Biphobia is the fear of or bad treatment of bisexual people. Biphobia is different from homophobia. For example, a person might be accepting of women who are attracted to women, but not accepting of women who are attracted to men and women. Gay men and lesbian women as well as heterosexual men and women can be biphobic. Bisexual people may feel like their sexual orientation is less real than that of a monosexual (person who is attracted to one gender). This is internalized biphobia.
Stereotypes[change | change source]
A biphobic stereotype is that bisexual people have more sex than monosexual people. Some people associate bisexuality with polyamory. Bisexual women may be called nymphomaniacs. Another belief is that bisexuality does not exist. Some people think that bisexual people are heterosexual or homosexual people who are confused.
Discrimination[change | change source]
In May 2013 the results of the European Union lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender survey were released. They found that bisexual people are discriminated against at work more than gay men.