Celebrate Bisexuality Day, aka Bi Pride Day (#BiPrideDay)

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Bisexual Pride Flag
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In response to the prejudice and marginalization in both the straight and LGBT communities, many bisexuals* are made to feel, and/or opt to remain, invisible. 

BOSTON, Mass. —“Bi Pride Day” raises awareness about bisexuality, educates the community about bisexual issues; and encourages bisexual people and their allies to be visible and proud of the bisexual identity. Since 1999, Bi Pride Day (also known as Celebrate Bisexuality Day and/or Bi Visibility Day) has been held yearly on September 23rd.

“Boston celebrates Bi Pride Day every year with a community gathering,” BRC’s president, Ellyn Ruthstrom commented. “What’s great is that it gives people a way to find out about our community in a very celebratory and upbeat atmosphere. Boston is fortunate to have one of the most vibrant and politically active bi communities in the U.S. so we love to get out and show our pride together.”  [pullquote]“Boston is fortunate to have one of the most vibrant and politically active bi communities in the U.S. so we love to get out and show our pride together,” BRC’s president, Ellyn Ruthstrom commented.[/pullquote]

Some ways to recognize Bi Pride Day this coming September 23rd, 2013:

Share with your audience and organization important facts about the bisexual community from BiNet USA 2013 Bisexual Fact Sheet (attached) or share a video and other relevant resources from the Bisexual Resource Center (below).

Have a bisexual blogger contribute a guest blog or article to your publication or organization (see list of available bloggers here.)

Report on one or more of the many events happening across the world on this date. Some of these include:

Boston, MA
The Bisexual Resource Center has a celebration on Friday, September 27, 7 p.m. – 10pm at the Lir Pub this year on Boylston Street. They will be handing out Unsung Hero and Bi Ally awards and filling you in on the exciting bi achievements of 2013. Mayor Menino is also issuing a Bi Pride Day proclamation for the city of Boston. Suggested donation of $5 at the door. More info here.

Los Angeles, CA
The Los Angeles Bi Task Force hosts “The Bi Chill: 2013 Bi Arts Fest and Social” from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 22nd at The Village at Ed Gould Plaza. $10.00 recommended donation. More info here.

St. Paul, MN
Monday 23rd September 7 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. The Bisexual Organizing Project celebrates our annual Bi Day event with free pizza and soft drinks! Special this year is the Community Recognition Awards…Come see who gets the shiny plaque this year! More info here.

For more national and international #BiPrideDay events please visit:

http://binetusa.blogspot.com/2013/09/2013-BiPrideDay-Events-Worldwide.html

* We use bisexual as an umbrella term for any who honor their potential to love more than one gender.

As America’s advocacy organization for bisexual, pansexual, fluid, queer-identified and unlabeled people, BiNet USA facilitates the development of a cohesive network of independent bisexual and bi-friendly communities; promotes bisexual, pansexual, and bi-inclusive visibility; and collects and distributes educational information regarding sexual orientation and gender identity with an emphasis on bisexual, pansexual, and allied communities. 

The Bisexual Resource Center (BRC) is the oldest national bi organization in the U.S. that advocates for bisexual visibility and raises awareness about bisexuality throughout the LGBT and straight communities. The Bisexual Resource Center envisions a world where love is celebrated, regardless of sexual orientation or gender expression. 

[From a News Release]