Journal of Bisexuality Announces SSSS 2011 Award Winner as New Editor
July 21st, 2011
New Editor-Elect: James Weinrich, PhD
The Journal of Bisexuality announces James Weinrich, PhD as the new Editor. Dr. Weinrich was recently awarded the Outstanding Contributions to Sexual Science Award at the 2011 Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality(SSSS) Annual Western Region Awards Luncheon.
Dr. Weinrich has served as an Editorial Board member for The Journal of Sex Research and Journal of Homosexuality. He is also a past recipient of the SSSS Hugo Beigel Award for the best paper published in The Journal of Sex Research (with coauthor Richard Pillard).
Having received his doctorate from Harvard, Dr. Weinrich completed a postdoctoral training fellowship at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, where he worked for the late pioneering sexologist John Money. At the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), he ran a NIMH-funded grant on AIDS and the brain. This project became the HIV Neurobehavioral Research Center (HNRC) with Dr. Weinrich serving as the principal investigator of the Sexology Project.
About The Journal of Bisexuality
The Journal of Bisexuality publishes both professional articles and serious essays on bisexuality and its meaning for the individual, the community, and society.
Sponsored by the American Institute of Bisexuality (AIB), the journal covers a wide range of cutting-edge topics on bisexuality including:
- New bisexual research
- Bisexual issues in therapy
- Differences from the heterosexual, lesbian and gay communities
- Growth of bisexual movement
- Bisexuality and the media
- Bisexual history
- Different bisexual lifestyles
Manuscripts should be submitted to the Editor:
The Editor is particularly interested in the following special topics for upcoming special issues:
- Bisexuality & Health
- Bisexuality & Family
- Race, Ethnicity, & Bisexuality
- The Future of Bisexuality
- History of Bisexuality
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American Institute of Bisexuality Launches Message of Hope on International Human Rights Day
December 10, 2010
The recent suicides of several gay teens have drawn national attention to the issue of harassment and bullying of LGBTQ youth.
In September 2010, syndicated columnist and author Dan Savage and his partner created a YouTube video to address the issues and inspire hope for teens who are experiencing isolation, fear, and harassment in schools. This has become a world-wide effort, the "It Gets Better Project."
As we commemorate International Human Rights Day, the American Institute of Bisexuality is launching a message of hope for bisexual teens who suffer bullying and harassment along with their gay,lesbian, and transgender peers.
AIB Presents Research At International Conference
August 26, 2010
BiReCon took place on August 26th, 2010 in London. The day-long conference brought together research on bisexuality and took place immediately preceding the BiCon Conference in the UK, which enables attendees to have the option of going to both.
The BiReCon began as a national conference in 2008. Following the success of the first national United Kingdom BiReCon event, the UK organizers made the conference an international event for the first time this year, inviting contributions for the first international BiReCon from international researchers, academics, charities, and other relevant groups.
This year, several American presenters were invited, including John Sylla from AIB, who reviewed some of the important research that AIB is currently supporting and other work that is on the horizon in the near future. A portion of this presentation is captured on video:
The American Institute of Bisexuality Honored by Division 44 of the American Psychological Association
August 20, 2010
The American Institute of Bisexuality was honored with the Presidential Citation at the 10th Annual Fundraising Dinner of Division 44 of the American Psychological Association (APA) in San Diego, California. The event was held on August 14, 2010 during the APA Convention.
Division 44 was founded as the Society for the Psychological Study of Lesbian and Gay Issues in 1985 by a group of pioneering psychologists and their allies. With over 1500 members, Division 44 represents all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and eleven foreign countries on every inhabited continent.
The Society for the Psychological Study of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Issues (Division 44) welcomes all those interested in psychological research, education and training, practice, and advocacy on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues and respects diversity. They support and mentor students and work collaboratively with others.
The annual APA Convention Division 44 highlights include the annual Presidential Address, and the Awards Ceremony. AIB was honored for supporting student scholarships and research. The award was presented by the Bonnie Strickland, PhD, President, and accepted by Dr. Regina Reinhardt on behalf of AIB.
