Tag Archives: bi research

Closet ten times as powerful for bis – Yougov

New research by YouGov for Stonewall published today reveals that three in ten bi men (30 per cent) and almost one in ten bi women (8 per cent), say they cannot be open about their sexual orientation with any of their friends. This is compared to just two per cent of gay men and one per cent of lesbians. That […]

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More research highlights bi experience of violence

New research from Canada confirms what we have seen elsewhere – that bisexual people are more likely to experience violence and abuse than both gay and straight people. Statistics Canada – their equivalent to our Office for National Statistics – note that “In 2014, overall, there were more than 100,000 incidents of violent victimization involving a bisexual victim and more […]

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One in three bi pupils are bullied at school over sexuality

LGBT equality group Stonewall has released guidance for secondary schools to help combat bi-erasure and biphobia. Celebrating Bi Inclusion in Secondary Schools is designed to provide specific insight into the experiences of bi young people in schools and highlight issues that bi people of all ages continue to face. Confirming what bi-specific groups have argued for more than twenty years, […]

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Different for Bis: December 2017

The latest in bisexuality research. Bi Special The Psychology of Sexualities Review devoted its Winter 2017 edition to bisexuality with a raft of interesting papers about bi research from Europe, the USA and New Zealand. The opening editorial piece reflects on a key change, observing: “In the last few years, bisexuality has become contested in rather different ways than in […]

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Different for Bis: October 2017

Stonewall’s new report on LGBTphobic hate crime came out in September. “Hate Crime And Discrimination” is the result of a YouGov survey of 5,375 people with an interesting breakdown: “58 per cent of respondents are gay or lesbian, 30 per cent are bi, 9 per cent use a different term to describe their sexual orientation and two per cent are […]

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Bis at Work

A new report from the TUC draws attention to the continuing challenges of bullying and harassment facing bi, trans, lesbian and gay people in the workplace – more than ten years on from the equality regulations that should have ended discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation, at least. The Cost Of Being Out At Work notes: “Only half (51%) […]

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LGBT Survey at 90,000 responses

The Government Equalities Office is surveying LGBTI+ people in the UK in an online survey running until October 15th – and over 90,000 people have already taken part. The LGBT survey is intended to help the Government to understand the experiences of LGBT individuals across the UK. This will help identify ways to improve public services for LGBT users, including […]

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Facing the Dragon: Bi & LGBTQ Inclusivity in Higher Education

Facing the Dragon: the Second Annual LGBTQ Inclusivity in Higher Education Conference is coming up in Swansea and there’s a lot of bisexuality on the agenda! The two-day event on 5th and 6th September will explore how to bring intersectionality into inclusive curricula across the Higher Education landscape, bringing equality home to the seats of learning and research. Papers and […]

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