In a united stand against bullying and in support of all LGBTQ youth, leading bisexual advocacy organizations have “gone purple” for Spirit Day.
Bisexual Organizing Project
Despite comprising a large portion of the LGBT community as a whole, bisexual people face disproportionately high rates of physical and mental illness, and are more likely to experience sexual and intimate partner violence than gay, lesbian, or non-LGBT people. In partnership with leading bi advocacy groups, GLAAD is shaping the cultural narrative in order to accelerate acceptance for the bi+ community.
Today, bisexual organizations across the country are joining millions of people to go purple for Spirit Day to take a stand against bullying and show support for LGBT youth.
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Though GLAAD reported on the role of bi community leaders on the historic day, bi advocates noted that most coverage from other outlets, including the Washington Post and the LA Times, referred to the executive order as an act for gay and transgender Americans, which is great, but unfortunately failed to recognize the "b" folks as well.
It's among the largest meetings for bi community advocates and the only national conference dedicated solely to people with fluid identities.