Anti-Bisexual Experiences Scale (ABES)

1.    People have acted as if bisexuality is “just a phase” I am going through
2.    People have acted as if my bisexuality means that I cannot be loyal in relationships
3.    Because I am bisexual‚ people have treated me as a “fence sitter” or “wishy-washy”
4.    People have not wanted to be my friend because I identify as bisexual
5.    People have acted as if my bisexuality is only a sexual curiosity‚ not a stable sexual orientation
6.    Others have acted uncomfortable around me because of my bisexuality
7.    People have tried to discredit my bisexuality
8.    People have assumed that I will cheat in a relationship because I am bisexual
9.    People have not taken my sexual orientation seriously‚ because I am bisexual
10.I have been alienated because I am bisexual
11.People have treated me as if I am likely to have an STD/HIV because I identify as bisexual
12.People have addressed my bisexuality as if it means that I am simply confused about my sexual orientation
13.People have treated me as if I am obsessed with sex because I am bisexual
14.People have denied that I am really bisexual when I tell them about my sexual orientation
15.Others have pressured me to fit into a binary system of sexual orientation (i.e.‚ either gay or straight)
16.People have stereotyped me as ha‎ving many sexual partners without emotional commitments
17.Others have treated me negatively because I am bisexual
18.When my relationships haven’t fit people’s opinions about whether I am really heterosexual or lesbian/gay‚ they have discounted my relationships as “experimentation”
19.People have said that I am “over-sexed” because of my bisexual identity
20.People have said that my bisexuality is a temporary or transient sexual orientation
21.I have been excluded from social networks because I am bisexual
22.When I have disclosed my sexual orientation to others‚ they have continued to assume that I am really heterosexual or gay/lesbian
23.People have treated me as if I am incapable of ha‎ving healthy romantic relationships because I am bisexual
 
For heterosexual: Sexual Orientation Instability (0.94)‚ Sexual Irresponsibility (0.90)‚ Interpersonal Hostility (0.88) and total (0.95)
For lesbian/gay: Sexual Orientation Instability (0.95)‚ Sexual Irresponsibility (0.91)‚ Interpersonal Hostility (0.88) and total (0.95)
 
Please answer each question TWICE‚ once to report how often you have had each experience with lesbian/gay people and again to report how often you have had the experience with heterosexual people.
Check 1st bubble = If this has NEVER happened to you
Check 2nd bubble = If this has happened to you ONCE IN A WHILE (less than 10% of the time)
Check 3rd bubble = If this has happened to you SOMETIMES (10%-25% of the time)
Check 4th bubble = If this has happened to you A LOT (26%-49% of the time)
Check 5th bubble = If this has happened to you MOST OF THE TIME (50%-70% of the time)
Check 6th bubble = If this has happened to you ALMOST ALL OF THE TIME (more than 70% of the time)
 
This instrument can be found at: http://etd.fcla.edu/UF/UFE0022157/brewster_m.pdf
 

Brewster. Melanie E.‚ 2008. Perceived Anti-Bisexual Prejudice Experiences of Bisexual Individuals Scale Development and Evaluation. University of Florida. ma‎ster’s ( M.S.) dissertation.

Brewster. Melanie E; Moradi‚ Bonnie.‚ 2010. Perceived Anti-Bisexual Prejudice Experiences of Bisexual Individuals Scale Development and Evaluation Journal of Counseling Psychology‚ 57(4)‚ 451-468.