Tuesday, September 20, 2016

BiWeek 2016


Leading bi advocate and author Robyn Ochs defines bisexuality as "the potential to be attracted – romantically and/or sexually – to people of more than one sex and/or gender, not necessarily at the same time, not necessarily in the same way, and not necessarily to the same degree.”

Some people who have the capacity to be attracted to people of any gender choose other words to describe their sexual orientation, such as: bisexual, pansexual, polysexual, omnisexual, fluid, or queer. Some people prefer to avoid any label at all.


#BiWeek 2016: Celebrate Bisexuality

Co-founded by GLAAD, Bisexual Awareness Week seeks to accelerate acceptance of the bi+ community. #BiWeek draws attention to the public policy concerns, while also celebrating the resiliency of, the bisexual community.

Throughout #BiWeek, allies and bi+ people learn about the history, culture, community and current policy priorities of bi+ communities. You can view this information in Spanish, too.

On September 23, GLAAD, BiNet USA, and other LGBT and bisexual advocacy organizations invite you to participate in the 18th annual Celebrate Bisexuality Day, an event promoting bi+ visibility.

1. Spread the word:

Tweet about #BiWeek to show your support:


#BiWeek 2016 is right around the corner. See how you can get involved this year: http://glaad.org/biweek2016
5:36 PM - 7 Sep 2016

2. Attend an event
GLAAD will be hosting a panel on bisexual representation in the media and its impact on acceptance and equality. Featuring bi+ media experts and advocates with diverse experiences, the event is being held at GLAAD in NYC. GLAAD's "Bi+ Representation in The Media: A #BiWeek Panel Discussion" will be moderated by Mathew Rodriguez (Mic), and will include bi+ media experts Alex Berg, (Producer, HuffPost Video), Eliel Cruz (Executive Director, Faith in America; YouTuber; journalist), Bryan Ellicott (trans* & bi advocate; brought lawsuit against NYC for anti-trans discrimination; BiNet USA board member), Ashley C. Ford (Matter Studios, Authorized, BuzzFeed, ELLE), and Denarii Monroe (Black Girl Dangerous, Everyday Feminism, Ravishly).

Be sure to RSVP and get event details here.

3. Watch & share GLAAD's #BiWeek videos and graphics
GLAAD's #BiWeek videos raise awareness about important issues in the bi+ community by spotlighting bi+ people telling their stories.

4. Check out GLAAD's blog
GLAAD will be blogging about the bi+ community all week, so check back each day for guest posts and more. Share the posts through your own social media to show the bi+ community you've got their back!

See original photos from the 2015 White House Bisexual Community Policy Briefing and read about GLAAD's experience at the impactful event.

5. Share GLAAD's bisexual resource guide with your local media

GLAAD's resource guide, created in partnership with BiNet USA, the Bisexual Organizing Project, and the Bisexual Resource Center, equips journalists and media experts to accurately and effectively report on the bisexual community, its experiences, and the important issues bi+ people face. Send the guide to the local media outlets and professionals in your area and ask them to cover #BiWeek. The guide features story ideas, pitfalls to avoid, terms and definitions, and more.

Resources for Media

IN FOCUS: Reporting on the Bisexual Community - A resource for journalists and media professionals

GLAAD Media Reference Guide
About the Bisexual Community

Bisexual people have always been a driving force in the LGBT community and are leaders within local, regional, and national organizations and issue-based campaigns. Every day, bi people work side by side with the larger LGBT community to affect change and equality.

Some people who are attracted to people of any gender self-identify with words such as 'bisexual,' 'pansexual,' 'polysexual,' 'omnisexual,' 'fluid,' 'queer,' or other terminology.

Find more at glaad.org/bisexual.


Jack said...

I suppose I would be in the category "bi" and, at the same time, shun the category. I am attracted to men and women, but differently in each case.

SteveXS said...

Shunning categories is healthy and wise.