New study to explore effects of discrimination on bisexuals

A new study close to my heart has been launched by the Re:searching for LGBTQ Health team in conjunction with the Canadian Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH). The Risk and Resilience study aims to investigate how prevalent mental health issues are for bisexuals, what support programs are available to them, and what kind of discrimination they experience.

The Re:searching for LGBTQ Health team has already compiled research through focus groups with 55 bisexuals in Ontario. In addition to biphobia, the studied bisexuals reported often receiving sub-standard care from healthcare providers and are often told that they are not really bisexual.

The study will also encompass pansexuals, omnisexuals, questioning and otherwise-identified people who are attracted to more than one gender.