Bisexual community

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Bisexual pride flag, designed by Michael Page in 1998

The bisexual community, also known as the bi+, m-spec, bisexual/pansexual, or bi/pan/fluid community, are members of the LGBT community who identify as bisexual, pansexual, omnisexual, polysexual, biromantic, and sexually fluid.[1][2] People in the bisexual community have romantic or sexual attraction to more than one gender. These communities come together with the lesbian, gay, and transgender communities for bigger LGBT events such as LGBT pride parades. The terms plurisexuality and multisexuality are used sometimes.[3][4][5]

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The bisexual community has bi-specific events and conferences.[6][7] They also have publications, such as Bi Women Quarterly,[8][9] websites and organizations, like BiNet USA and the Bisexual Resource Center,[10][11] magazines, such as Bi Community News,[12][8][9][13][14][15] writer's groups,[16] media, including the books Bi Any Other Name and Getting Bi,[17] leaders and politicians, such as Robyn Ochs and Katie Hill,[18] and mental health associations.[19] Bisexual groups began forming in the 1980s in many cities.[20] September 23 is Celebrate Bisexuality Day.[21] The week beginning on the Sunday before Celebrate Bisexuality Day is Bisexual Awareness Week.[22][23]

Challenges and support[change | change source]

People who identify as bisexual can get hatred and distrust (biphobia), stereotyping, and denial (bisexual erasure) from people of all sexual orientations. People may say bisexuals are just unsure of their feelings or going through a "phase" and will or should "decide" or "discover" which sex they are attracted to.[24][25][26] On the other hand, there is also increasing support, inclusion, and visibility of bisexuals in the LGBT community.[27][28][29][30][31][32]

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  1. Christina Richards, Meg Barker (2015). Sexuality and Gender for Mental Health Professionals: A Practical Guide. SAGE Publications. p. 116. ISBN 978-1446287163. Retrieved August 23, 2017. The identity 'bisexual' can be considered to be an umbrella term which includes all of the following groups and more: ... People who don't see gender as a defining feature of their sexual attraction (some may also use terms like pansexual, omnisexual or ecosexual – see Glossary).{{cite book}}: CS1 maint: uses authors parameter (link)
  2. Sherwood Thompson (2014). Encyclopedia of Diversity and Social Justice. Rowman & Littlefield. p. 98. ISBN 978-1442216068. Retrieved August 23, 2017. There are many other identity labels that could fall under the wider umbrella of bisexuality, such as pansexual, omnisexual, biromantic, or fluid (Eisner, 2013).
  3. Maliepaard, Emiel (2021-10-02). "Bisexuality/Plurisexuality in Romantic Relationships: Making Space for Bisexuality/Plurisexuality?". Journal of Bisexuality. 21 (4): 560–580. doi:10.1080/15299716.2022.2031369. ISSN 1529-9716. S2CID 246567881.
  4. Cipriano, Allison E.; Nguyen, Daniel; Holland, Kathryn J. (2022-10-02). ""Bisexuality Isn't Exclusionary": A Qualitative Examination of Bisexual Definitions and Gender Inclusivity Concerns among Plurisexual Women". Journal of Bisexuality. 22 (4): 557–579. doi:10.1080/15299716.2022.2060892. ISSN 1529-9716. S2CID 248107200.
  5. Jorgensen, Kimberly (2012-01-01). "Multisexual Identities And Mental Health: Mitigating Factors Of Minority Stress". Theses and Dissertations.
  6. "BiCon – the UK's main bisexual gathering".
  7. "BECAUSE Conference 2018". BECAUSE 2018.
  8. 8.0 8.1 "The Fence". Archived from the original on 2016-05-18. Retrieved 2018-09-11.
  9. 9.0 9.1 "Bi Women Quarterly".
  10. "BiNet USA". Archived from the original on 2019-12-30. Retrieved 2019-06-21.
  11. "Bisexual Resource Center".
  12. "The Magazine for Bisexual Britain -".
  13. " » In Focus Blog". Archived from the original on March 1, 2015.
  14. "Bi Social Network | Touching lives when it matters". Bi Social Network.
  15. "lnbi_berichten".
  16. "Bi Writers Association". Archived from the original on 2009-12-19.
  17. "BiNet USA: Links To Useful and Interest Websites for Bisexual, Pansexual & Queer people". Archived from the original on 2009-11-26. Retrieved 2009-11-02.
  18. Maria, August 11, 2009.Micah Kellner, New York's Openly Bisexual Assemblyman Archived 2009-09-25 at the Wayback Machine,BiSocial News.
  19. "Mental Health In the Bi+ Community" (PDF).
  20. Hemmings, Clare (2013). Bisexual Spaces: A Geography of Sexuality and Gender. Routledge. p. 161.
  21. "Yes, 23 is everywhere. Here are 23 examples in the GTA". Toronto Star. Toronto. February 15, 2007.
  22. "Bi Brigade presents: Bisexual Awareness Week! – Proud Queer (PQ Monthly – Daily Online)". PQ Monthly. Archived from the original on September 25, 2015. Retrieved September 17, 2015.
  23. "Second annual Bisexual Awareness Week to be held Sept. 20 – 26; events across U.S. and online". LGBT Weekly. February 14, 2011. Archived from the original on September 21, 2015. Retrieved September 17, 2015.
  24. Michael Musto, April 7, 2009. Ever Meet a Real Bisexual? Archived April 13, 2010, at the Wayback Machine, The Village Voice.
  25. "Lesbian Life About Bisexuality".
  26. "We Have Some Bones to Pick About the end of Angela and Roxie". Archived from the original on 2010-07-05.
  27. "Queers United".
  28. "Task Force Report On Bisexuality". Archived from the original on 2014-02-16.
  29. "HRC article on bisexuality". Archived from the original on 2012-03-19. Retrieved 2009-11-02.
  30. "GLAAD TV Report" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-11-19.
  31. Maria, September 24, 2009. "How Far Have We Come?"[permanent dead link], Bi Social Network
  32. "Thirteen On House". Archived from the original on 2013-01-02.

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