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Wave of `bisexual chic' sweeping American high schools

EXPERIMENTING Encouraged by gender-bending in the media, and by boyfriends unable to believe their luck, teenage girls are buying into `chick-on-chick chic'

THE GUARDIAN , MIAMI, FLORIDA

"They don't want to be associated with that trendiness," he told the Sun-Sentinel.

Many US schools have set up support groups for gay or bisexual students, supporting the theory this is more than a fad.

"Ten or 15 years ago, these sort of groups didn't exist, so that's pro-gress," said Pell. "There have always been bisexuals in high schools, but many girls have been forced to identify as lesbians. People like to categorize so they can frame their own thinking about us."

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