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Bisexuality is romantic attraction, sexual attractionor sexual behavior toward both males and females,    or to more than one sex or gender. The term bisexuality is mainly used in the context of human attraction to denote romantic or sexual feelings toward both men and women,    and the concept is one of the three main classifications of sexual orientation along with heterosexuality and homosexualityall of which exist on the heterosexual—homosexual continuum. A bisexual identity does not necessarily equate to equal sexual attraction to both sexes; commonly, people who have a distinct but not exclusive sexual preference for one sex over the other also identify themselves as bisexual.
Abe, K. Parental age of homosexuals. British Journal of Psychiatry,
Sexuality Research and Social Policy. Special emphasis is given to information with relevance to public policy and law. Compared with the US adult population, respondents were younger, more highly educated, and less likely to be non-Hispanic White, but differences were observed between gender and sexual orientation groups on all of these variables. Overall, respondents tended to be politically liberal, not highly religious, and supportive of marriage equality for same-sex couples.
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In use since the s, the term is an adaptation of the initialism LGBwhich was used to replace the term gay in reference to the LGBT community beginning in the mid-to-late s. The initialism has become adopted into the mainstream as an umbrella term for use when labeling topics pertaining to sexuality and gender identity. The initialism LGBT is intended to emphasize a diversity of sexuality and gender identity-based cultures.
It provides an overview of an under-researched set of social concerns and provides links to resources and a collection of publications by social work researchers. The nature of the subject matter is highly complex, the population of interest is stigmatized, and access to the population for research is challenging, resulting in a relatively unexplored set of social issues. As with other minority or culturally-defined groups, the LGBT community is not monolithic in nature.
NCBI Bookshelf. The cohort of LGBT people currently in later life grew up and moved into adulthood in much less supportive environments than those experienced by younger cohorts. Before entering adulthood, the oldest of this cohort would have seen, inthe creation of an official diagnosis that listed homosexuality as a sociopathic personality disturbance Bayer, and watched Senator McCarthy include gay men and lesbians on his blacklist. As adults, this cohort witnessed routine harassment by authorities, as well as the Stonewall Rebellion in and the American Psychiatric Association's removal of homosexuality from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders in see Chapter 2 for a full historical overview.
Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Exploring identity development and gender orientation, Lesbian Epiphanies: Women Coming Out in Later Life contains firsthand information about the experiences and difficulties of women who discover and reveal their newfound lesbian sexuality in later life. Psychologists, social workers, counselors, and professors will find that Lesbian Epiphanies is the first book to extensively quote from interviews of lesbians and bisexuals who had entered into heterosexual marriages.