Denver, September 21, 2015 — Despite comprising more than half of the lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGBT) population, bisexual people face high levels of stigma, legal inequality, and a lack of bisexual-specific data that all contribute to poor outcomes for bisexual people in the United States.
The Movement Advancement Project’s (MAP) new infographic, Snapshot: Bisexual in America, gives a quick look at state-level laws and policies that impact the lives of bisexual people and provides some key statistics on the challenges bisexual people face. For example:
“Bisexual people are only about one third as likely to be out to their close friends and family,” said Heron Greenesmith, LGBT Movement and Policy Analyst at MAP. “A shown in our new infographic, two-thirds of bisexual people report hearing negative comments at work and bisexual people are more likely to report negative health outcomes.”
Click here to download the infographic.
To read MAP’s summary analysis of issues facing bisexual Americans, visit http://lgbtmap.org/understanding-issues-facing-bisexual-americans.
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