The Story of Us: A study of bi+ people in ‘heterosexual’ relationships

Bi+ Australia are seeking people attracted to more than one gender who are in a relationship with someone of a different gender for a new study.

The organisation have partnered with Thorne Harbour Health, beyondblue, Cores Australia and Curtin & La Trobe Universities to carry out The Story of Us project.

The study aims to explore new research findings that bisexual+ people in relationships with different gender partners experience poorer mental health that others.

“This newly identified phenomenon undermines the commonly held assumption that bisexual people in heterosexual relationships experience a form of ‘heterosexual privilege’ and therefore should experience better mental health than those in same-sex relationships as their experiences of ‘minority stress’ should, theoretically, be less,” the website reads.

“The Story of Us project seeks to explore the experiences of bisexual people currently in ‘heterosexual’ relationships to shed light on what challenges might be being experienced by this group that may be impacting on their mental wellbeing.”

If you would like to participate, you can take the short eligibility survey at

OIP Staff