Under the Bisexual Umbrella: Diversity of Identity and Experience

@article{Flanders2017UnderTB,
  title={Under the Bisexual Umbrella: Diversity of Identity and Experience},
  author={Corey E. Flanders},
  journal={Journal of Bisexuality},
  year={2017},
  volume={17},
  pages={1 - 6}
}
I am pleased to introduce the special issue, “Under the Bisexual Umbrella: Diversity of Identity and Experience.” Included in this issue is a series of articles detailing many complexities within the bisexual umbrella. These complexities range from different perspectives on defining and choosing identity labels, to exploration of personal sexualities, to exploring implications of what being under the umbrella might mean for nonbisexual identities. In this introduction, I first provide a… 

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