Category: Bi Youth

bisexual-community: [USA]: 2017 National School Climate…


2017 National School Climate Survey (Encuesta sobre el Ambiente Escolar)


LGBTQ youth, speak out about your school experiences! (Jóvenes LGBTQ – ¡Hable de sus experiencias en la escuela!)

bisexual-community:

[USA]: 2017 National School Climate Survey (Encuesta sobre el Ambiente Escolar)  LGBTQ+ youth, speak out about your school experiences! (Jóvenes LGBTQ+ – ¡Hable de sus experiencias en la escuela!)

The 2017 National School Climate Survey is GLSEN’s tenth national survey of lesbian, gay, bisexual+, transgender, and queer youth. It is a crucial tool in GLSEN’s mission for fighting anti-LGBTQ+ bias in K-12 schools across the nation. The information gathered from this survey will help GLSEN to inform education policymakers and the public about the right of all students to be treated with respect in their schools. 

La Nacional sobre el Ambiente Escolar 2017 es la décima encuesta de jóvenes lesbianas, homosexuales, bisexuales, transgéneros, y queer. Es fundamental a la misión de GLSEN a luchar contra los prejuicios anti-LGBTQ+ que existe en las escuelas K-12 en todo el país. La información recopilada a partir de esta encuesta ayudará a GLSEN a informar legisladores de educación y el público sobre el derecho que tienen todos los estudiantes ser tratados con respeto en las escuelas.

If you attended high school or middle school sometime during the last school year (2016-2017), identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual+, transgender, queer or questioning, and are at least 13 years old, tell us about your experiences in school. (If you did not complete the entire school year you can still participate in the survey.) The survey is completely anonymous.

Si asistió un colegio o una escuela mediana alguna vez durante el último año escolar (2016-2017), identifica como lesbiana, homosexual, bisexual+, transgénero, queer o está cuestionando su sexualidad, y tiene al menos de 13 años, cuéntanos sus experiencias en la escuela. (Si no completó todo el año escolar todavía puede participar en la encuesta.) La encuesta está completamente anónima.

The survey asks questions about your experiences in school, including hearing homophobic remarks, being harassed because of your sexual orientation and/or how you express your gender and how supportive your school is of LGBTQ+ students.

La encuesta contiene preguntas sobre sus experiencias escolares, incluyendo si ha oído comentarios homofóbicos, si ha acosado a causa de su orientación sexual y/o como expresa su género y como su escuela apoya los estudiantes LGBTQ+.

To take the survey, click here.
Para hacer la encuesta en español, haz click aquí.

bisexual-community: [USA]: 2017 National School Climate…


2017 National School Climate Survey (Encuesta sobre el Ambiente Escolar)


LGBTQ youth, speak out about your school experiences! (Jóvenes LGBTQ – ¡Hable de sus experiencias en la escuela!)

bisexual-community:

[USA]: 2017 National School Climate Survey (Encuesta sobre el Ambiente Escolar)  LGBTQ+ youth, speak out about your school experiences! (Jóvenes LGBTQ+ – ¡Hable de sus experiencias en la escuela!)

The 2017 National School Climate Survey is GLSEN’s tenth national survey of lesbian, gay, bisexual+, transgender, and queer youth. It is a crucial tool in GLSEN’s mission for fighting anti-LGBTQ+ bias in K-12 schools across the nation. The information gathered from this survey will help GLSEN to inform education policymakers and the public about the right of all students to be treated with respect in their schools. 

La Nacional sobre el Ambiente Escolar 2017 es la décima encuesta de jóvenes lesbianas, homosexuales, bisexuales, transgéneros, y queer. Es fundamental a la misión de GLSEN a luchar contra los prejuicios anti-LGBTQ+ que existe en las escuelas K-12 en todo el país. La información recopilada a partir de esta encuesta ayudará a GLSEN a informar legisladores de educación y el público sobre el derecho que tienen todos los estudiantes ser tratados con respeto en las escuelas.

If you attended high school or middle school sometime during the last school year (2016-2017), identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual+, transgender, queer or questioning, and are at least 13 years old, tell us about your experiences in school. (If you did not complete the entire school year you can still participate in the survey.) The survey is completely anonymous.

