Compared to their lesbian and gay peers, bisexuals face more instances of violence and are three times more likely to be treated violently by the police when reporting crimes.
The report also noted that bisexuals have a higher likelihood of poor health outcomes than gays and lesbians.
Bisexuals, according to the study, are four times as likely to report attempted suicide than gays and lesbians, and twice as likely than heterosexuals. because I wouldn’t want to add another layer of discrimination on top of the racism, sexism, and ableism I already face in the workplace,” said Priyanka, a bisexual woman who asked that not use her real name.
Forty-nine (49) percent of bisexuals reported not being out at work, compared to 24 percent of gays and lesbians. “I am closeted to everyone in my family except for my parents, sister, and cousin,” she said.
also sponsors bi-positive programming, holds a support group, promotes visibility at Pride events and provides speakers about bisexuality.
It has a "long-standing role as a clearinghouse for bisexual information, " and has a lending library with approximately 200 books about bisexuality and some movies.
The book also addresses the intersection of bisexuality with race, class, ethnicity, gender identity, disability and national identity.
“A news reporter might report on Pride events and say ‘gay and lesbian,’ or even, ‘gay, lesbian, and transgender,’ even in the same article or report that also used ‘LGBT’,” she said.The Bisexual Resource Center (BRC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit educational organization headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, that has served the Bisexual community since 1985.Originally known as The East Coast Bisexual Network, it incorporated in 1989 as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and changed its name to the Bisexual Resource Center in 1993.I still liked boys at that time, too, but I was more drawn to women at that point.As I got older I realized, of course, that I was not a lesbian and that there was the middle ground in bisexuality.” Bisexuality Begets Bigotry Bisexuality has been defined as an attraction to both men and women people of various gender identities.“I’ve witnessed erasure in both pop culture and the lives of me and my friends,” she said.“Bisexual characters are so rare in TV and movies, and often they’re either villains, ‘don’t like labels,’ or their bisexuality is played off as a joke.” Blonder also said that she’s been asked if her bisexuality is a phase and even told that her orientation “doesn’t matter” when she’s dating men, even if the man she’s dating is also bisexual.Even the terms “gay and lesbian” or “gay rights” or “gay marriage” have devastating effects for bisexual people, Blonder continued.“It may seem like a small turn of phrase, but for someone who feels isolated or alone because of their sexual identity, it can exacerbate those feelings even further,” she said.They are all accepting, however, I couldn’t gauge initial reactions because I was outed to them several months before I personally came out to any one of them.“Although my parents are supportive, they fear that our larger family would be hostile towards a same-sex wedding or relationship, and so imply I should remain closeted to our larger family.” A concern among many bisexual activists is the erasure of bisexual identities and experiences within the larger LGBTQ community and mainstream society.