Glamor, "How Bisexual Women are Being Failed by Their (straight male) Partners"
Mental health disorders and alcohol misuse more common in LGB people | EurekAlert! Science News
Another year, another study about how bi people have worse mental health outcomes. #biphobia
homophobia, biphobia, relationship abuse
New Zealand study on domestic and sexual violence:
"Lesbian or gay people are more than twice as likely to have experienced that kind of violence, and bisexual adults are almost three times as likely to suffer from sexual violence as the average New Zealander....
"The question of why lesbian, gay and bisexual people are so likely to suffer from sexual or domestic violence has not been answered, but it is something officials want to understand."
#biphobia Bi adults benefit less from the positive health effects of education. The effect is more pronounced for bi women.
St. Paul Mayor Norm Coleman said Tuesday that he has refused to sign a proclamation declaring June as "the month of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Pride Celebration."
He said that he would have joined Minneapolis Mayor Sharon Sayles Belton in endorsing the annual event if it were for gays and lesbians only, but that he sees no public purpose in promoting bisexual or transgender pride.
Why the distinction?
"I see [being bisexual or having a sex change] as lifestyle issues," Coleman said. On the other hand, he said, gays and lesbians have legal status as "protected-class" citizens because of their sexual orientation.
May 4, 1994. Minneapolis Star Tribune, St. Paul Edition.
Research: LGB people more likely to disconnect from religious denominations while maintaining private faith:
Interesting #biphobia connection:
> "We found that those who identify as bisexual show a greater decline in their religious attendance than gay and lesbian individuals."
> This difference could be explained by some research that has found bisexuals are less likely to be accepted than their gay counterparts, even in affirming denominations, Woodell said.
> "There is newer research showing that bisexuals have experienced stigmatization in their congregation because their sexuality is viewed as a choice," Woodell said.