Celebrate Bisexuality - #BiWeek 2014

From September 21-27, 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.

Bisexual Awareness Week exists to help draw attention to the public policy concerns of bisexual people while also celebrating the resiliency of bisexual culture and community.

Throughout #BiWeek, allies and bi people learn about the history, culture, community and current policy priorities of bi communities. 

On September 23, GLAAD, BiNet USA, and other bisexual advocacy organizations invite you to participate in the 15th annual Celebrate Bisexuality Day, an event promoting bi visibility.

Get Involved

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

Recognize #BiWeek with @glaad! Find out how to celebrate bisexuality www.glaad.org/biweek2014

2. Celebrate Bisexuality Day (CBD)
Participate in "My #Bisexuality Looks Like" on Twitter and Instagram by sharing your experiences and showing your pride as a member or ally of the bi community.

3. Attend an event
Events are being updated throughout the week, so check out what #BiWeek events are happening in your area.

4. Coming soon! Watch & share GLAAD's #BiWeek videos
As the week progresses, GLAAD will post videos raising awareness about important issues in the bi community.

5. 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.

To learn more about how bi, trans, and ally communities can get involved every day, visit bisexualweek.com/hashtags.

Resources for Media

GLAAD Media Reference Guide - In Focus: Covering the Bisexual Community

Visit bisexual.com/story-ideas and bisexual.com/reporting-best-practices for more #BiWeek resources.

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/about.

Special Thanks to the National Lesbian & Gay Journalist Assocation
and #BiWeek Co-Partners:

Alliance of Multicultural Bisexuals of Metro DC
Bay Area Bisexual Network
The BiCast
Bi Community News
BiMagazine.com
BiMedia
bisexual-books.tumblr.com
Bisexual Index
Bisexual Organizing Project
Bisexual Resource Center
BiNet USA
BiRequest NYC
Bi Women's Quarterly
Boston Bisexual Women's Network
Center Bi

Center for Culture, Sexuality, and Spirituality
Equality Michigan
GLAAD
The Huffington Post
Human Rights Campaign
Los Angeles Bi Task Force
Movement Advancement Project
National Black Justice Coalition
The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force
Nehirim
Pridelines Youth Services
San Francisco Human Rights Commission
september23.bi.org
Transgender Human Rights Institute
Transgender Violence Tracking Project

 

Recent stories about bisexuality

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I appreciate AYTO because it depicts the process of becoming increasingly comfortable and confident in yourself.

#BiWeek or Not, bi+ people like me need representation

I always knew I was queer, but it took me a long time to realize I was bisexual. Enter Callie Torres, Grey's Anatomy.

What it's like dating while bisexual on a historically conservative campus

Our relationship guaranteed queer visibility but also increased our fear of experiencing open homophobia.

TV shows like 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' and 'Degrassi' teach audiences that "bisexual" isn't a bad word

Having a bisexual character allows writers to represent uniquely bisexual stories, rather than falsely equating all queer experiences.

A Quick #BiWeek Refresher for 20biteen

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