The term biphobia describes forms of prejudice and discrimination against bisexual people. It covers antibisexual sentiments and negative attitudes regarding bisexual people and their (alleged) characters, bodies, relationships, families, and sexualities.

The concept gained currency within bisexual activism in the course of the 1990s. There is a family resemblance with the term homophobia, which the psychologist George Weinberg defined in 1972 as an “abnormal dread” of being in proximity with homosexuals. In its contemporary usages, the meanings associated with the term homophobia have broadened beyond the interpersonal to include also cultural and institutional features of antigay discrimination. The same applies to biphobia and other related concepts, such as lesbophobia or transphobia. Bisexual activists interpret biphobia as a distinctive mode of oppression that is different from homophobia, ...

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