Receive exclusive offers and updates from Oxford Academic. Go to mobile site. The Fix The daily lifestyle email from Metro. Given reported mental health differences between bisexual and homosexual individuals, many researchers now believe that these groups should be investigated separately. A comparison of lesbian, bisexual, and heterosexual college undergraduate women on selected mental health issues. Truth be told, turning the frat boy, faux-lesbian trope into a profitable pop act was Mad Men manoeuvring at its finest. Compared with lesbian women, bisexual women were more likely to be younger, members of ethnic minorities, students and to identify as trans.
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Rather than people with homosexual attraction being intrinsically pathological, contemporary explanations for these associations draw on psychosocial life experiences, most notably Meyer's theory of minority stress. This is a mess, and needs clearing up. Bisexual respondents as a group appeared to experience less enacted stigma than lesbians, possibly because they were less visibly non-heterosexual. Writing in The IndependentLois Shearing says that bisexual people are at a higher risk of being abused, with funding for bi issues low or nonexistent. This means that there are opposite-sex couples who also want the law changed so that they can have civil partnerships, something the Civil Partnership Act specifically prohibits. Our study has several limitations.