Press Release

BHAM Logo 2018For immediate release:
February 20, 2018

Contact:
Laura DelloStritto
bham@biresource.org
Bisexual Resource Center             
P.O. Box 170796              
Boston, MA 02117               
617-424-9595

 

BISEXUAL RESOURCE CENTER CELEBRATES 5th ANNUAL BISEXUAL HEALTH AWARENESS MONTH IN MARCH

Fifth year of social media campaign to improve health of bi+ community will reflect on past progress and identify actions to shape the future

Boston, MA – The Bisexual Resource Center (BRC) will celebrate its 5th annual Bisexual Health Awareness Month (BHAM) with the launch of a social media campaign beginning March 1st, 2018. BHAM aims to both motivate the bisexual community to make changes to improve their health and also inspire friends of the bi+ community to play an active role in improving the health of their bisexual friends, family, and community members. This year, the campaign “BHAM’s 5-Year Bi-ography” will reflect on progress of the recent past and highlight actions needed for more substantial change in the future.

Throughout the month of March, the BRC will partner with various LGBTQ+ organizations to feature research, resources, and action, including the BiCast, BiNetUSA, Bisexual Research Collaborative on Health, DOVE, Inc., Family Values @ Work, Fenway Health, GLAAD, GLSEN, the Lesbians of Color Symposium Collective, the LGBT Health Resource Center of Chase Brexton Health Care, the Los Angeles Bi Task Force, and PAVES.

The campaign will run on the BRC’s Twitter @BRC_Central (using #BiHealthMonth and #BHAM18), Facebook, Tumblr, blog, and campaign website. The BRC invites individuals and organizations to participate in the campaign online and within their own communities.

  • March 5-9: Research: what progress has the bi+ community seen in the recent past?
  • March 12-16: Reflections: what has changed in the recent past? How can we achieve a brighter future for the bi+ community?
  • March 19-23: Resources: what tools exist to empower you to improve your health or the health of the bi+ community?
  • March 26-30: Action: what changes can you make to improve your own health or the health of the bi+ community?

“As more and more people, both in the straight and lesbian/gay communities, start to learn about the great disparities faced by members of the bi+ communities, the movement inches forward,” said BRC president Kate Estrop. “Year five is a good time to look back and reflect. However, we cannot assess our growth without also acknowledging how much work still needs to be done, especially for our bi+ communities of color, trans and nonbinary communities, and disabled communities. We hope you will join us in this continuing effort for all, not just some.”

For more information, please visit the BHAM campaign website: www.bihealthmonth.org.

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The Bisexual Resource Center (BRC) has been advocating for bisexual visibility and raising awareness about the needs of bisexual people throughout the LGBTQIA and straight communities since 1985. The BRC envisions a world where love is celebrated, regardless of sexual orientation or gender expression. Visit www.biresource.org for more information.

BHAM Social Media Toolkit

Follow the Bisexual Resource Center on their various social media outlets to stay connected with BHAM campaign updates:

@BRC_Central
facebook.com/biresource
biresource.org/blog
bihealthmonth.org
biresourcecenter.tumblr.com

Join the conversation! Use the following sample Tweets/posts to begin engaging in the campaign:

  • Did you know March is Bisexual Health Awareness Month? Follow @BRC_Central for updates. #BiHealthMonth
  • The 5th year of #BiHealthMonth is focused on reflecting on the past and shaping the future. @BRC_Central will provide research, reflections, resources & action steps during March!
  • Celebrate the 5th annual #BiHealthMonth by engaging with @BRC_Central this March!

After March 1st:

  • #BiHealthMonth is here! Follow the campaign at @BRC_Central.
  • I’m celebrating #BiHealthMonth by following @BRC_Central’s campaign reflecting on the past and shaping the future!
  • We’re celebrating #BiHealthMonth by following @BRC_Central’s campaign reflecting on the past and shaping the future!
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