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posted 09.22.2014
Alford-Harkey and Haffner are helping to make the invisible visible and in doing so create supportive environments for bisexuals in both secular and religious settings. Read More
posted 09.22.2014
Most research on sexual minorities tends to lump together gay men and lesbians with bisexuals, contributing to so-called bi-invisibility. Bisexuals are often stigmatized in monosexual communities—by heterosexuals because of their homosexuality, and by the LGT community because of their... Read More
posted 09.22.2014
We love our binaries: Democrat or Republican; male or female; chocolate or vanilla; gay or straight. For many of us, our first concept of sexual orientation was that everyone was either heterosexual or gay … some of us used the “h” word—homosexual. Those who were attracted... Read More
posted 09.22.2014
The American Institute of Bisexuality (AIB) encourages, supports and assists research on and education about bisexuality, through programs likely to enhance the publics’ knowledge, awareness and understanding of bisexuality. Read More
posted 09.22.2014
It’s a truism among bisexuals that “coming out” is not a one-shot deal for us, but a constant process. On Facebook, “Relationship Status” is of great importance when it comes to the ways others judge and define us. For those of us who identify as bisexual, relationship... Read More
posted 08.28.2014
Caregiving for an elderly, frail person is an intimate experience, a loving act—a gem of human kindness. In this country, the greatest numbers of these caregivers are volunteers, usually family members and friends, but for LGBT elders and their caregivers, there is a noticeable twist to the... Read More
posted 08.28.2014
There are fewer infrastructure supports available to assist LGBT caregivers. Knowing which are available and how to access them for your LGBT clients and families is an important step in making your agency welcoming and inclusive to all, including the LGBT community. Read More
posted 08.28.2014
We, (those of us older than 50) are now finding out what Bette Davis knew, that “Old age ain’t no place for sissies.” Those of us who are also lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) may have additional challenges including homophobia and heteronormativity, which can send us... Read More
posted 08.28.2014
The movie If These Walls Could Talk 2 provides an excellent yet heartbreaking example of how the lack of acceptance of gay and lesbian relationships can complicate grief both while caring for a loved one and once the loved one has passed away. In the film, set in the early 1960s, Edith and Abby, a... Read More
posted 08.28.2014
When I was a teenager in the ’80s we lived with my grandmother, who had dementia. My mother was a “woman in the middle”—she had a few children at home, a parent who needed care, a full-time job, a husband and a house to take care of. My grandmother had helped to raise me so... Read More

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