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Bisexual Invisibility

Bisexual Invisibility

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Via the San Francisco Human Rights Commission.
Via the San Francisco Human Rights Commission.

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Published by: davidbadash on Sep 23, 2013
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Bisexuality is the capacity for emotional, romantic, and/or physical attraction to more than one sex
or gender. A bisexual orientation speaks to the potential for, but not requirement of, involvement
with more than one sex/gender.2

Bisexuals experience high rates of being ignored, discriminated against, demonized, or rendered
invisible by both the heterosexual world and the lesbian and gay communities.3

Often, the entire

sexual orientation is branded as
invalid, immoral, or irrelevant.
Despite years of activism and the
largest population within the
LGBT community, the needs of
bisexuals still go unaddressed and their very existence is still called into question. This erasure has
serious consequences on bisexuals’ health, economic well-being, and funding for bi organizations
and programs.

As the authors of one study put it, “Bi-invisibility refers to a lack of acknowledgment and ignoring
of the clear evidence that bisexuals exist.”4

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