- Category: LGBT Issues
- Published on Monday, 18 June 2012 13:55
- Written by Lara Landis
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No one has studied Asexuals to find out if they drink more or less heavily than members of other sexual minorities. Gays and Lesbians have a slightly higher rate of alcoholism than the rest of the population does, especially among LGBT youth. A new study shows that Bisexuals are most likely to engage in binge drinking, particularly in their early twenties.
The college years are often associated with binge drinking, but the study, which was published by the University of Missouri, shows a heavier drug and alcohol usage rate among Bisexuals, people experimenting with their sexuality, or whose sexuality is fluid than the usage rate among Gays, Lesbians and Heterosexuals.
Bisexuals are often looked at with suspicion by many Gays, Lesbians, and Heterosexuals as being “greedy” or “needing to pick a side”. The struggle for Bisexual rights continues, while Transgender rights may be forgotten. Asexuals are still fighting for the removal of HSDD from the DSM.
Other studies have shown that the higher rate of alcoholism is linked to the higher rate of depression among members of gender and sexual minorities. Bisexuals are likely to face discrimination from both the Straight and Gay communities.