Homophobia, stigma negative and usually unfair beliefs , and discrimination unfairly treating a person or group of people against gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men still exist in the United States and can negatively affect the health and well-being of this community. These negative beliefs and actions can affect the physical and mental health of gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men, whether they seek and are able to get health services, and the quality of the services they may receive. Such barriers to health must be addressed at different levels of society, such as health care settings, work places, and schools to improve the health of gay and bisexual men throughout their lives. Some people may have negative attitudes toward gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men. These attitudes can lead to rejection by friends and family, discriminatory acts and violence, and laws and policies with negative consequences.
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The last person out of the closet? The bisexual male
Twenty years ago, as a young teenager struggling to come to terms with my bisexuality, I sometimes wondered if I was the only bisexual person in the world. I knew rationally that that couldn't be true, but I never met any openly bisexual people, and never saw any bisexual people on TV. At that time, bisexual internet resources were limited too. When I read about the occasional rock star who enjoyed sex with men and women, it seemed like bisexuality was the sole preserve of the flamboyant and famous. Being bisexual didn't seem like a viable option for me.
Some people are attracted to women; some are attracted to men. And some, if Sigmund Freud, Dr. Alfred Kinsey and millions of self-described bisexuals are to be believed, are drawn to both sexes. But a new study casts doubt on whether true bisexuality exists, at least in men.