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Bisexual individuals face a number of distinct forms of discrimination compared to heterosexual, lesbian, and gay individuals. Further, bisexual individuals face a double discrimination where not only do heterosexual individuals discriminate against bisexual people, but individuals identifying as a sexual minority also perpetuate this stigma. This can be seem even more so in partnerships. This form of discrimination is known as binegativity, or the view of bisexual people as a lesser value, more likely to be bad partners, and several other negative opinions. The purpose of this study was to understand how binegativity of both current partners predicts relationship satisfaction. Further, the differences between previous partners' sexual orientations are assessed for differences in levels of binegativity.
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Pohorence, Emily, "Bisexuals' Partnerships: The Link Between Binegativity and Relationship Satisfaction" (2017). Undergraduate Research Posters 2017. 6.