#BiWeek 2016: Celebrate Bisexuality

From September 19-26, join GLAAD in recognizing the bisexual community for Bisexual Awareness Week, including Celebrate Bisexuality Day on September 23.

Celebrate Bisexual Awareness Week - #BiWeek

Designed by Michael Page, the bisexual pride flag is comprised of three stripes: one pink, one blue, and a purple middle strip.

Co-founded by GLAAD, Bisexual Awareness Week seeks to accelerate acceptance of the bi+ community. #BiWeek draws attention to the public policy concerns, while also celebrating the resiliency of, the bisexual community.

Throughout #BiWeek, allies and bi+ people learn about the history, culture, community and current policy priorities of bi+ communities. You can view this information in Spanish, too.

On September 23, GLAAD, BiNet USA, and other LGBT and bisexual advocacy organizations invite you to participate in the 18th annual Celebrate Bisexuality Day, an event promoting bi+ visibility.

Get Involved

1. Spread the word:
Tweet about #BiWeek to show your support:

2. Attend an event
GLAAD hosted a panel on bisexual representation in the media and its impact on acceptance and equality. Featuring bi+ media experts and advocates with diverse experiences, the event was held at GLAAD in NYC.  GLAAD's "Bi+ Representation in The Media: A #BiWeek Panel Discussion" will be moderated by Mathew Rodriguez (Mic), and will include bi+ media experts Alex Berg, (Producer, HuffPost Video), Eliel Cruz (Executive Director, Faith in America; YouTuber; journalist), Bryan Ellicott (trans* & bi advocate; brought lawsuit against NYC for anti-trans discrimination; BiNet USA board member), Ashley C. Ford (Matter Studios, Authorized, BuzzFeed, ELLE), and Denarii Monroe (Black Girl Dangerous, Everyday Feminism, Ravishly).

You can check out the video of the full panel here.

3. Watch & share GLAAD's #BiWeek videos and graphics
GLAAD's #BiWeek videos raise awareness about important issues in the bi+ community by spotlighting bi+ people telling their stories.

4. Check out GLAAD's blog
GLAAD will be blogging about the bi+ community all week, so check back each day for guest posts and more. Share the posts through your own social media to show the bi+ community you've got their back!

See original photos from the 2015 White House Bisexual Community Policy Briefing and read about GLAAD's experience at the impactful event.

Learn about the bi+ umbrella what see how pansexual celebrities describe their identity.

5. Share GLAAD's bisexual resource guide with your local media

GLAAD's resource guide, created in partnership with BiNet USA, the Bisexual Organizing Project, and the Bisexual Resource Center, equips journalists and media experts to accurately and effectively report on the bisexual community, its experiences, and the important issues bi+ people face. Send the guide to the local media outlets and professionals in your area and ask them to cover #BiWeek. The guide features story ideas, pitfalls to avoid, terms and definitions, and more.



Resources for Media

IN FOCUS: Reporting on the Bisexual Community - A resource for journalists and media professionals

GLAAD Media Reference Guide

About the Bisexual Community

Bisexual people have always been a driving force in the LGBT community and are leaders within local, regional, and national organizations and issue-based campaigns. Every day, bi people work side by side with the larger LGBT community to affect change and equality.

Some people who are attracted to people of any gender self-identify with words such as 'bisexual,' 'pansexual,' 'polysexual,' 'omnisexual,' 'fluid,' 'queer,' or other terminology. 

Find more at glaad.org/bisexual.