Hey Bex! Scary, am I right? Wow, props to you for being honest. People will ask you questions that make your skin crawl.
Number of young black women in US identifying as bisexual has ‘trebled in past decade’
As a Black woman, I'll likely never come out as bisexual to my parents | Metro News
The authors do not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organisation that would benefit from this article, and have disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond their academic appointment. Since , social scientists have studied the General Social Survey to chart the complexities of social change in the United States. The survey, which is conducted every couple of years, asks respondents their attitudes on topics ranging from race relations to drug use. In , the survey started including a question on sexual identity. In the 10 years that the General Social Survey has included a question on sexual identity, rates of identification among gay men, lesbian women and bisexual men in the U. Of all of the women who responded to the survey, more than 1 in 18 identified as bisexual. One decade ago, only 1 in 65 did.
Dear My Black, Bisexual, Freshman Self: You Are Enough
Research on women who are aware of a high-risk male partner may inform HIV prevention. We analyzed transcripts from semi-structured interviews with 20 Black women who reported sex with at least one man who had sex with men and women MSMW in the prior 5 years. We applied Choice and Sexual Network theories to the interpretation. The majority described their partnerships as committed and involving emotional or instrumental support. Substance abuse was a common component of the relationships and very few involved consistent condom use.
So when I came out, they were ecstatic — but obviously not surprised. My sister was equally as happy for me. My parents were another story.