Press Release

For immediate release:
February 28, 2019

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Graphic by Kate Estrop

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

BISEXUAL RESOURCE CENTER LAUNCHES 6th ANNUAL BISEXUAL+ HEALTH AWARENESS MONTH TO SPOTLIGHT BISEXUAL+ REPRESENTATION

The annual #BiHealthMonth campaign will empower users to improve the bisexual+ community’s well-being by focusing on representation needs and achievements in media, politics and advocacy, healthcare, and education.

Boston, MAThe Bisexual Resource Center (BRC), America’s oldest national bisexual organization,  will celebrate the 6th annual Bisexual Health Awareness Month (#BiHealthMonth) social media campaign throughout March 2019.

Learn more about #BiHealthMonth at https://bihealthmonth.org/

#BiHealthMonth, founded and led annually by the BRC, raises awareness about the bisexual+ (bi, pansexual, fluid, queer, etc.) community’s social, economic, and health disparities; advocates for resources; and inspires actions to improve bi+ people’s well-being. This year’s campaign will center on bisexual+ representation in media, politics and advocacy, healthcare, and education, and its impact on bisexual+ people’s everyday lives. Initially created as a student project, #BiHealthMonth has since been celebrated by outlets like The Advocate, Autostraddle, the Huffington Post, and Teen Vogue;  organizations like BiNet USA, the Bisexual Organizing Project, #StillBisexual, GLAAD, the Human Rights Campaign, and the National LGBTQ Task Force; celebrities like Sara Ramirez; politicians like JoCasta Zamarripa; and many more.

“Bisexual+ representation is better every day, but bisexual+ people continue to face alarmingly high barriers to living happy, healthy lives,” said Belle Haggett Silverman, President of the Bisexual Resource Center. “Whether on stage at the Oscars, in the classroom, in political office, or at the doctor’s office, bisexual+ representation (or lack thereof) impacts our day-to-day well-being and shapes our culture. #BiHealthMonth unites supporters across expertise and identities to celebrate achievements and find solutions that empower our community.”

Throughout the month of March, the BRC will partner with a diverse array of leading organizations; including #StillBisexual; The Ally Coalition; American Psychological Association; the Anti-Violence Project; the BiCast; Bi+ Georgia; BiNet USA; Bisexual Research Collaborative on Health; Bisexual Queer Alliance Chicago; Bi Women Quarterly; Body Politic; Boston Teachers Union; Center for Culture, Sexuality, and Spirituality; Chicago Bi Health Task Force; DOVE Inc.; Family Values @ Work; Fenway Health; Freedom for All Americans; GLAAD; the Harry Potter Alliance; Human Rights Campaign; Lesbians of Color Symposium Collective; Los Angeles Bi Task Force; Movement Advancement Project; the National LGBTQ Task Force; New York Area Bisexual Network; No Homo No Hetero; Our Bodies Ourselves; OutServe-SLDN; PFLAG; PRIDEnet; the Religious Institute; SpeakOUT Boston; the Trevor Project; Victory Institute; and more to feature engaging and informative content, events, research, resources, and actions. The BRC invites individuals, organizations, media outlets, companies, and more to participate all month long.

#BiHealthMonth highlights will include a takeover of BRC’S Instagram (@bisexualresourcecenter) the week of March 18 by actor and director David J. Cork and author and advocate Dr. H. Sharif “Herukhuti” Williams spotlighting Black bisexual+ men’s experiences and their upcoming documentary, “No Homo No Hetero”; BRC’s “Bi+ Mic Night” open mic event at Boston’s Lir Bar on March 7; “Bi+ Georgia: Healthy & Thriving” panel discussion, hosted by Bi+ Georgia at Atlanta’s The Bakery Atlanta on March 17; and more collaborations and on-the-ground events.

To join in #BiHealthMonth, participants can:

  • Share and create content on social media, using #BiHealthMonth

  • Check out BRC’s #BiHealthMonth social media share kit, which will be updated all month long

  • Contact BRC via email or on social media for content advice or to be listed as an official partner

  • Follow the Bisexual Resource Center on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Tumblr for #BiHealthMonth updates

  • Donate to the Bisexual Resource Center

For more on #BiHealthMonth, follow the Bisexual Resource Center on TwitterInstagramFacebook, and Tumblr.

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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.

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