What does biphobia mean?

Biphobia is hatred directed towards the bisexual community. Similar to homophobia or transphobia however the focus of hatred is focused on bisexuality.

Biphobia can be caused by miseducation or not understanding bisexuality. Biphobia can be perpetrated by heterosexual people as well as those from the LGBT+ community.

Biphobia can come in a  number of forms including casual biphobia, bi-erasure as well as all-out biphobia.


An example of casual biophobia can include saying “gay” when you actually mean “same-sex” as it contributes to bi-erasure.

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