Posted October 09, 2018 05:04:24 It’s the year 2020, and the year the world celebrates LGBTI rights and the right to marry.
It’s a time when it’s easier to say you’re bisexual than it is to admit you’re transgender, but there’s still a lot we don’t know about the sexuality of people who aren’t straight.
And a lot of people don’t really know what it means to be queer, either.
A new study conducted by a team of researchers at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, explores this issue in detail.
The researchers analyzed data from a nationally representative survey of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, two-spirit, and queer-identified adults in the United States.
This data was collected in 2017 and 2018, and was collected through a voluntary questionnaire.
Researchers were able to examine the responses of people of all ages and ethnicities to the questions about their sexual orientation and gender identity.
The survey asked participants to rate the quality of their sexual experience, as well as how they feel about their partner’s sexual orientation.
They also asked participants if they experienced any distress when having sex with a person of the opposite sex, and if they had ever experienced a partner’s gender identity or orientation being questioned.
The study also found that the vast majority of respondents identified as heterosexual, but this is not necessarily the case.
Some people said they were bisexual, while others said they identified as queer or pansexual, or were genderqueer.
Many people identified as transgender, while some didn’t.
The research team was able to determine that, on average, people who identify as straight identify as gay, while those who identify with the opposite orientation identify as lesbian, bisexual or transgender.
However, they also found some differences in the types of people that identify as bisexual, pansexual or queer.
The most common types of queer individuals are those who have multiple sexual orientations, like being a lesbian or bisexual, and those who are genderqueers.
People who identify only as lesbian and/or bisexual are more likely to report experiencing sexual distress, and they are more frequently found to be distressed about their gender identity than those who report only as queer.
People are also more likely than those with more specific sexual orientators to identify as transgender or panrelgan, as opposed to being queer or trans.
They are more often identified as cisgender, and more often are found to have experienced sexual distress.
People identifying as pansexual are more than three times more likely as being queer, and as trans, and people who self-identify as genderqueering are nearly three times as likely as those who self identify as queer to experience sexual distress at any point in their lives.
These findings suggest that people who are gay or lesbian and identify as trans or queer experience greater distress than those of the other two types.
While the research team is careful to note that these findings are correlational and that this is a generalizable result, it does indicate that sexual orientation is a spectrum.
The authors concluded that these results suggest that individuals who identify in the same way as straight people do not necessarily identify as being exclusively gay, lesbian, or bisexual.
They do, however, indicate that this may change in the future.
“It is important to note the fact that individuals with a sexual orientation that is atypical or nonconforming are not necessarily in the category of a ‘gay or lesbian,’ ‘transsexual,’ or ‘genderqueer’ person,” the authors wrote.
“Therefore, while there is a significant amount of research on people who may identify in this way, these are not the same as the experience of the typical, straight, gay or bisexual person.”
The study, “Bisexuality and sexual orientation: A systematic review and meta-analysis of literature,” is published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine.
The article was written by Lauren Pappas, Lauren R. Lipp, Jessica P. Biernacki, and Sarah R. Knepper.