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.
Hayfield, N. (2016). Bisexualities. In A. Goldberg (Ed.), The SAGE Encyclopedia of LGBTQ Studies, 128-131. Sage Publications Ltd. https://doi.org/10.4135/9781483371283.n50