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American Institute of Bisexuality

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American Institute of Bisexuality (AIB)

The American Institute of Bisexuality (AIB) is a charity founded on July 23, 1998, by sex researcher, psychiatrist and bisexual rights activist Fritz Klein to promote research and education about bisexuality.[1][2][3]

AIB produces the Journal of Bisexuality, a quarterly academic journal focusing on issues relating to bisexuality. In addition, it runs bi.org, an education and outreach site for the general public, which provides accessible, science-based information on (bi)sexuality and helps create bi visibility by highlighting the lives of both famous and everyday bi people.

AIB maintains a division known as the Bi Foundation that conducts outreach, community building, and education across the globe. The Institute is a Delaware non-profit corporation qualified for tax purposes as a private foundation under Section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code.

AIB offers grants toward research and programming related to bisexuality.[4][5][6]


In June 2013, the American Institute of Bisexuality and the Bisexual Organizing Project funded the first BiReConUSA, modeled on BiReCon (UK). It was co-chaired by Dr. Lauren Beach and Alex Iantaffi.[7][8]

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  1. ^ Buchanan, Wyatt (1 June 2006). "Dr. Fritz Klein -- bisexual pioneer who created Klein Grid sex scale". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved 12 December 2010.
  2. ^ Joan C. Chrisler; Donald R. McCreary (2010). Handbook of Gender Research in Psychology. Springer. p. 66. ISBN 978-1-4419-1464-4. Retrieved 12 December 2010.
  3. ^ Deborah T. Meem; Michelle Gibson; Jonathan F. Alexander; Michelle A. Gibson (2010). Finding out: an introduction to LGBT studies. SAGE. p. 183. ISBN 978-1-4129-3864-8. Retrieved 12 December 2010.[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ "Grants and Fellowships". Kinsey Institute. Retrieved 12 December 2010.
  5. ^ Jane Fae (2 July 2010). "Large-scale survey to explore bisexuality in the workplace". Pink News. Retrieved 12 December 2010.
  6. ^ Denizet-Lewis, Benoit (20 March 2014). "The Scientific Quest to Prove Bisexuality Exists". The New York Times Magazine. Retrieved 4 October 2014.
  7. ^ Beach, Lauren B. (2013). "Bisexual Organizing Project's BECAUSE Conference Builds Community, Inspires Activism, Changes Lives". National LGBTQ Taskforce. Retrieved 29 December 2019.
  8. ^ Iantaffi, Alex (10 September 2015). "Introduction to Special Section on BiReConUSA 2013: BECAUSE Research Matters". Journal of Bisexuality. 15 (3): 367–368. doi:10.1080/15299716.2015.1069648. S2CID 147281204.

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