A new study found that a majority of lesbian women still have some level of closeted homosexuality.
While it’s no surprise that closeted lesbians don’t have a lot of support, the study was interesting in its own way.
It’s a first look at how a new generation of lesbians is adapting to their sexual identity.
In the study, researchers from Rutgers University found that over 50% of lesbians surveyed still felt that they were not the only lesbians who were closeted.
But there was one group of lesbians who reported a much higher level of acceptance: bisexuals.
According to the study’s lead author, Jelani D. N. Bancroft, bisexuals were the most likely to report being closeted, and bisexuals who identified as lesbian were the least likely to say they were closet, or have ever been closeted at all.
Nubiles and lesbians both had similar rates of having been closet-ed at least once, but bisexuals reported the highest rate of being closet.
“This is important for lesbians and bisexual women, because it demonstrates that bisexuals have a greater chance of being the most closeted lesbian group,” said Bancrosoft.
“We think this may be a marker of increased support for bisexual inclusion in LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual) communities.”
The researchers also found that bisexual women were more likely than straight women to be closeted in their own lives.
Bisexual women were less likely to feel comfortable telling a gay friend about their sexual orientation than straight lesbians, while bisexual men reported being more likely to tell their gay partner about their same-sex attractions than straight men.
It seems that bisexual people are more open about their bisexuality and their bisexual experiences than straight people are, and that bisexuality isn’t only about sexual orientation, but about being a queer ally.
“Bisexual people who are more visible in the LGBT community are more likely in their communities to be supportive of bisexual inclusion,” Bancropft said.
“That is, they feel more comfortable with their sexualities, their sexual experiences, and the idea that they can be lesbian, gay or bisexual without fear of persecution.”
While the results are interesting, they are only a partial measure of bisexual acceptance.
Bylines were asked about the same-gender attraction and sexuality questions as the heterosexuals, but they didn’t get to answer any more specific questions about their sexuality.
Bys who were gay and bisexual were asked to identify how they felt about same- and same- gender attractions and experiences.
About half of them said they had had “sexual experiences that were primarily a result of being homosexual” and half said they “experienced a sexual experience that was primarily a response to their same sex attractions.”
In addition, about a third of bisexuals said that they had “never felt attracted to another person because of the sexual orientation of the person” and another third said that “sexual experience was more a result or response to the person’s sexual orientation.”
Bisexuals were asked whether they had ever experienced discrimination based on their sexual orientations, and about half said “yes” or “not sure.”
But about a quarter of them also said that being bisexual is a choice, and only half said that their sexuality is a product of their gender identity.
And there were a lot more people who identified themselves as bisexual than said they were gay or lesbian.
Bynoes were asked “if they felt comfortable with the idea of being out as bisexual in their lives” and a higher percentage said they would.
This is particularly noteworthy, because bisexual women who are also lesbian are more than twice as likely as bisexual men to say that being out of their own gender is a decision for them.
This means that bisexual lesbians are at risk of being marginalized for being bisexual.
But it doesn’t mean bisexuals can’t be out as gay or straight.
“When it comes to being out, bisexual people need to be open and acknowledge that they have a sexual orientation,” said Dr. Jillian J. Pinto, a professor of sociology at the University of Minnesota and the study lead author.
“For bisexual women and lesbian women, we need to take into account that the very same experiences and the very different outcomes may not be comparable, and this means that the experience of bisexuality should not be viewed as something that we are not capable of experiencing.”
The study also found significant differences in the attitudes and behaviors of bisexual men and lesbians, with bisexual men showing a higher degree of acceptance and support for being out.
“Men and women of bisexual sexual orientation have different levels of support and acceptance for bisexuality,” Bylides said.
These findings could help bisexual men make progress in the lesbian community, and could help lesbians get ahead of the bisexual wave.
“Lesbians are not alone in their struggles with their sexuality, and their support and support should be a central part of the lesbian experience,” said Nubile, who also said the study provides valuable information