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Hayfield, Nikki



Abbie Goldberg


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.

Publication Date Nov 20, 2016
Peer Reviewed Not Peer Reviewed
Pages 128-131
Book Title The SAGE Encyclopedia of LGBTQ Studies
ISBN 9781483371306
Keywords sexuality, bisexual
Publisher URL
Additional Information Additional Information : Chapter originally published as Hayfield, N. (2016) Bisexualities. In: Goldberg, A., ed. (2016) The SAGE Encyclopedia of LGBTQ Studies. London: Sage Publications Ltd, pp. 128-131. ISBN 9781483371306. The full encyclopedia can be found at Not for commercial re-use without permission.


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