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White Wedding?

The arrival of same-sex marriage for England and Wales opened up marriage to people who had never married before. According to the Office for National Statistics, in 2014, of all individuals marrying a same sex partner 85% were forming their first legally recognised partnership compared with 76% for mixed-sex couples. So of the 5,000 same-sex marriages that year some 4,000 […]

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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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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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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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Bi Statistics: 1 in 2 or 1 in 50?

YouGov does bi Last month YouGov were busy asking people about sexual orientation – with headline grabbing and intriguing results. 1,632 people took part in the survey over 13-14 August, while many BCN readers were busy at BiCon. Participants were asked to place themselves on the sexuality scale from 0 (exclusively heterosexual) to 6 (exclusively homosexual) put themselves somewhere in […]

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Welsh and English bis smoke more

New research suggests that bisexual people in England and Wales are more likely to smoke than either gay or straight people. Yet in Scotland, gay people are bigger smokers than bis – and in Northern Ireland bi people are less likely to smoke than both gays and straights. The Office for National Statistics has published this year’s figures on the […]

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How Bi Is Your Region?

This year’s ONS household survey statistics show us the bi-est parts of Britain – and the places with the fewest bisexuals as a proportion of the population. Surprisingly Northern Ireland comes out top, with 1% of the population there identifying as bi. London and the South East come next at 0.7 to 0.8%. One in two hundred are bi in […]

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