AIB Rep Appears On Dr. Phil Show
October 3rd, 2009
Penn, a writer and social worker, was invited to attend and comment from the front row after the show's producer had consulted with GLAAD in order to find a spokesperson.
Cindi Creager, Director of National News with GLAAD, placed Penn on the show and provided invaluable assistance and support for her
The episode, entitled, "Relationship Surprises," features guests who have struggled with or had shifts in their sexual orientation, including Headline News Anchor Jane Velez-Mitchell. Also featured are a lesbian mother who finds herself attracted to men since giving birth, and a straight mother calls in wondering about her teenage daughter's bisexuality.
Dr. Phil asked Penn for comments during taping.
The program is distributed by CBS. The episode airs Thursday, October 8th.
About The Show:
Relationship Surprises - Thursday - October 8, 2009
You may think you know your loved ones, but could they be hiding a secret that would shock you? Jane Velez-Mitchell, host of HLN's Issues with Jane and author of the new book, iWant: My Journey from Addiction and Overconsumption to a Simpler, Honest Life, opens up about her struggles with alcoholism and sexual identity. Learn how she came to terms with being a lesbian, how she revealed her sexuality on a radio show and how it affects her loved ones.
And, Barbara, 39, knew she was gay at the age of 13, but ever since having a child via in vitro fertilization, she finds herself having doubts. What is behind her shift in sexuality? And, a mother of a teen claiming to be bisexual wants to know if it's just a phase. Is she harming her daughter by not supporting her sexual identity?
Visit The Dr. Phil Website for a recap and more information on this show.
Visit the GLAAD Blog at OutGayLife.com to read their take on the show.
AIB Attends AASECT Conference
June 30th, 2008
For the second year, AIB participated for the second time, in the Annual Conference of The American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT). The 2008 conference was held in New Orleans.
AASECT is a not-for-profit, interdisciplinary professional organization. In addition to sexuality educators, sex counselors and sex therapists, AASECT members include physicians, nurses, social workers, psychologists, allied health professionals, clergy members, lawyers, sociologists, marriage and family counselors and therapists, family planning specialists and researchers, as well as students in relevant professional disciplines.
The AIB table in the exhibit was popular this year. AASECT members share an interest in promoting understanding of human sexuality and healthy sexual behavior, and were interested in the Journal of Bisexuality. Many attendees signed up to receive issues of the journal and explored the option of submitting material with Editor Jonathan Alexander and Managing Editor Regina Reinhardt.
The American Institute of Bisexuality Applauds The California Supreme Court Decision on Marriage
May 15, 2008
The American Institute of Bisexuality Applauds today's California Supreme Court ruling that the state may no longer exclude same-sex couples from civil marriage. AIB also congratulates and thanks lead counsel NCLR, Lambda Legal, the ACLU and Equality California who have been fighting for this victory for four years on behalf of all of us.
AIB Director Denise Penn stated: "Some say that The California Supreme Court just ruled favor of "gay marriage,"but it is so much more than that: They have affirmed the right that each of has the freedom to marry the person we love, regardless of their race, their religion, their social class or the gender of the person they choose to spend their life with. Many who wish to enter into a same -sex marriage do not identify as 'gay' and will benefit from this decision."
"The California Supreme Court decision protects more than gay marriage," added AIB Director, Brad Kane. "It also protects the rights of lesbians and bisexuals. The court applied strict scrutiny to sexual orientation and bisexuality is a recognized sexual orientation. This decision goes well beyond marriage. It will affect state adoption rights, benefits, child custody, hospital visitation, personal injury damages, state taxes, all sorts of family rights."
"It is a victory for fairness and justice and equality, and it is important to acknowledge that all of us benefit from this decision.Today, we are proud to be Americans and proud to be living in the great state of California, leading the way to greater freedom, opportunity and prosperity for the rest of the country," concludes Penn.
The American Institute Of Bisexuality is a 501c3 public charity that supports and sponsors projects likely to promote understanding and visibility about bisexuality through education, research, training and media outreach. The American Institute Of Bisexuality raises awareness about the diversity of sexual orientation. AIB is dedicated to the support of the bisexual community and the education of the public at large about the bisexual community.