WASHINGTON - Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, the educational arm of the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) civil rights organization, joined in the commemoration Bisexuality Visibility Day by releasing a new online resource, Coming Out: Living Authentically as Bisexual+, a guide for bisexual, pansexual, fluid and non-monosexual people living in the United States.
Data estimates that bisexual+ people are the largest contingent of the LGBTQ+ community, making up nearly six in ten people of the overall community. Additionally, a Pew Research Center analysis found that at least 19% of bisexual+ people were out to “all or most” of the important people in their lives, compared to 75% of gay or lesbian people.
This resource was designed to help bisexual+ individuals and their loved ones through the coming out process in realistic and practical terms. It acknowledges that the experience of coming out and covers several topic areas, such as: “What Does it Mean to be Bisexual+,” “Being Open with Yourself,” “Deciding to Tell Others” and “Having the Conversation.”
Bisexual+ identities do not always look the same for everyone, and bisexual+ people may experience varying degrees of sexual and/or romantic attraction to different genders. Regardless of the degree or depth of attraction, if a person has the potential to be attracted to more than one gender, that person is welcomed to identify as bisexual+ and as a member of the LGBTQ+ community.
To access HRC’s other Coming Out resources click here.
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