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Public Health England Explores LGB Stats

Public Health England has published a review of estimates of the number of bisexual, lesbian and gay people in the country. They find the LGB population of England to be somewhere between 1.3m and 3.2m people. Previously government’s best estimate was the 6% which the Department of Trade and Industry concocted in 2003 and was used in planning for the […]

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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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More people “owning the label”

New Gallup research from the USA says that more people are identifying as bisexual, transgender, gay or lesbian than ever before. In a survey finding that most likely reflects people being more able to be open to themselves and to others about their feelings and attractions, Gallup finds the LGBT population of the USA to have reached 10 million people […]

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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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Are public sector cuts affecting you?

There’s just over a week left to give your views on the effects of public sector spending reductions for LGB&T people! Trade union Unison are conducting research and want to hear your views on reductions to public spending for LGB&T people and LGB&T service providers. Have they had any impact on services for bi people? You can participate via an […]

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