The ‘B’ in LGBT has been silent for many years and often gets a tough rap from both sides of the fence: greedy, undecided, carry diseases, a Bi woman will leave you for a man, or a Bi man is really a closeted gay man… these and many more are the myths and stereotypes the B’s have to put up with.
There is little research around specifically Bi health issues, they are usually dumped in with gay and lesbian. What we do know is that they report significantly poorer health outcomes.
Not only do our Bi (Queer, Pan or whatever identity people who are attracted beyond the confines of gender apply to themselves), brothers and sisters find themselves discriminated against by the mainstream community, they also face prejudice in the LGBTI community. Biphobia is a term we do not hear very often, but unfortunately it is alive and well.
To find out more about the Bi Action Group contact Healthy Communities at firstname.lastname@example.org