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. When they aren't being forgotten about, erased or misunderstood , bisexuals are often characterized as greedy , hypersexual or indecisive in mainstream culture, the media and in the queer community. One way to foster more discussion and understanding of the identity is to highlight the lives and experiences of bisexual people, especially highly visible ones. Below, check out 28 celebrities who have spoken out about being bisexual.
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Moore, The Conversation. Since , social scientists have studied the General Social Survey to chart the complexities of social change in the United States. The survey, which is conducted every couple years, asks respondents their attitudes on topics ranging from race relations to drug use. In , the survey started including a question on sexual identity.
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An American woman named Chris who was brutally beaten on a London bus for refusing to kiss her date published a stirring op-ed in The Guardian criticizing media outlets for just picking up their story because they are attractive white women. Chris and her date Melania Geymonat's story went viral in the aftermath of the incident, which took place on a London night bus in the early hours of the morning on May Five people were arrested in connection with the attack, London's Metropolitan Police previously told INSIDER in a statement, with Detective Superintendent Andy Cox calling the incident "a disgusting attack on two women who appear to have been picked out and targeted by a group of youths. Major news outlets across the world were quick to write about the disturbing incident. Chris blasted what she described as a "media circus" that capitalized on her experience solely for clicks.
Make no mistake, gay and lesbian people have more positive attitudes toward bisexual women and men compared to heterosexuals. However, they harbor more negativity toward bisexuals than toward other gay men and lesbian women, and they endorse more bi-negativity than do bisexuals or other sexual minorities including those who identify as asexual , queer, and pansexual. So, why are many lesbians so anti-bi? A new study recently published in the journal Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity suggests that this might be due to what the researchers call the androcentric desire hypothesis : The fact that people gay men and lesbians alike perceive bisexuals as being more sexually attracted to men than they are to women. In both cases, the sexuality of bisexual women and men appears to be perceived as oriented toward men.