Our favorite moments from #BiWeek 2017

Co-founded by GLAAD and BiNet USA, Bisexual+ Awareness Week seeks to accelerate acceptance of the bi+ (pansexual, fluid, no label, queer, etc.) community. #BiWeek draws attention to the experiences, while also celebrating the resiliency of, the bisexual+ community. From September 17-24 this year, GLAAD highlighted the bisexual+ community for #BiWeek, including Celebrate Bisexuality+ Day on September 23.

Check out our favorite moments of bi+ celebration, visibility, and pride from this #BiWeek.

"Make Wonder Woman Bisexual" petition reached over 5,600 signatures

The petition, created by GLAAD Campus Ambassador Gianna Collier-Pitts, was covered by amNew YorkTeen Vogue, MTVNew York Times, and Huffington Post, among others. In the petition to Warner Brothers, Collier-Pitts states: 

"The majority of the LGBTQ+ community identifies as bisexual or as having attraction to more than one gender, and yet it is the least understood of any identity. We are oversexualized and underrepresented. We are called greedy, dishonest, and confused. We are the least likely to come out and the most likely to suffer from depression and anxiety, on top of experiencing higher rates of sexual/intimate partner violence. We are made to feel invisible and in doing so we begin to see ourselves as invisible. Making Wonder Woman canonically bisexual on the big screen would make her the first openly LGBTQ superhero of any gender from either DC or Marvel's cinematic universes, and would solidify her place as a true role model for women of all ages and identities."

Read about why our own Megan Townsend agrees that Wonder Woman should come out as bisexual. Sign the petition to Warner Brothers here.

Organizations all over the world sent messages of support to the bi+ community in honor of #BiWeek

Groundbreaking out bisexual+ politicians chatted with GLAAD and the Victory Institute on Twitter

We talked with Governor Kate Brown, Representative Mary Gonzalez, and Representative JoCasta Zamarripa. Read the whole chat here

Planned Parenthood teamed up with GLAAD and BiNet USA to create these moving graphics & video

Five bisexual+ people discuss what their identities mean to them and how others perceive bisexuality.

Out bi+ celebrities sent supportive messages to bisexual+ youth

YouTubers produced amazing videos for #BiWeek

These videos highlight the beautiful variety of intersections and experiences within the bi+ community. 

Media outlets celebrated the bisexual+ community

GLAAD profiled bisexual+ celebrities, advocates, historical trailblazers, YouTubers, and more


For #BiWeek, we are highlighting the stories and work of bi+ trailblazers like Lani Ka'ahumanu "As part of a BiPOL visibility action I registered with the DNC in 1984, and had a press conference in front of the convention center to announce I was running for Vice President of the USA. “Tippicanoe and Kaahumanu Too!” We held the first Bisexual Rights Rally on the city provided protest stage. Mondale ended up choosing Geraldine Ferraro. I founded the first feminist bisexual activist group BiPOL with six other bisexuals. We were visible, outspoken and encouraged bisexuals within the lesbian and gay community to come out. Many lesbian and gay people including community leaders came out to me privately as bisexual but never had my back. As a bisexual elder I am sad to say my and the older generation have not changed."

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And finally, testimonies from people around the world impacted by #BiWeek

Share your favorite #BiWeek moments with @GLAAD on social media! Learn more about the bisexual+ community here and read up on what #BiWeek is all about here.