Si asistió un colegio o una escuela mediana alguna vez durante el último año escolar (2016-2017), identifica como lesbiana, homosexual, bisexual+, transgénero, queer o está cuestionando su sexualidad, y tiene al menos de 13 años, cuéntanos sus experiencias en la escuela. (Si no completó todo el año escolar todavía puede participar en la encuesta.) La encuesta está completamente anónima.

The survey asks questions about your experiences in school, including hearing homophobic remarks, being harassed because of your sexual orientation and/or how you express your gender and how supportive your school is of LGBTQ+ students.

La encuesta contiene preguntas sobre sus experiencias escolares, incluyendo si ha oído comentarios homofóbicos, si ha acosado a causa de su orientación sexual y/o como expresa su género y como su escuela apoya los estudiantes LGBTQ+.

To take the survey, click here.
Para hacer la encuesta en español, haz click aquí.

[USA]: 2017 National School Climate Survey (Encuesta sobre el…


2017 National School Climate Survey (Encuesta sobre el Ambiente Escolar)


LGBTQ youth, speak out about your school experiences! (Jóvenes LGBTQ – ¡Hable de sus experiencias en la escuela!)

[USA]: 2017 National School Climate Survey (Encuesta sobre el Ambiente Escolar)  LGBTQ+ youth, speak out about your school experiences! (Jóvenes LGBTQ+ – ¡Hable de sus experiencias en la escuela!)

The 2017 National School Climate Survey is GLSEN’s tenth national survey of lesbian, gay, bisexual+, transgender, and queer youth. It is a crucial tool in GLSEN’s mission for fighting anti-LGBTQ+ bias in K-12 schools across the nation. The information gathered from this survey will help GLSEN to inform education policymakers and the public about the right of all students to be treated with respect in their schools. 

La Nacional sobre el Ambiente Escolar 2017 es la décima encuesta de jóvenes lesbianas, homosexuales, bisexuales, transgéneros, y queer. Es fundamental a la misión de GLSEN a luchar contra los prejuicios anti-LGBTQ+ que existe en las escuelas K-12 en todo el país. La información recopilada a partir de esta encuesta ayudará a GLSEN a informar legisladores de educación y el público sobre el derecho que tienen todos los estudiantes ser tratados con respeto en las escuelas.

If you attended high school or middle school sometime during the last school year (2016-2017), identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual+, transgender, queer or questioning, and are at least 13 years old, tell us about your experiences in school. (If you did not complete the entire school year you can still participate in the survey.) The survey is completely anonymous.

Si asistió un colegio o una escuela mediana alguna vez durante el último año escolar (2016-2017), identifica como lesbiana, homosexual, bisexual+, transgénero, queer o está cuestionando su sexualidad, y tiene al menos de 13 años, cuéntanos sus experiencias en la escuela. (Si no completó todo el año escolar todavía puede participar en la encuesta.) La encuesta está completamente anónima.

The survey asks questions about your experiences in school, including hearing homophobic remarks, being harassed because of your sexual orientation and/or how you express your gender and how supportive your school is of LGBTQ+ students.

La encuesta contiene preguntas sobre sus experiencias escolares, incluyendo si ha oído comentarios homofóbicos, si ha acosado a causa de su orientación sexual y/o como expresa su género y como su escuela apoya los estudiantes LGBTQ+.

To take the survey, click here.
Para hacer la encuesta en español, haz click aquí.

alphabetsoupcomic:Page 97!!  Happy Pride Month!! 

alphabetsoupcomic:

Page 97!!  Happy Pride Month!! 

bifeministagenda:The entire concept of “fake college bi girls” or somebody being “bisexual until…

bifeministagenda:The entire concept of “fake college bi girls” or somebody being “bisexual until…

gay-son-of-a-pastor: hello-reylo: YOU KNOW WHAT? BLESS…

gay-son-of-a-pastor:

hello-reylo:

YOU KNOW WHAT? BLESS MCDONALD’S.

*EATS FAST FOODS IN THE NAME OF LOVE*

#AsianLGBTQA+Rights

This makes me happy

binetusa: BiNet USA Op-Ed: #BiQuestionsTrump by Faith…


Faith Cheltenham: “Kudos to the dreamers, the fighters, rule breakers and boundary makers. Keep on letter writers! Keep strong and carry on.”


