Tag Archives: bi research

Bi/Gay Divide

New research from USA campaign group GLAAD highlights an age gap in how many people know a bisexual person – and it stands in stark contrast to a remarkable degree of consistency in how many people say they know a gay or lesbian person across the generations. The survey conducted by pollsters Harris on November 2-4, 2016 asked 2,037 adults […]

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Bisexual identity on the rise?

Another statistic suggests more young people are identifying as bisexual than as lesbian or gay. In the past identity surveys that separate out bisexual from lesbian and gay identity have often shown more gay and lesbian people than bi people. The UK’s Office for National Statistics for example when first publishing figures on this question has tended to show around […]

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Stonewall Index highlights challenges for bis at work

This year’s Stonewall Workplace Equality Index makes for interesting reading. The report is based on monitoring of employers’ work on LGBT inclusion and representation, and a parallel survey completed by some 91,000 employees at companies and organisations. It’s important when reading the results to remember that it reflects around 400 workplaces which are actively working to be more inclusive and […]

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Different for Bis: the latest research – Winter 2016

The American Journal of Bisexuality publishes all the latest in bisexuality research four times a year. I’ve been catching up with the latest edition – so here’s what’s new out there… Hertlein, Hartwell & Munns examine attitudes to bisexuality broken down by gender and sexual orientation, asking why it is that acceptance of gay and lesbian people has moved more […]

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Research: Bi people targets for ‘revenge porn’

New research from the USA suggests that bisexual, lesbian and gay people are four times more likely to be the victims of ‘revenge porn’ than heterosexual people are. A report from the Center for Innovative Public Health Research suggests 1 in 25 internet users in the USA have been a victim of revenge porn – a surprisingly high figure. The […]

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More young bis boost LGB numbers

The ONS’ annual Household Survey statistics out this week reveal a growing proportion of young people identifying as bisexual, lesbian or gay – and the big boost is in the “B”. 3.3% of people aged between 16 and 24 identified as LGB in 2015, up from 2.8% in 2014. That 0.5% hike reflects a growth from 1.3% to 1.8% identifying […]

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How to read bi research

“Activists and Academics” was a special session joining the European bi research conference EuroBiReCon and the European BiCon. It got me thinking about how people interested in research on bisexuality might access it. My day job in the David Wilson Library is exactly that: helping get research from the University of Leicester out into the world. If you are not […]

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