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It’s Time to End the Stigma around Bisexuality

attn: is a media company that breaks down socio-political topics and conversations into digestible, entertaining videos and series across all platforms. This attn: Facebook video from 2016 draws attention to the stigma against bisexuality, or biphobia, which has led to a debate in the media about whether bisexuality is “real.” As the video explains, such a debate makes it hard for individuals to come out as bisexual, with only 28% likely to come out in contrast with 77% for gay men and 71% for lesbians. The video highlights stereotypes against bisexual people including that they are confused, it’s just a phase, and that they are promiscuous, despite the fact that 52% of the LGBT community are bisexual. The video ends by inviting the viewer to share it if they think it is time to destigmatize bisexuality.

discussion

Which part of the LGBT community is this video about?

Why are bisexuals so much less likely to come out than gays and lesbians? What are some of the stereotypes about them?

What can you gather about the purpose of this video? Why are you invited to share it?

In what way might the stigma against bisexuality be similar to the stigma against other “invisible minorities?”