It’s Bi Visibility Day on Tuesday and all week we (and a host of other bi organisations) will be championing different aspects of our community and bi experience. In the UK there is a modern thread of some 33 years of bi organising since the launch of the London Bisexual Group in September 1981.
The Bisexual History Project runs the @bisexualhistory twitter account which gives a daily snippet of bi life from years gone by: whether ‘bi community’ or in the public eye, long gone or recent history.
They are always looking for extra dates to add to their calendar so if you have any bi history to add to the mix, drop them a line.
All their twitter dates are cross-posted to the facebook page too.
Get in touch via Facebook or Twitter to get involved or add your dates.
This Tuesday is Bi Visibility Day and the celebrations kick off early this year – with Bristol bis on Saturday.
Good Bi Summer Fun is at the Phoenix, 1 Wellington Buildings, Champion Square, Bristol
Sat 20th – from 12:00 noon
The organisers say:
BiVisible and LGBT Health Forum Bristol bring you a fantastic fun-filled event to promote awareness of the upcoming Bi Visibility Day (September 23rd) as well as the sorts of issues faced by our community.
Come along for:
- Silly photobooth
- Art workshop
- Video presentation on research about the experiences of Bi women
- Resource information about the Bi Community and other LGBT forums
- Meet members of Bivisible Bristol, support group for Bi’s in Bristol
- Hot food available with free salad
Come along, be visible and bring your friends and colleagues! It’s FREE!
Facebook event here.
Bi Visibility Day will be given a massive splash on Twitter this year as a “Thunderclap” tweet for the date has reached its target number of participants more than twice over.
An initiative of the september23.bi.org website, it is a co-ordinated tweet with now over 200 Twitter users joining in to all post the same message at the same time on the morning of Monday 23rd September.
Join in here.
A White House website petition calling on President Obama to proclaim observance of Bi Visibility Day has just launched – but needs to reach 100,000 signatures to ensure a formal response from the White House. With four weeks to go, can we find 100,000 bisexuals and allies to sign their names?
The petition reads:
Recognize International Celebrate Bisexuality Day.
Every year since 1999, bisexuals and our supporters have celebrated our unique ability to love someone no matter their gender on September twenty-third. Some people refer to this day as “International Celebrate Bisexuality Day” and others refer to it as “Bi Visibility Day”. We face the unique problem of invisibility- when we are in same-sex relationships people assume we are gay, and when we are in opposite-sex relationships it is assumed that we are straight. In fact, many people assert that we do not exist at all. [Source: http://www.upmc.com/media/NewsReleases/2013/Pages/gender-racial-sexuality-differences-exist-in-attitudes-toward-bisexuality.aspx] Mr. President, can you help us by proclaiming the observance of International Celebrate Bisexuality Day in the United States?
You can add your name here.
Bristol’s ShoutOut LGBT Awards last year had to drop their bi category due to a lack of nominations
This week’s ShoutOut radio show – the LGBT programme for Bristol, Glastonbury and surrounding areas – put Bi Visibility Day into focus.
Nick and Jo from BiVisible Bristol talked about their group’s plans for a community event for this year’s Bi Visibility Day, with help from the local LGBT Forum and host venue the Phoenix. They also talk about the group’s work and bi life.
Hear more here.