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White House to hold roundtable on bisexual issues

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Washington Blade
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August 26, 2013
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The White House is set to hold a closed-door event next month exclusively dedicated to issues facing the bisexual community — an apparent first for the Obama administration.

In an email invitation dated Aug. 16 and obtained this week by the Washington Blade, White House LGBT liaison Gautam Raghavan refers to the event as a “a roundtable discussion on issues of importance to the bisexual community” and says it’ll take place Sept. 23 at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building of the White House.

“Participants and administration officials will discuss a range of topics including health, HIV/AIDS, domestic and intimate partner violence, mental health, and bullying,” Raghavan writes.

The invitation was apparently sent to LGBT supporters of President Obama and explicitly says the meeting is “off the record and closed to members of the press.” A White House official confirmed the event would take place, but didn’t respond to further requests to comment on it.