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Nixon bids for New York

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Sex and The City star Cynthia Nixon is bidding to become the highest-profile openly bisexual politician in the USA. Nixon has announced she will be challenging for the Democratic Party nomination for Governor of New York.  The incumbent Governor, Democrat Andrew Cuomo, won for the second time in 2014 with 54% of the vote, so whoever wins the contest for the Democratic […]

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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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Queer Boost in US Elections

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It was “off year” polling day in the USA, and there was a small but heartening leap forward in LGBT representation – including the “B”. The big years in US politics are the even numbers – like last year’s Presidential contest, or next year’s “midterms”. But just as the UK has local elections every year whether or not they are […]

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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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South Dakota licences prejudice

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Last night South Dakota became the first US state of the year to retreat from treating LGBT people as equals with the rest of society. The snappily titled “SB149” law will allow adoption agencies to discriminate based on “religious belief or moral conviction” – weasel words for having adoption rules based on prejudice and bigotry and without care for the […]

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Bisexual identity on the rise?

Another statistic suggests more young people are identifying as bisexual than as lesbian or gay. In the past identity surveys that separate out bisexual from lesbian and gay identity have often shown more gay and lesbian people than bi people. The UK’s Office for National Statistics for example when first publishing figures on this question has tended to show around […]

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