Bil Browning

I Don't Think That's Quite How It Works

Filed By Bil Browning | November 06, 2013 4:30 PM | comments

Filed in: Entertainment
Tags: bisexuality, Indiana University, scientific study

Something tells me there's a little more to bisexuality than this.

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In related news, a new study released yesterday shows the main reason why bisexuals feel stigmatized and alienated. They are.

Men who identify themselves as heterosexual are three times more likely to categorize bisexuality as "not a legitimate sexual orientation," an attitude that can encourage negative health outcomes in people who identify as bisexual, according to an analysis led by University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health researcher Mackey Friedman, Ph.D., M.P.H.
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Overall, respondents were generally negative in terms of their attitudes toward bisexual men and women, with almost 15 percent of the sample in disagreement that bisexuality is a legitimate sexual orientation. However, women, white people and people who identified themselves as lesbian, gay or bisexual had less bias and prejudice against bisexual people. Of note, respondents who identified as gay or lesbian responded significantly less positively toward bisexuality than those identifying as bisexual, indicating that even within the sexual minority community, bisexuals face profound stigma. In addition, these findings indicate that male bisexuals likely suffer more stigma than female bisexuals.


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