Bisexual Resource Center launches 5th annual #BiHealthMonth

Today marks the launch of the Bisexual Resource Center (BRC)'s 5th annual Bisexual Health Awareness Month (#BiHealthMonth). The social media campaign, according to BRC, serves "to both motivate the bisexual+ community to make changes to improve their health and also inspire friends of the bi+ community to play an active role in improving the health of their bisexual friends, family, and community members." This year, the campaign's “5-Year Bi-ography” theme will reflect on progress of the recent past and highlight actions needed for more substantial change in the future. The Bisexual Resource Center (BRC) has been advocating for bisexual visibility and raising awareness about the needs of bisexual people throughout the LGBTQIA and straight communities since 1985. The BRC envisions a world where love is celebrated, regardless of sexual orientation or gender expression.

Throughout the month of March, the BRC will partner with various LGBTQ+ organizations to feature research, resources, and action, including GLAAD, the BiCast, BiNetUSA, Bisexual Research Collaborative on Health, DOVE, Inc., Family Values @ Work, Fenway Health, GLSEN, the Lesbians of Color Symposium Collective, the LGBT Health Resource Center of Chase Brexton Health Care, the Los Angeles Bi Task Force, and PAVES. GLAAD is proud to partner once again with the BRC.

You can participate in Bisexual Health Awareness Month by following BRC on Twitter at @BRC_Central and by using #BiHealthMonth and #BHAM18 on social media. 

“As more and more people, both in the straight and lesbian/gay communities, start to learn about the great disparities faced by members of the bi+ communities, the movement inches forward,” said BRC president Kate Estrop. “Year five is a good time to look back and reflect. However, we cannot assess our growth without also acknowledging how much work still needs to be done, especially for our bi+ communities of color, trans and nonbinary communities, and disabled communities. We hope you will join us in this continuing effort for all, not just some.”

The bisexual+ community (bi, pansexual, queer, fluid, etc.) faces exceptionally higher rates of poor physical and mental health than their gay and straight peers, as well as exclusion from accessing resources. Bisexual Health Awareness Month is an opportunity to highlight these experiences in order to accelerate acceptance and well-being for all bisexual+ people, who make up the majority of the LGBTQ community.


Check out the #BiHealthMonth campaign website for a social media toolkit, local events, and more about how to celebrate the campaign and its weekly themes:

  • March 5-9: Research: what progress has the bi+ community seen in the recent past?
  • March 12-16: Reflections: what has changed in the recent past? How can we achieve a brighter future for the bi+ community?
  • March 19-23: Resources: what tools exist to empower you to improve your health or the health of the bi+ community?
  • March 26-30: Action: what changes can you make to improve your own health or the health of the bi+ community?