Celebrate Bisexuality Day is still three months away, but GLAAD and noted bi community advocates Faith Cheltenham (BiNet USA), Paul Nocera (BiRequest), and Dr. Herukhuti (Center for Culture, Sexuality, and Spirituality) are too jazzed to wait that long.
Yesterday, the three advocates and GLAAD Media Strategist Alexandra Bolles met to discuss all the different ways to engage advocates, allies, LGBT community members, celebrities, and media in celebrating bisexuality.
It's been known by different names over the years—Bi Visibility Day, Bisexual Pride Day, CBD—but Celebrate Bisexuality Day remains dedicated to bringing respect, visibility, awareness, and education around all people who identify as having fluid identities. Since folks often face exclusion from gay, lesbian, and non-LGBT circles, Celebrate Bisexuality Day provides an international space for members of fluid communities to be seen, heard, and celebrated.
This year, marking the 15th annual Celebrate Bisexuality Day, GLAAD is taking its involvement in the day (September 23) to new heights.
The day was established by three advocates in 1999, and has since grown to get the attention of the White House, where officials met with 30 advocates on CBD 2013 to discuss bi equality, and has even been praised by a member of the UK government.
Earlier this year, GLAAD brought attention to the Bisexual Resource Center's Bisexual Health Awareness Month and GLAAD continues to regularly cover stories regarding the bi community.
Stay tuned for updates on the cool ways GLAAD will celebrate bisexuality, and, in the meantime, keep up with bi-related news at glaad.org/issues/bisexuality.