Tag Archives: Research

Bi… In Theory

The first Europe-wide conference focused on bisexuality research and theory kicks off tomorrow in Amsterdam. EuroBiReCon (European Bisexuality Research Conferece) follows in the footsteps of the UK’s BiReCon events which have run since 2008 on alternate years. The model has been picked up elsewhere with BiReConUSA in the United States offering a similar programme of research engagement across the pond. […]

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Bisexuality and (Inter)National Research Frontiers

There was BiReCon, the UK bisexuality research & academia conference.  Then there was BiReConUSA, its American sister conference.  And this summer will see the first European Bisexual Research Conference – EuroBiReCon. It’s a conference for anyone with an interest in contributing to, or finding out about, current work on bisexuality.  The aim is to bring together academics, professionals, activists, and […]

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More Bi Stats

A new report in the American Journal of Public Health found that Canadians who identify as bisexual report the highest rates of mood and anxiety disorders and heavy drinking compared to any other group.  And as with UK and USA research, when you look at bisexuals separately you find that the “lumpy” data produced when lesbian, gay and bi people […]

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Bi Statistics: 1 in 2 or 1 in 50?

YouGov does bi Last month YouGov were busy asking people about sexual orientation – with headline grabbing and intriguing results. 1,632 people took part in the survey over 13-14 August, while many BCN readers were busy at BiCon. Participants were asked to place themselves on the sexuality scale from 0 (exclusively heterosexual) to 6 (exclusively homosexual) put themselves somewhere in […]

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Welsh and English bis smoke more

New research suggests that bisexual people in England and Wales are more likely to smoke than either gay or straight people. Yet in Scotland, gay people are bigger smokers than bis – and in Northern Ireland bi people are less likely to smoke than both gays and straights. The Office for National Statistics has published this year’s figures on the […]

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How Bi Is Your Region?

This year’s ONS household survey statistics show us the bi-est parts of Britain – and the places with the fewest bisexuals as a proportion of the population. Surprisingly Northern Ireland comes out top, with 1% of the population there identifying as bi. London and the South East come next at 0.7 to 0.8%. One in two hundred are bi in […]

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