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Bisexual Microaggressions in Medical Contexts

March 23rd, 2019 7:21 pm

Posted in Bi Health, Bisexual Health Awareness Month, and Blog

By Heather Stewart, MA Bisexual or “bi” identified people are a significant portion of the larger LGBTQ+ community, with studies suggesting they make up just over half of the larger LBGTQ+ population. Within the bi community itself, there is substantial diversity as well. For example, “bisexual” is the sexual orientation…

Lessons from the Field: What We Are Learning About Representation from Black Bi+ Men

March 19th, 2019 7:40 pm

Posted in Bi Health, Bisexual Health Awareness Month, and Blog

By H. “Herukhuti” Sharif Williams and David J. Cork In 2016, we started the amazing task of documenting the stories of Black men on what it is to be sexually fluid in the United States. Black bi+ cisgender and transgender men as well as gender non-conforming people living within the…

Health and Wellbeing on the Margins: Exploring the Intersections of Biracial and Bisexual Identities

March 8th, 2019 4:35 am

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By Deana Williams, MPH As a first-year doctoral student at Indiana University, I am grateful for the meaningful experiences and collaborations I have had thus far while working at The Center for Sexual Health Promotion. Growing up, I faced challenges with openly embracing my identity as a queer black woman.…

Why Bi+ Representation On-Screen Matters When Thinking About Intimate Partner Violence

March 5th, 2019 4:23 pm

Posted in Bi Health, Bisexual Health Awareness Month, and Blog

Content warning: domestic violence, sexual violence, bi+ erasure, biphobia By Sarah Karerat Representation — and in many cases, the lack thereof —  has real-world effects. We’ve heard this countless times, yet have we thought critically about how far-reaching the impact of representation truly is? Consider the high rates of violence…

The Changing Tide: My Experiences with Conducting Bisexual Health Research

March 4th, 2019 7:07 pm

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By Elizabeth (Lizzy) Bartelt, MPH As a doctoral student at the Indiana University Center for Sexual Health Promotion, I am lucky enough to have many one-of-a-kind experiences, from traveling to conferences to present research to sharing meals with my intellectual heroes, but my favorite by far is being able to…

Can You See Us Now? New Research Publication Helps to Shed Scientific Light on Bisexual Health

February 27th, 2019 9:47 am

Posted in Bi Health, Bisexual Health Awareness Month, and Blog

Indiana University researcher Brian Dodge, associate director of the Center for Sexual Health Promotion at the School of Public Health-Bloomington, and Wendy Bostwick, associate professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Nursing, recently guest edited a special section of Archives of Sexual Behaviorfocusing on bisexual health research. This is the first time…

#BiHealthMonth is Back!

February 27th, 2019 9:07 am

Posted in Bi Health, Bisexual Health Awareness Month, and Blog

By Michael Monroe It’s nearly March and the Bisexual Resource Center is gearing up to launch the 6th annual Bisexual Health Awareness Month (#BiHealthMonth). This critical social media campaign lasts throughout the month and is dedicated to raising awareness about the bisexual community’s social, economic, and health disparities, advocating for…