Biphobia

antagonism or disgust directed toward bisexuality as an identity or bisexual people due to their sexuality

Biphobia is the fear of or bad treatment of bisexual people. Biphobia is different from homophobia. Members of the LGBTQIA+ community can be biphobic as well as cisgender heterosexual people can be biphobic. Bisexual people may feel like their sexual orientation is less real than that of a monosexual (person who is attracted to one gender). This is internalized biphobia.

StereotypesEdit

A biphobic stereotype is that bisexual people have more sex than monosexual people. Some people associate bisexuality with polyamory. Bisexual women may be called nymphomaniacs. Another belief is that bisexuality does not exist. Some people think that bisexual people are heterosexual or homosexual people who are confused.

DiscriminationEdit

In May 2013 the results of the European Union lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender survey were released. They found that bisexual people are discriminated against at work more than gay men.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "UNISON set to challenge workplace biphobia by launching new fact sheet for Bi Visibility Day - PinkNews · PinkNews". www.pinknews.co.uk.