Before the explosive confrontation between Heather Dubrow and Taylor Armstrong, the latter shared that she was the furthest thing from “anti-woman”.
The housewives sat down, sharing information about themselves. New information.
Taylor Armstrong had something to share: she’s bisexual. it was not new to allbut it was for the majority!
A suitable revelation for the finale. RHOC Episode airing during Pride Month 2023!
During this week’s outing for a less-than-authentic “cowboy” experience, the ladies sat down for a bite to eat.
They had worked up an appetite while riding a mechanical bull. Well, some of them had. In addition, the spread of food? Absolutely delicious.
Regardless, they decided to share things about themselves that others didn’t know. When it was Taylor Armstrong’s turn, he came up with an easy answer. Upon leaving.
“I’m bisexual,” Taylor told her co-stars. “Now are you nervous about me being in the bunk house with you?” (We’ll get to that second part in a bit.)
Tamra Judge, Shannon Beador, Heather Dubrow, Jennifer Pedrantic and Gina Kirschenheiter were in attendance.
Emily Simpson, unfortunately, was unable to make the trip.
Tamra was quick to acknowledge that this information was not “a shock” to her.
Remember, she and Jennifer Armstrong became good friends while filming. ultimate girls trip.
She knew. In fact, Tamra also knew that her friend had once “had a complete relationship with a woman.”
“Right,” Taylor confirmed. She detailed that this 5-year relationship happened before her marriage to Russel Armstrong.
There was some surprise at the length, with Taylor joking, “Hell, I know marriages that don’t last that long.”
And there are even marriages that last exactly that long. Meghan King knows that, right Vicki?
“Most people are surprised to find out that I am bisexual,” Taylor admitted to the confessional camera.
He acknowledged that this was “probably because just like the stereotypes.”
A lot of people think they know what bi people are seemsand makes that sprawling and diverse community even more invisible than it already is.
“It’s not something I broadcast,” Taylor admitted then.
“But,” she described, “I’m open to all people who have great souls and can love.”
That is beautiful! Kudos to Taylor (not that this is new information for her, but it’s great that she’s out of it).
Why did Taylor make such a cold joke about a potential fan among them?
We mentioned that we were going to talk about Taylor’s joking question about whether someone was feeling “nervous”.
Obviously, she was joking. And no one expressed any misgivings about sharing a roof with her.
Just for the record, there are almost no circumstances where “I don’t want to share a house with someone who is in a marginalized community” is decidedly not intolerant. So luckily no one got weird about it.
But why make the whole joke? In part, we are sure, to ease tensions.
Also, we suspect generational reasons. Taylor was born in the early 1970s, making her part of the older half of Generation X.
And bisexual people (and others in LGBTQ+ communities) sometimes have different ways of relating to straight people in their fifties than, say, Millennials in their twenties or thirties.
Simply put, some older people in the LGBTQ+ community, those in their 50s and 60s, may have different standards of acceptance.
If you grew up in a time where “this person will not disown me or literally kill meRated as acceptance, you might not think of someone saying something ignorant or derogatory as a deal breaker.
It’s possible that Taylor would have just cringed and moved on if one of her co-stars had said something biphobic.
But that wouldn’t have made it acceptable if it had.
It would simply mean that he had decided to put up with something that no one should have to put up with.
Meanwhile, generally speaking, many younger LGBTQ+ are less likely to entertain microaggressions and ignorance in any volunteer relationship.
If we had to guess, we’d say Heather Dubrow’s children might have a say in this. No what do you need.
Max is bi. Kat is a lesbian. Ace is trans. The Dubrow children know they have a loving and accepting family that will not only accept who they are, but will fight to defend them when necessary.
Taylor likely had experiences in her life when she wasn’t around people she could safely talk to. We are glad that she RHOC the castmates were more welcoming.