GLAAD celebrates third annual #BiWeek

GLAAD has joined with BiNet USA, America’s oldest advocacy organization for bi+ (bisexual, pansexual, fluid, queer-identified, and unlabeled) people, for our third annual Bisexual Awareness Week. #BiWeek begins on September 19, ends on September 26, and September 23rd is the 18th official "Celebrate Bisexuality Day." GLAAD and BiNet USA began #BiWeek in 2014 to draw attention to the issues faced by the bi+ community, including erasure and visibility.

#BiWeek will include a community events on Capitol Hill and around Washington D.C., including a panel on the importance of story telling, featuring GLAAD's Senior Programs Strategist Alexandra Bolles, and other leading bi+ advocates from around the country.

GLAAD will also be hosting a panel discussion at its NYC office, Tuesday, September 20th at 6:30 p.m. on the importance of fair and accurate bi+ representation in the media, moderated by Mathew Rodriguez of Mic. This event is open to the public, and more information, as well as the RSVP page, can be found here.

Additionally, GLAAD will be releasing a video highlighting bi+ stories from the U.S. South and other sharable content bringing attention the diverse needs and experiences of the bi+ community. 

This year, for the first time, GLAAD's resources on #BiWeek and bisexuality are available in Spanish.

GLAAD has also shared In Focus: Reporting on the Bisexual Community, which is a publication that can help to equip journalists and media outlets to more accurately and effectively report on bi+ people and the issues that they may face.

Those looking to get involved can participate in #BiWeek by showing support on social media using #BiWeek, and learning more about the celebration, as well as other ways to take action. GLAAD also offers numerous resources on bisexuality as part of the organization's year-round commitment to accelerating bisexual acceptance.