Bisexual, Pansexual, and other Sexually Fluid Identities

Bisexual, Pansexual, and other Sexually Fluid Identities

Greetings!

My name is Andrew Pereira, and I am a doctoral student at University of North Texas who is completing research examining body image, eating, racism, and related issues in sexual minority men of color. This study aims to address a scientific need to focus on individuals with overlapping minority identities, who are often overlooked by researchers. Your community’s input is a valuable contribution to addressing this need.

To be eligible, participants must be:
over the age of 18
fluent in English
have in the past or are currently living in the US
identify as cis-male
identify as a person of color
identify as not strictly heterosexual (e.g., gay, bi, questioning, pansexual, or asexual).

Participants who complete the brief 15-20 minute survey may enter a drawing to win one of three $100 visa gift cards. Participants may also choose to enter a charity of their choice instead.

After completing the survey, participants will be asked to consider friends, partners, or acquaintances who might also be eligible to participate. Please consider forwarding this email to your members, even if some of them will not be eligible, as every participant they may forward the email to is vital to the visibility and inclusiveness we are hoping to achieve.

Thank you for your time!

Location of survey: Online through Qualtrics

Principal Investigator: Patricia Kaminski, PhD., Department of Psychology, (940) 565-2671, patricia.kaminski@unt.edu.

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How to Support Bisexual Youth

Ways to Care for Young People Who Are Attracted to More Than One Gender

The handbook is an educational resource that covers a wide range of topics and best practices for supporting bisexual youth, including: bisexuality, pansexuality, and other multisexual identities; romantic orientations; preventing bisexual erasure and biphobia; navigating gender and bisexuality; exploring different relationship types; and self-care tips.

Last year, nearly 50% of the youth who reached out to Trevor’s crisis services experienced multi-gender attraction. And while bisexual people make up the largest portion of the LGBTQ community, bi youth are often erased and their specific needs overlooked. Our research shows that bi youth are at higher risk than their peers for sexual assault and bullying, and almost half of bi youth seriously considered suicide in the past year.

We hope this resource will help people challenge biphobic assumptions in their everyday lives and foster the creation of safer, more affirming communities for bisexual youth everywhere.

Rory Gory
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Digital Marketing Manager
The Trevor Project

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