Save Save A new report by Stonewall found that 49 percent of bi men are not out to anyone at work Credit: Whilst this figure alone is shocking, the report found that some of the biggest issues are felt by bisexual men. According to the survey, 49 percent of bi men are not out to anyone at work, compared to seven per cent of gay men and four per cent of lesbians. Bisexuality is nothing new, documented in artwork as far back as Ancient Greece and seen just about everywhere in the animal kingdom. So why is it so hard for a man to openly declare he is bisexual in ?
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By Eliel Cruz September 23 Despite all of the gains the LGBT community has made, bisexuals are still looked upon with confusion — or outright scorn — by gays, lesbians, and straight people alike. From people asking me if I was "full-blown gay yet" to others questioning my motivations, I've probably heard it all. Unfortunately, the binary thinking of those who deny bisexuality's existence ultimately oppresses everyone by perpetuating unflinching standards of identity, whether they be heteronormative or homonormative. Being intimate with someone of the same sex doesn't mean you're gay, just like being intimate with someone of the opposite sex doesn't mean you're straight — it just means you fall somewhere in the beautiful, fluid spectrum of sexuality. So here we are in the supposedly enlightened year of , and yet, biphobia persists. In no particular order, here are a few of the most tiresome lies society really needs to stop telling about bisexual people.
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Sexual orientation , Sexual identity , and Human sexual activity Bisexuality is romantic or sexual attraction to both males and females. The American Psychological Association states that "sexual orientation falls along a continuum. In other words, someone does not have to be exclusively homosexual or heterosexual, but can feel varying degrees of both. Sexual orientation develops across a person's lifetime—different people realize at different points in their lives that they are heterosexual, bisexual or homosexual.
Being bisexual means we have the potential to be attracted to people of their own gender or another gender. Some bisexuals, like me, may be attracted to different genders in a different way; but basically, we are capable of loving more than just people of one specific gender. Mikey, United Kingdom, age 14 You might find that you like one gender more, or you might not.