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FIRST, DO NO HARM: REDUCING DISPARITIES FOR LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL, TRANSGENDER, QUEER, AND QUESTIONING POPULATIONS IN CALIFORNIA

After a two-year study conducted by the Equality California Institute and Mental Health America of Northern California, in conjunction with 19 statewide members of the California LGBT HHS Network, into the efficacy of and access to mental health care for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning Californians, EQCAI and MHANCA are proud to announce the findings in the form of a report titled, “First Do No Harm: Reducing Disparities for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Questioning Populations in California.” *  View/Print/Download the full report by clicking here *


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Mixed Orientation Marriages

A brochure put together by Transcending Boundaries as a guide for those who are involved in mixed orientation marriages. The full brochure is available in PDF format by clicking this link. A Spanish version is available in PDF format by clicking this link.


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Journal of Bisexuality

Published by Taylor & Francis, a division of Routledge, the Journal of Bisexuality is the first professional quarterly to publish both professional articles and serious essays on bisexuality and its meaning for the individual, the community, and society. (more…)


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The Klein Sexual Orientation Grid (KSOG)

In response to the criticism of the Kinsey scale only measuring two dimensions of sexual orientation, Dr. Fritz Klein developed a multidimensional grid for describing sexual orientation. Unlike the Kinsey Scale, the Klein grid investigates sexual orientation in the past, the present and in the idealized future with respect to seven factors each, for a total of twenty-one values. The KSOG uses values of 1–7, rather than the 0–6 scale of the Kinsey Scale, to describe a continuum from exclusively opposite-sex to exclusively same-sex attraction. (more…)


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Lesson Plan – What’s Your BiQ?

Published in Volume 8, Issue 3 of the American Journal of Sexuality Education (July 2013), the topic of bisexuality and discussion of bisexual individuals is sorely lacking from discussions about human sexuality. This lesson plan brings visibility to the invisible. Helping educators and students become more aware of bisexuality can help them become more savvy about working with diverse issues around sexuality, especially as they relate to sexual orientation. This lesson plan will address myths about people who are bisexual. Participants will become familiar with the Klein Sexual Orientation Grid and learn how to use it to understand bisexuality as dynamic and multifaceted. (more…)


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Bisexual People in the Workplace

Stonewall UK knows that people perform better when they can be themselves and despite many great strides that have been made to achieve sexual orientation equality in the workplaces across Britain, many bisexual men and women still feel unable to be themselves at work.   (more…)


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The Bisexuality Report

"Bisexual people are indeed often invisible in policy and practice despite evidence that they experience discrimination in education, in the workplace, and are more at risk of mental health problems than lesbian, gay, or heterosexual people.  Bisexual people are subject to a specific form of discrimination - Biphobia - because they do not fit a problematic gay/straight model of sexuality.  The Bisexuality Report is the first of its kind in the UK.  It summarizes national and international evidence and draws out recommendations for future bisexual inclusion in many different settings. (more…)


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Bisexual Invisibility: Impacts and Recommendations

Produced by the LGBT Advisory Committee of the San Francisco Human Rights Commission in 2011, this report gives the community at large important information about how bisexual invisibility is perpetuated and how it detrimentally effects the community's mental and physical health. *  View/Print/Download the full report by clicking here *  Available here in Spanish


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Bi in Beeld/Picturing Bisexuals

Bisexuality is diverse. Bisexuality is exciting. Bisexuality is largely unknown. Bisexuality is … Bisexuality usually is simply fun, and just part of everyday life —yet it’s different. If you are bi, or think you are, you won’t find many examples of people who are openly bi. (more…)


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I Think I Might Be Bisexual

A brochure for young people questioning their sexual orientation, produced by the Out4Good program at the Minneapolis Public Schools. The full brochure is available in PDF format by clicking this link. A Spanish version is available in PDF format by clicking this link.  


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Aging Bisexuals – What’s your BiQ?

Misinformation and myths abound for bisexuals; here are some common questions asked about bisexuals and bisexuality, and answers from the people at Safer Sex 4 Seniors. (more…)


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Ten Things Bisexuals Should Discuss With Their Healthcare Provider

Following are the health issues GLMA’s (Health Professionals Advancing LGBT Equality) healthcare providers have identified as most commonly of concern for bisexual people. While not all of these items apply to everyone, it’s wise to be aware of these issues. The handout is available in PDF format by clicking this link.


Getting Bi in a Gay/Straight World
Getting Bi in a Gay/Straight World

A pocket-sized guide to coming out and staying out, produced by Biphoria UK, as distributed to venues across Greater Manchester and beyond including many Pride stalls. Based on our experiences – the collective wisdom of hundreds of hours of BiPhoria! (more…)


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From the New York Times: No Surprise for Bisexual Men: Report Indicates They Exist

In an unusual scientific about-face, researchers at Northwestern University have found evidence that at least some men who identify themselves as bisexual are, in fact, sexually aroused by both women and men. The finding is not likely to surprise bisexuals, who have long asserted that attraction often is not limited to one sex. But for many years the question of bisexuality has bedeviled scientists. A widely publicized study published in 2005, also by researchers at Northwestern, reported that “with respect to sexual arousal and attraction, it remains to be shown that male bisexuality exists.” (more…)


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How Many People are Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender?

