague, but as long as it has something to do with your sexuality and your identity (or that of your bisexual characters) and it's high quality work, it should be accepted. If you're ever unsure, you can always ask. That being said, I have to turn down a lot of artwork because it's unoriginal/not enough effort has been put into it. If it's just a paint drawing with the words "i like being bisexual" on it or something, it will not be accepted. Take a look at the reasons why submissions are most frequently denied, and keep that in mind when you submit! We do not currently accept memes of any variety.

Q: What happens if my sexual identity changes?
Lots of people have their identity evolve and change as they get to know themselves better. Please leave our group as a member, but feel free to continue watching us. This is a home for bisexuals to share their talents, but we're glad for any amount of time you spent with us on your journey.

Q: Who can I talk to about _____?
Questions about how the group is run, deviation queries, and general questions about bisexuality may be sent to jmmlewis.
Questions about the groups rules and resources can be forwarded to KnittedBunny.
Questions and worries that you're seeking advice on can be sent to DeeTay, our support team leader.
Questions about the Facebook group can be sent to jmmlewis or the forthcoming FB moderators.

Q: Why was my submission denied?
All submission denials can be contested in the comments section of the submission process. There are a myriad of reasons I don't accept deviations, including: useless erotica/smut, lack of effort shown, poor structure in literary pieces, topics unrelated to bisexuality. That being said, my decision is final, and I will no tolerate members getting fussy over it. If you are rude in your questioning of why a deviation was denied, I will not hesitate to ban you from the group.


We're always looking for more help in terms of links, interesting articles, conversation points, etc. - so if you're interested in taking on an administrative position, either comment here or send a Note to jmmlewis!

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Apponya Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011  Student Writer
Would we be able to ask you why our art was denied in a critique sort of way?
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jmmlewis Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
If you comment on the submission process of your work I can give you a quick summary of why it wasn't accepted, for sure. I can't do a full critique because of time restraints, but if you have any questions I will always do my best to politely respond.
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Apponya Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011  Student Writer
Thank you. I understand time constraints and such.
I just wanted to know if the quick summary would be possible.
Thanks!
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jmmlewis Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
This is a question to research on the deviantART FAQ! There are plenty of tutorials to help you figure out how groups work. Sorry to see you go, but best of luck on your journey! :heart:
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Magic-luver101 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011
BTW when you kick some one out when there sexual orientation identity changes do you remove there art too?
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jmmlewis Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Not sure, to be honest. I think so.
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Magic-luver101 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011
but your the one to say i cant be in the group any more so why are you sorry to see me go?
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PKnight Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011
Note: You can't change your sexual orientation, only your sexual orientation identity. So your SO is set, but your SOI changes as perception gets closer to the reality.
Sorry, just did a lot of research on this for the navy and not a lot of people know this
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jmmlewis Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Hi there!

I just wanted to let you know that I've gone in and changed the information in the applicable FAQ. I hope that this helps spread the knowledge you've shared in a helpful way. Do you have any good resources we could share with people to help them understand this idea? I'd love to be able to post it up for you. :heart:
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