Over the past few decades, much political and cultural attention has been paid to the struggles of gay and lesbian Americans. However, a report from UCLA indicates that there may be more bisexuals in America than gays and lesbians. Homosexuality is an increasingly accepted part of our social landscape, but bisexuals often complain that their existence is ‘erased’, even by many within the gay and lesbian community.
YouGov’s latest research shows that Americans narrowly tend to reject the idea of binary sexuality. While 40% say that you are ‘either hetereosexual or you are not’, 44% say that sexuality is a scale and that ‘it is possible to be somewhere near the middle’. Among every age group – with the exception of over-65s – people tend to say that sexuality is a scale. Only among over-65s do most people (54%) say that there is no middle ground.