More than 1,500 New Yorkers gathered today in Manhattan to mourn the death of a 32 year-old gay man, who was shot down on Friday just blocks away from the historic Stonewall Inn in an apparent act of anti-gay bias.
Happy Celebrate Bisexuality Day!
Celebrate Bisexuality Day is observed every year on September 23rd by bisexual people and allies. It was started in 1999 by three bisexual rights activists, former BiNet USA president Wendy Curry, Michael Page and Gigi Raven Wilbur. Today is a day to recognize and celebrate bisexual people, culture, community and history.
As noted on the Task Force’s OutSpoken Blog last year, the first annual Celebrate Bisexuality Day had its inauguration at the International Lesbian, Gay Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (ILGA) World Conference in Johannesburg, South Africa. There, IGLA issued a proclamation:
"On International Celebrate Bisexuality Day, ILGA calls on people, researchers, organizations, services and governments to apply the same respect, recognition and rights to bisexual peoples as they do to any other group of people in society. Around the world today, September 23rd, from the cities of North America to those in Australia, from Japan to Europe and here in Johannesburg, South Africa, bisexual people, their partners, families, friends and their lesbian, transgender, gay and straight allies, are joined in solidarity for the 1st international Celebrate Bisexuality Day.”
Join GLAAD as we dedicate a day of posts to highlight bisexual visibility in honor of all bisexual people and allies past, present and future.