Under the Bisexual Umbrella: Diversity of Identity and Experience

  title={Under the Bisexual Umbrella: Diversity of Identity and Experience},
  author={Corey E. Flanders},
  journal={Journal of Bisexuality},
  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… 

4 Plurisexual Identity Labels and the Marking of Bisexual Desire

The present chapter considers the research literature that frames our understanding of bisexuality. By reviewing current models for conceptualizing sexuality we gain a better understanding of the

A Biopsychosocial Perspective on Bisexuality: A Review for Marriage and Family Therapists

  • J. Torres
  • Psychology
    Journal of Bisexuality
  • 2019
Abstract Although bisexual individuals make up the largest subpopulation within the broader lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) community, they experience inflated rates of discrimination and

Nonsequential Task Model of Bi/Pan/Polysexual Identity Development

Abstract There are several existing bisexual identity development models, however, there are still gaps in fully understanding the identity development of individuals who are bisexual, pansexual, and

Parallels and Alliances: The Lived Experiences of Young, Disabled Bisexual People

  • A. Toft
  • Psychology
    Journal of Bisexuality
  • 2020
Abstract Young people (16–25) who identify as bisexual and disabled have to work against dominant forces of homo/heteronormativity and ableism which regulate sexuality and normalcy. Their lives

Bisexual Women: Experiencing and Coping with Objectification, Prejudice, and Erasure

Abstract Fredrickson and Roberts’ sexual objectification theory has been successfully tested across sexually diverse groups (e.g., heterosexual, lesbian). However, objectification theory research has

Being bisexual in contemporary Italy: between stigma and desire of visibility

PurposeThe Italian sociological scientific community has shown a limited interest in issues related to bisexuality. The purpose of this paper is to fill the knowledge gap on the subject, showing data

3 Defining Bisexuality: Challenges and Importance of and Toward a Unifying Definition

This chapter seeks to demonstrate the extreme complexity of trying to define sexual orientation, in general, and bisexuality, in particular. The key issues presented in the chapter include, (1) why a

Disclosing Bisexuality or Coming Out? Two Different Realities for Bisexual People in The Netherlands

ABSTRACT This study challenges the coming-out imperative and understands coming out as a normative practice in which people need to confess their nonheterosexuality toward others. Interviews with

Queer Intimacies: A New Paradigm for the Study of Relationship Diversity

It is argued that a queer paradigm shifts the dominant scientific conception of relationships away from the confines of normativity toward an embrace of diversity, fluidity, and possibility.

1 Mapping Bisexual Studies: Past and Present, and Implications for the Future

This chapter begins with an examination of bisexuality studies from the perspective of some prominent sex researchers from the late nineteenth century through the mid-twentieth century with a focus



Introduction to the Special Issue: Bisexual Health: Unpacking the Paradox

Although research focused directly on the needs of bisexual men and women is a welcome addition to the literature, the emphasis on health disparities has the potential to perpetuate a problematized view of bisexuality.

Defining Bisexuality: Young Bisexual and Pansexual People's Voices

ABSTRACT Bisexuality is defined in a plethora of ways, including definitions based on behavior, attraction, or desire and may employ binary or nonbinary definitions. Research has not adequately

“Regardless of Their Gender”: Descriptions of Sexual Identity among Bisexual, Pansexual, and Queer Identified Individuals

ABSTRACT The present research investigates the way individuals under the bisexual umbrella conceptualize their sexual identity. Participants included 172 adults who self-identified as bisexual,

Comparing perceived experiences of prejudice among self-identified plurisexual individuals

Based on the limited research available regarding bisexual individuals, there is some evidence to suggest this group may be subject to unique forms of prejudice within both heterosexual and

What's in a Name? Exploring Pansexuality Online

ABSTRACT Pansexuality is a growing sexual identity that has become immensely popular in U.S. culture within the previous decade. Currently, little is known about the distinct difference between

We're Here and We're Queer: Sexual Orientation and Sexual Fluidity Differences Between Bisexual and Queer Women

Examination of similarities and differences between adult women who were bisexually-identified and those who were queer-identified, ages 18 to 66 years, on sociodemographic characteristics, two dimensions of sexual orientation (sexual behaviors and attractions), fluidity in attractions and sexual orientation identity, and identity centrality and affirmation indicated that women who are bisexual and queer were similar.

Perceptions of Individuals Who Are Non-monosexuals held by Graduate Students: A Q Methodological Study

ABSTRACT “Non-monosexual” is an umbrella term for bisexual, pansexual, queer, and fluid+ identities, and it lacks visibility and acceptance in the larger LGBTQ+ community. Research has shown that

The Problem With ‘Behavioral Bisexuality': Assessing Sexual Orientation in Survey Research

Researchers often use survey items on sexual behavior to classify respondents' sexual orientation. Such measures require two sex partners (one male, one female) within a specified period for

Sexuality, religion and the sacred : bisexual, pansexual and polysexual perspectives

Foreword Introduction: Our Hearts Hold These Intimate Connections Part I: Christian and Unitarian Discourses 1. Not Even on the Page: Freeing God from Heterocentrism 2. Re-enforcing Binaries,

Home-o: Being at Home with Reflections on Hetero-Homosexual Identity

  • J. Nash
  • Sociology
    Under the Bisexual Umbrella
  • 2018
ABSTRACT This article presents a creative interpretation of interaction between hetero- and homosexual worlds. The metaphor of home is used to transfer different meanings and experiences of