bisexual health An introduction and model practices for HIV/STI prevention programming
by Marshall Miller, Amy André, Julie Ebin and Leona Bessonova
Cover photo: Kuwaza Imara, RN, Highland Hospital Emergency Room, Lavender Caucus SEIU 616 (Service Employees International Union), co-founder 3x3 Bisexual People of Color, 1989
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© 2007 The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Policy Institute When referencing this document, we recommend the following citation: Miller, M., André, A., Ebin, J., and Bessonova, L. (2007). Bisexual health: An introduction and model practices for HIV/STI prevention programming. New York: National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Policy Institute, the Fenway Institute at Fenway Community Health, and BiNet USA. ii
This publication is dedicated to the memory of Dr. Fritz Klein [1933-2006]. Dr. Klein was one of the first people to research bisexuality in the United States. He established the credibility of research on bisexuality, fostered international networking and generously supported grassroots organizing among bisexuals. He was also the founding editor of the Journal of Bisexuality and founder of the American Institute of Bisexuality.
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introduction and literature review
Timeline: The Bisexual Health Movement in the US
What is bisexuality?
Who is a bisexual person?
What does it mean to have, or be open to having, sex with partners of a same or different gender?
Theories describing bisexuality
Gender, sex and bisexuality
Race, ethnicity and bisexuality
Biphobia, bi-invisibility and health
Why focus on bisexual health?
Bisexuality and social science research
Sexual prejudice: A case study on the erasure of bisexuals in academia and the media
What are bisexual health issues within the context of HIV and STI prevention? 38
the bihealth program at fenway community health in boston, massachusetts
The beginnings of BiHealth