The Queer Apologetic: Explaining the Use of Bisexuality as a Transitional Identity

  title={The Queer Apologetic: Explaining the Use of Bisexuality as a Transitional Identity},
  author={Nicholas A. Guittar},
  journal={Journal of Bisexuality},
  pages={166 - 190}
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