Bisexual people are more anxious than gay and straight ones

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 23: Actress Amber Heard speaks at the 2nd Annual Pride & Prejudice Summit at 10 on The Park on March 23, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

According to the new research from the ONS , bi men and women feel less satisfied with their lives and feel less valuable than those who identify as straight or gay\lesbian. The research marks the first time the ONS has measured personal wellbeing by sexual identity. It was found that nearly one-third of bisexual people have “high” anxiety, compared to less than one-fifth of straight people. Less than a quarter of gay and lesbian people said they have the highest level of anxiety. As for the level of general wellbeing, straight people have the highest one. But the researchers explain it with that fact that straight people don’t face abuse or discrimination because of their sexuality. The report adds: “It must also be recognised that these estimates do not account for other potential factors which may influence well-being ratings. The release Sexual Identity, UK: 2015 showed that you are more likely to report identifying as lesbian, gay or bisexual if you live in London and previous research has shown that personal well-being is generally lower in London.”


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