Bisexuality can be defined as: “The potential to be attracted – romantically and/or sexually – to people of more than one sex and/or gender, not necessarily at the same time, not necessarily in the same way, and not necessarily to the same degree.” (Robyn Ochs)

A study by the Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society at La Trobe University, found significant differences in mental health and wellbeing between same sex attracted and bi+ people1.  A further study identified the factors linking to poorer mental health in bi+ people2

  • A higher sense of internalised biphobia;
  • Perceived lack of support from their partner for their sexuality; and 
  • Having their relationship incorrectly perceived by others as heterosexual.

We interviewed Duc Dau (she/her) from Bi+ Community Perth to tell us more about why this occasion is important.