Bi Stats

“Seven in 10 lesbians (69 per cent) and gay men (70 per cent) felt they could be open about their sexual orientation in the workplace without fear of discrimination or prejudice.

This contrasts sharply with only around two in 10 (23 per cent) bisexual men and three in 10 (30 per cent) bisexual women who felt the same.”

From “Beyond tolerance: Making sexual orientation a public matter”, a new Equality & Human Rights Commission report on monitoring sexual orientation.

The report differentiates between bi and lesbian/gay experience and so suggests interesting differences, for example that bi people are less likely not to apply for a job somewhere due to their sexuality but then less likely to feel they can be out at work.

We hope to have a fuller write-up next issue!