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Syphilis on the up again

A report published by Public Health England (PHE) today reveals that while the overall rates of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) remained stable in 2017 compared to 2016, there was a 20% increase in syphilis (from 5,955 cases in 2016 to 7,137 cases in 2017). The increase in syphilis follows a 10-year trend, with 78% of diagnoses in bisexual, gay and […]

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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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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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Another Bi Boost

The latest statistics from ONS once again show more people identifying as bisexual – and again it’s a generational shift with younger people less likely to identify as straight. Emily Knipe, of the Population Statistics Division at the Office for National Statistics, says of the new figures: “In 2016, around 2% of the population identified themselves as lesbian, gay or […]

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Bi/Gay Divide

New research from USA campaign group GLAAD highlights an age gap in how many people know a bisexual person – and it stands in stark contrast to a remarkable degree of consistency in how many people say they know a gay or lesbian person across the generations. The survey conducted by pollsters Harris on November 2-4, 2016 asked 2,037 adults […]

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White Wedding?

The arrival of same-sex marriage for England and Wales opened up marriage to people who had never married before. According to the Office for National Statistics, in 2014, of all individuals marrying a same sex partner 85% were forming their first legally recognised partnership compared with 76% for mixed-sex couples. So of the 5,000 same-sex marriages that year some 4,000 […]

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