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National groups kick off #BiWeek to celebrate bisexuality+ visibility
2021-09-16

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Sept. 16 marks the start of #BiWeek, an annual digital campaign to accelerate acceptance for the bisexual+ (bi, pansexual, fluid, queer, unlabeled, etc.) community, according to a joint press release from the organizations The Bisexual Resource Center (BRC), GLAAD and Still Bisexual.

During Sept. 16-23, the BRC, GLAAD and Still Bisexual are recognizing the bisexual+ community for Bisexual+ Awareness Week, culminating in Celebrate Bisexuality+ Day on Sept. 23.

"Bisexual+ people represent the majority of the LGBTQ community, yet we remain underrepresented in entertainment media and often misunderstood as a result," said bisexual advocate and GLAAD Director of Entertainment Research & Analysis Megan Townsend. "As the bi+ community continues to grow, we're proud to celebrate #BiWeek alongside our partners at The Bisexual Resource Center and #StillBisexual—uplifting our community and shining a spotlight on outstanding stories reflecting the full diversity of all bi+ people."

Ahead of #BiWeek, the BRC launched two new resources called "Bisexuality+ and Christianity" and "Bi+ Intersections: Transgender and/or Nonbinary Folks in the Bi+ Community," drawing attention to some of the intersections of bi+ experiences and identities. The BRC will be hosting two #AskABisexual Instagram takeovers to mark #BiWeek, in addition to other events and social media activities planned. On Sept. 23, the BRC will host a virtual party to mark Celebrate Bisexuality+ Day; see "Celebrate Bisexuality+ Day (Virtual)" on Facebook.

In addition, GLAAD will be partnering with BRC and Rotten Tomatoes to present a special discussion live on Twitter Spaces, #BiWeek: Manifesting What's Next in TV & Film, to mark Celebrate Bisexuality Day on Thursday, Sept. 23, 7-8 p.m. CT.

Still Bisexual is celebrating Bi Visibility Day virtually with its workshop "Embracing and Exploring the Bi+ Identity." Attendees will receive Bi Pride party packages to celebrate at home. Still Bisexual will also once again partner with the City of West Hollywood to create several panels on the bi+ identity and memes that will celebrate bisexual icons throughout history.

People can join in the #BiWeek celebration by joining the conversation on social media, using #BiWeek. Visit glaad.org/biweek for more ways to take action.

The resource "Bisexuality+ and Christianity" is at biresource.org/bi-info/bisexuality-and-christianity/. "Bi+ Intersections: Transgender and/or Nonbinary Folks in the Bi+ Community" is at biresource.org/bi-info/trans-folks-in-the-bi-community/.


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