Faith Cheltenham: “When I won a NLGJA Award for “Bisexuals at the gates”, due to an unfortunate amount of bi erasure I thought it best to wear the Bi Pride Flag”


Faith Cheltenham: “Personal and political threats to our bodies are something bisexuals are used to We are also familiar with fighting the fuck back”


Faith Cheltenham: “Kudos to the dreamers, the fighters, rule breakers and boundary makers. Keep on letter writers! Keep strong and carry on.”

binetusa:

BiNet USA Op-Ed: #BiQuestionsTrump by

Faith Cheltenham, VP BiNet USA 

Honestly? As a bisexual person of color, I have many questions for President Trump. And, I have questions for the bi+ community and our allies too––questions about who we are, what we stand for, how we’re surviving, and how we can hold each other, our leadership, and the President accountable.

Are you, like me, terrified for the present and futures of bi+ youth, trans youth, people of color (POC) youth, and bi+ trans POC youth? For all lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex and asexual people? …

Is mainstream and LGBT media amplifying misinformation about bisexual people when they incorrectly report on bi+ celebs like Mel B, Angelina Jolie and Amber Heard and their very real experiences of violence? Is it that better or worse than when they neglect to report on our experiences at all? …

Once again, is our collective experience being used to sell records and films, to generate donations to organizations, and be silently consumed without a single whisper of “our letter” or an acknowledgment of our very existence? …

“Kudos to the dreamers, the fighters, rule breakers and boundary makers. Keep on letter writers! Keep strong and carry on.

Black and Bisexual: The Unheard Voices of Bisexual Youth

Black and Bisexual: The Unheard Voices of Bisexual Youth:

Numerous studies have emphasized how having a supportive, accepting family is beneficial to prevent mental health difficulties (i.e., depression, suicidal thoughts). We discussed that:

“Parental rejection can exacerbate depression among LGB youth and is a significant risk factor for suicide and risky sexual behavior among this population… Parents may wish to seek therapeutic support.”

Family is extremely important to many. For black bisexual youth, one factor that occasionally makes it more difficult to come-out is fear of being rejected by those closest to them. In a study by Pollitt, Li, Grossman, and Russell (of the University of Arizona) that was presented at the APA convention titled Coming Out Stress of Bisexual Adolescents, the lead presenter, Amanda Pollitt, M.S., reported that coming out is most stressful for bisexual males.

The findings noted that bisexual males have more stress than other LGB individuals in terms of coming out to family, friends, and at school. Ms. Pollitt concluded that bisexual males experience high stress and are likely to not be out (to avoid having to explain what it means to be bi). So why is all of this important?

The fact of the matter is that African American gay and bisexual youth suffer significantly more stress related to coming out as a result of intersecting identities. This stress could potentially increase the likelihood of depression and treating an illness that could be decreased if family members were more supportive.

currently-madeoflove: bisexual-community: Positively Bi+: One…

currently-madeoflove:

bisexual-community:

Positively Bi+: One day someone pissed me off. So I turned it into a thesis on biphobia.

WELL DONE!

bialogue-group: thenib: From The Homeless LGBT Youth of NYC Are…

bialogue-group:

thenib:

From The Homeless LGBT Youth of NYC Are In Trouble from Kazimir Lee

Did you know? “A higher percentage of bisexual students reported running away from home one or more times compared to their gay and straight peers. In addition, more bisexual youth stated they were homeless because of physical abuse by parents than their straight and gay peers. Gay, lesbian, and bisexual homeless youth also have greater HIV risks and these risks are greater among bisexual female youth. Therefore, stronger policies are needed to provide bisexual+ youth with safe environments to live that are off the streets.“ ~excerpt fromCaring for Bisexual+ Homeless Youth by BRC (24 March 2016)

Did you know? Transgender people and people of color comprise large portions of the bisexual community –– with more than 40 percent of LGBT people of color identifying as bisexual, and about half of transgender people describing their sexual orientation as bisexual or queer (according to various other research studies Bisexual is the largest self-identity for Trans people. Followed by percentages: Queer, Heterosexual/Homosexual, Other, and Asexual) –– making these groups vulnerable to further disparities that occur at the intersections of biphobia, racism and transphobia. ~from Health Disparities Among Bisexual People by HRC (September 2015)