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Bisexuality-Pansexuality Resources

Librarian for Gender & Sexuality Studies

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Melinda Brown
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Bisexual/pansexual+ individuals are students, faculty, staff, community members - family & friends. 

This guide shares information that can help you learn about and be more supportive of members of the bisexual/pansexual+ communities.
Graph showing Bisexuals make up over 50% of LGBT community - Gary J. Gates, Williams Institute report

  • The bisexual+ community includes a wide variety and many intersections of identities. Our community is at its healthiest when we are inclusive and affirming of everyone under the bi+ umbrella, and discrimination against BIPOC, transgender and those living with disabilities within the bi+ community has been eliminated.
  • Bisexual+ people make up the majority of the LGBTQ community, but receive less than 1% of all funding that supports LGBTQ advocacy.
  • Despite comprising over half of the LGBTQ community, only 29% of people report personally knowing a bisexual person, compared to 73% of people who report knowing a gay or lesbian person.

Statistics from the Bisexual Resource Center's Bisexual+ Health Awareness Month (#bihealthmonth) Shareable Campaign Information.

Edited September 2022 by Melinda Brown

This guide originally created for "The B in LGBT is Not Silent: Supporting Bisexual/Pansexual+ College Students", Roundtable Discussion held at ACRL 2019: Recasting the Narrative, Cleveland, OH. Moderated by Melinda Brown, Deborah Lilton & AJ Robinson.

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  Robyn Ochs holding microphone & smiling. June 25, 2016. Salem, MA. North Shore Pride Parade and Festival 2016. © 2016 Marilyn Humphries

Widely Used Definition of Bisexuality: "I call myself bisexual because I acknowledge that I have in myself the potential to be attracted - romantically and/or sexually - to people of more than one sex and/or gender, not necessarily at the same time, not necessarily in the same way, and not necessarily to the same degree. Activist - Robyn Ochs

The Bisexual Umbrella by Shiri Eisner