EP256 - Is It True That All Women are a Little Bisexual? with Dr. Mimi Hoang

11.16.2021 - By Sexology

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Welcome to episode 256 of the Sexology Podcast! Today I am delighted to welcome Dr. Mimi Hoang (she/her) to the podcast. In this episode, we discuss the common misconceptions around bisexual people, the pressures bisexual people face when getting into a same-sex relationship and looking at the ways in which Dr. Mimi has helped uplift the bisexual community.    Dr. Mimi Hoang (she/her) is an internationally-recognized psychologist, educator, author, and grassroots activist specializing in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and asexual (LGBTQ+) and Asian Pacific Islander (API) communities. Since the 1990s, she has co-founded three organizations in Los Angeles for bisexual, pansexual, fluid, and other nonmonosexual (AKA "bi+") individuals, authored multiple publications, and earned a seat at the landmark 2013 White House Bisexual Community Roundtable.      Dr. Mimi's steadfast leadership has earned her multiple awards, a feature in Jan Dee Gordon's LGBTQ of Steel photography book, and being named “One of the Most Significant Women in the Bisexual Movement.” She currently works as a Staff Psychologist at Loyola Marymount University (LMU), Clinical Supervisor of the LGBTQIA+ Affirmative Therapy Center at Airport Marina Counseling Services, and is the creator of the "Bi on Life" self-empowerment series and Bi+ Women's Space, a virtual support group for bi+ women in Los Angeles.     In this episode, you will hear:     How Dr. Mimi became interested in this line of work   The ways in which Dr. Mimi has helped uplift the bi community   Overcoming the mental health challenges around coming out as bi-sexual   How many people try to invalidate bisexuality as a pathway to becoming gay or lesbian   How the percentage of people in the US identifying as LGBTQ+ has doubled since 2012  Looking at the common misconceptions around bisexual people   Why it’s important to understand that bisexuality is not experimentation  The pressures bisexual people face when getting into a same sex relationship  Recommendations for communities and support groups for bisexual people     Find Dr. Mimi Hoang Online  https://www.drmimihoang.com     Sex Quiz for Women https://oasis2care.com/sexquiz/   Podcast Produced by Pete Bailey - http://petebailey.net/audio

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