In this article the author reviews research evidence on the prevalence of mental disorders in lesbians, gay men, and bisexuals LGBs and shows, using meta-analyses, that LGBs have a higher prevalence of mental disorders than heterosexuals. The author offers a conceptual framework for understanding this excess in prevalence of disorder in terms of minority stress —explaining that stigma, prejudice, and discrimination create a hostile and stressful social environment that causes mental health problems. The model describes stress processes, including the experience of prejudice events, expectations of rejection, hiding and concealing, internalized homophobia, and ameliorative coping processes.
The answer varies, depending upon who is asking the question. Is bisexuality defined by identity, behavior, attractions — or some combination of these? Where does bisexuality begin and end?
Bella Thorne has come out as bisexual. Many celebrities have been outspoken about being attracted to more than one gender — keep scrolling to see which ones identify as bisexual. For me, it's quite the opposite.
But that has never been the way I think of myself. After kissing Demi Lovato onstage at a concert, fans bombarded Kehlani with questions about her sexuality. Not bi, not straight.
Sharon Osbourne recently made tabloid headlines for coming out as bisexual after she opened up about her sexuality on "The Talk. She never actually said she was bisexual. The incident highlighted just how much confusion there can be around sexual identity and also served as a reminder of how little many people know about what it really means to be and identify as bisexual.
It's Bisexual Awareness Weekand GLAAD is joining the rest of the internet by celebrating with BiWeek, a social media campaign designed to draw attention to the public policy concerns of bisexual people while also celebrating the resiliency of bisexual culture and community. So excited about our new report on bisexual folks!! Check out the full report here.
Growing up, my voice was high-pitched, my wrists naturally went limp, and I loved musical theater. But by the time I finished high school, I was already on my second serious girlfriend. There was no way.
NCBI Bookshelf. At a time when lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender LGBT individuals are an increasingly open, acknowledged, and visible part of society, clinicians and researchers are faced with incomplete information about the health status of this community. Although a modest body of knowledge on LGBT health has been developed over the last two decades, much remains to be explored. What is currently known about LGBT health?
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