Tag Archives: biphobia

Biphobic attitudes in young people – US study

Recognition of bisexuality being valid seems to be increasing but we still have a ways to go according to this US research, which suggests that biphobia or monosexism continues to be an issue amongst younger generations and especially for those that … Continue reading

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A woman’s struggle with her identity

A personal reflection on how the sullied label of bisexuality impacted on her ability to figure out her sexuality. She says: “Strange as it sounds, it’s my marriage which has enabled me to finally make my peace with the word … Continue reading

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Why it’s tough to be bisexual

Anna Pulley explores and reflects on the stigma attached to the label of ‘bisexual’, after being out as someone who is attracted to more than one gender for over a decade.

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A discussion of the term ‘biphobia’

As mentioned in a previous post, Bi: Notes for a bisexual revolution has recently been published. An excerpt that covers the controversy regarding the term biphobia. As Eisner says: “A term much-feared and slightly frowned upon, biphobia has often been … Continue reading

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Why bisexuals don’t come out

Some of you might find yourself sadly nodding when you read through this article on why bisexuals are less likely to be out of the closet. It seems that, alas, the experience of being bi is tough anywhere. With Australian … Continue reading

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Some tips on how to come out at work

In an era where it more acceptable to discuss relationships at work, a reader of a column in the New York Times asks for some tips on how to come out as bi at work without it becoming a complicated … Continue reading

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How to be an ally to a bisexual person

One of our committee members recently presented at the Health in Difference conference; a conference for and about health of sex, sexuality and gender diverse people; held in Melbourne. In preparing for their talk on how to be an ally, … Continue reading

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Some tips on how to be an ally (or rather less of a jerk)

Brigette Tilley covers a number of topics she has been confronted with as an openly bi woman: Don’t tell me “it’s a phase.” Don’t assume that I’m into weird stuff because I swing both ways. Do not ask me to … Continue reading

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Concern over link between bisexuality and paedophilia

This article, published in Melbourne Community Voice, reports on concerns regarding an opinion piece that appeared in the Herald-Sun (Victoria) on 12 October that referred to the Catholic Church covering up an “infestation of bisexual paedophiles”. Attempts by Bisexual Alliance … Continue reading

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Myths persist

This article published in the Star Online 9 May covers some of the myths and potential impacts on people who identify as bisexual. (In addition to the support service via Vic Aids, you may like to come along to one … Continue reading

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