by Margaret Robinson, Mi’kmaq feminist scholar working on LGBTQ issues in health
When it comes to LGBTQ health issues, bisexual people are frequently overlooked. Too often, bisexuality is dismissed as a phase or trend, and programs designed for gay, lesbian, or trans youth may not provide the support and mentorship that bisexual youth need.
A study by the CAMH Re:searching for LGBTQ Health team raises important questions about how we understand and support bisexual youth.
Our team surveyed 405 bisexual-identified people across Ontario, and compared the data about young people (between age 16 and 24) with adults (25 and older).