In April 2011, the Williams Institute at the UCLA School of Law did a study to answer this question.  Drawing on information from four recent national and two state-level population-based surveys, the analyses suggest that there are more than 8 million adults in the US who are lesbian, gay, or bisexual, comprising 3.5% of the adult population. In total, the study suggests that approximately 9 million Americans – roughly the population of New Jersey – identify as LGBT. (more…)


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The Bisexual Man

An article from the May 2012 AASECT (American Association of Sexuality Educators Counselors and Therapists) newsletter, Contemporary Sexuality, that goes in to some detail on a variety of recent research on male bisexuality. The full issue containing the article is available in PDF format by clicking this link.


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BIDEOLOGY

BIDEOLOGY is a compelling, feature-length documentary that explores women dating bisexual men. Originally conceptualized as a web series, The Bi-deology Project, it sparked an important conversation on the “heterosexual” relationship, as many assume it involves two strictly heterosexual individuals. What do women expect from male partners attracted to both sexes? How are their belief systems informed? In the media, there are limited references to male bisexuality, leaving the “down low” as the public’s favorite synonym. The cast of BIDEOLOGY exposes the diversity in “heterosexual” relationships, and what all women can learn from men who don’t have a straight sexual identity. The Facebook page for BIDEOLOGY can be found at this link. BIDEOLOGY can be rented (streamed) at this link.


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Angels of Sex (“El Sexo de los Ángeles”)

Struggling martial artist and dancer Bruno loves his girlfriend Carla, but when he meets fellow dancer Rai, serious sparks begin to fly, opening the couple up to new possibilities. A new generation navigates sexual fluidity, torn affections, and open relationships in this steamy love triangle. But once Bruno’s clandestine encounters with Rai are revealed, a confused and hurt Carla kicks him out. But she simply doesn’t want to give up on her love. Eventually she agrees that Bruno can date them both as long as he keeps his life with Rai relatively separate. The IMDB page with film info and movie trailer can be found at this link. The DVD is available, on Amazon.com, at this link.


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The Bi Brain

Excerpts from the 2008 documentary “Bi the Way” about scientific evidence for existence of bisexuality in human males; it is untrue that men are either “Straight, Gay or Lying.” See www.bibrain.org for more. Welcome, and you may really be bi, which is wonderful.


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Sexual Fluidity: Understanding Women’s Love and Desire

Is love “blind” when it comes to gender? For women, it just might be. This unsettling and original book offers a radical new understanding of the context-dependent nature of female sexuality. Lisa M. Diamond argues that for some women, love and desire (more…)


Getting Bi
Getting Bi: Voices of Bisexual Around the World

Getting Bi: Voices of Bisexuals Around the World, Second Edition, edited by Robyn Ochs and Sarah Rowley, is the broadest single collection of bisexual literature available today. Getting Bi collects 220 essays from around the world that explore bisexual identity. Topics include coming out, relationships, politics, community, and more. The book also addresses the intersection of bisexuality with race, class, ethnicity, gender identity, disability and national identity. Authors from 42 countries discuss bisexuality from personal perspectives and their own cultural contexts providing insight into societal views on bisexuality from countries ranging from Colombia to China. The print version is now available on Amazon.com at this link.  Proceeds support the work of the Bisexual Resource Center. Getting Bi is also available in eBook format on Amazon.com.


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The Bisexual’s Guide to the Universe: Quips, Tips, and Lists for Those Who Go Both Ways

Double your chances for a date this weekend with the ultimate handbook. Organized by experience level, this no-holds-barred, irreverent guide is for anyone—bisexual, queer, pansexual, or none of the above—who wants the best of both worlds. Increase your Bi-Q now! The print version is now available on Amazon.com at this link.


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La Opcion Bisexual

The print version is now available in Spanish, on Amazon.com, at this link. La Opcion Bisexual is also available in eBook format on Amazon.comBN.com, and the iTunes Store.  


Bisexual Option
The Bisexual Option

Written by Dr. Fritz Klein, the Second Edition of The Bisexual Option explores bisexuality, explains the bisexual, and explodes myths surrounding this large “unseen” segment of the population. Now in its second edition, this intriguing book gives an overview of bisexuality. As there is still no book that covers the subject like this one, it is must reading for establishing a contemporary view of bisexuality and those committed to a bisexual lifestyle. Fritz Klein, an experienced psychiatrist and expert in bisexuality and sexual orientation, explains the concept and the variables of sexual orientation and where bisexuality fits. The print version is now available on Amazon.com at this link. The Bisexual Option is also available in eBook format on Amazon.comBN.com, and the iTunes Store.