Dumb Stereotypes That Almost Stopped Bi People From Coming Out

Screen Shot 2015-04-03 at 5.46.31 PMEliel Cruz wrote a story for Advocate.com that details the ugly stereotypes that caused some bi people to stay in the closet, according to a new study by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. In the study, 45 bisexuals said that the negative stereotypes or the overly-sexual misconceptions of bisexuality by friends and family caused them to hide their orientation.

For some, coming out as bisexual was too confusing for family members to understand, so they used the label of gay or bisexual instead.

Cruz also captures a series of misconceptions and stereotypes that bisexuals sent him through Twitter. CLICK HERE for the story.

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Mike Szymanski has written about bisexual issues since 1989 and has one of the longest-running regular bisexual columns as the National Bisexuality Examiner. He came out as bisexual in a cover story of Genre magazine, which resulted in more than 50 television appearances, including Ricki Lake, Phil Donahue Show and 20/20. Szymanski won the Lambda Literary Award in 2007 for co-authoring an informative humor book “The Bisexual’s Guide to the Universe: Quips, Tips and Lists for Those Who Go Both Ways.” Write him at [email protected]