Stokes, Joseph P.; Miller, Robin L.; Mundhenk, Rhonda
July 1998
Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality;Summer98, Vol. 7 Issue 2, p101
Academic Journal
The article presents a model of bisexuality and a typology of behaviorally bisexual men. The increase in public attention to issues of sexual orientation in the past decade has been dramatic. Governments, corporations, and other institutions are adopting policies that prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation, and benefits for same-sex domestic partners are increasingly being granted. Public attention has focused on the right of gay and lesbian citizens to marry and, in the U.S., on the advisability of allowing openly gay men and lesbians to serve in the military. The entertainment industry also is embracing homosexual themes and gay and Lesbian characters. Underlying much of the public attention to homosexuality is the implicit assumption that sexual orientation is dichotomous: One is either homosexual or heterosexual, gay or straight. Having two non-overlapping categories is comfortable for most people. Bisexuality is rarely considered in public debates or media presentations, although recent books and articles targeting both academic and general audiences have focused on bisexuality.


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