Frank Underwood Is Bisexual (And Why It Matters)

Beau Willimon, the creator of House of Cards, commented on the nature of Frank's sexuality in a Huffington Post article after the release of season 3 in March 2015. When asked if Frank is bisexual or gay, he responded “I don’t think Frank Underwood really puts much stock in those sort of labels. As he says in the Sentinel episode [in Season 1], ‘When I’m attracted to someone, I’m attracted to them. Period.’” Choosing not to label one's sexuality is a completely legitimate choice. Because Frank is a fictional character in a TV show viewed by millions of people, it would be a meaningful move on the part of the creators of the show to explicitly refer to Frank's sexuality, be it queer, bisexual, or pansexual.

Why Grammar Snobbery Is Hurting More Than Helping

The first time I threw out one of the grammar rules was my freshman year of college, when I was introduced to the existence of individuals who use they/them pronouns. But there is no singular they, I thought briefly. That's against the rules. I contemplated the matter for a few minutes before deciding that I needed to privilege someone's request for respect, someone's humanity, over something as trivial as grammar. And the rest of the rules began to fall away, too.