This entry introduces the topic of bisexualities, which can be broadly defined as emotional, romantic, and/or sexual attraction to people of more than one sex/gender. To consider bisexualities is important in part because it allows for the exploration and interrogation of how all sexual identity categories are constructed. To give a sense of the commonality of bisexuality, according to recent reports, approximately 3.5% of U.S. adults identify as lesbian, gay, or bisexual (LGB) and around half of those (1.8%) identify as bisexual. United Kingdom estimates are lower, suggesting that 0.5% identify as bisexual.

The current entry explores the theoretical underpinnings and complexities of bisexual identities since the late 1800s to the present day. It then briefly focuses on other people’s (mis)understandings of bisexuality and bisexual marginalization, ...

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