HRC’s Guide to Stopping Biphobia on the Job

The Advocate
By Eliel Cruz
September 26, 2015

When you look around the place where you work, remember that there are as many, if not more, bisexuals in America than there are lesbians and gays combined.

That’s just one of the important lessons contained in the new brief from the Human Rights Campaign foundation, outlining the unique discrimination bisexuals face at work. That particular statistic is from a 2011 study by the Williams Institute, and in spite of evidence like that, the myth that bisexuality is a phase or doesn’t exist is perpetuated, even on the job.

The brief, Bisexual Visibility in the Workplace, notes that bisexuals are less likely than gay men or lesbians to be out where they work, with only 59 percent of bisexual employees out, compared to 79 of gay men, and 77 percent of lesbians.

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