Tag Archives: Research

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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Decelerating Acceptance

The United States’ biggest LGBT rights campaign group GLAAD have published their annual “Accelerating Acceptance” report looking at American attitudes to bi, trans, gay and lesbian people. It’s based on independent Harris polling research And it’s frustrating news about the impacts of current political rhetoric under the Trump administration and after several years of incitement to LGBTphobia from politicians through […]

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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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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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Is being bisexual ruining your life?

OK, I admit it, it’s a provocative headline. But the latest number crunching from the Office for National Statistics says that lesbian, gay and bi people rate their ‘quality of life’ as lower than the population at large do. They find that “People who identified as bisexual had the biggest well-being gap, reporting significantly higher levels of anxiety than any […]

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Surviving School

Stonewall’s annual report into LGBT experience in schools across Britain shows progress – and how far we still have to go. The School Report is an annual survey and this year’s was published in June giving us a fresh insight into the relative status of bi, gay and trans young people and of how biphobia, transphobia and homophobia manifest themselves […]

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LGBTphobic hate crime up 78% in four years

Stonewall have released figures today suggesting that rates of biphobic, transphobic and homophobic hate crime have nearly doubled in the past five years. They say One in five LGBT people (21 per cent) have experienced a hate crime or incident due to their sexual orientation and/or gender identity in the last 12 months The number of lesbian, gay and bi […]

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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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