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We get lots of calls and chats from bi folks.  And there’s still a lot of misinformation out there.  Those who are bisexual have the wonderful gift of being physically and/or emotionally attracted to both women and men, simply depending on the person.  It’s a sexual orientation just like heterosexuality or homosexuality, and is just as normal.  Bisexuality has appeared throughout history, in humans as well as animals, and is a recognized sexual orientation by all reputable medical and psychiatric organizations.

It is a common misconception that bisexuality does not exist, and those who identify as bisexual often face discrimination from both the straight AND queer communities.  They get told to “pick a side,” and can have additional issues finding long-term companionship due to the mis-guided idea that bisexuals are more likely to sexually stray.

These misconceptions about bisexuals are just that: Misconceptions.  The bisexual callers we hear from on the hotline are striving to find themselves as well as love and companionship like those of any other sexual orientation.  You can get in touch with us if you have questions, need to talk, or if you’d like us to see if we know of any local bisexual resources in your area.

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Written by glbtnhc

September 5, 2011 at 7:22 am

Posted in B, Definitions

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