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Laura DelloStritto & Alexandra Bolles
Bisexual Resource Center
BISEXUAL RESOURCE CENTER LAUNCHES 7th ANNUAL BISEXUAL+ HEALTH AWARENESS MONTH TO SPOTLIGHT BISEXUAL+ RESILIENCE, RELEASES SEXUAL HEALTH RESOURCE
The annual #BiHealthMonth campaign will emphasize the bisexual+ community’s resilience in the face of significant stressors and disparities throughout history.
Boston, MA – The Bisexual Resource Center (BRC), America’s oldest national bisexual organization, will celebrate the 7th annual Bisexual Health Awareness Month (#BiHealthMonth) social media campaign throughout March 2020. This year also marks the Bisexual Resource Center’s 35th year.
Learn more about #BiHealthMonth at https://bihealthmonth.org/
#BiHealthMonth, founded and lead 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 resilience. The bisexual+ community makes up the majority of the LGBTQ community and experiences significantly higher rates of physical, sexual, social, and emotional violence and disparities than gay and straight people, as well as worse physical, mental, and social health. In the face of these high hurdles, bisexuals+ have always persisted: shaping history, organizing alongside vulnerable communities, and defying odds. We weather storms under the bisexual+ umbrella, an encompassing term for anyone attracted to more than one gender, regardless of what labels they use. An umbrella that makes room for everyone’s unique identities and experiences is the best tool for increasing our community’s wellness.
Throughout the month of March, the BRC will partner with a diverse array of leading organizations, including AIDS United, American Psychological Association, Anti-Violence Project, Believe Out Loud, Bi+ Georgia, Bisexual Organizing Project, Bisexual Research Collaborative on Health (BiRCH), Bisexual Queer Alliance Chicago, Bi Women Quarterly, the Center on Colfax, CenterLink, CRUISELab, Equality Florida, Fenway Health, Gay Men’s Health Crisis, GLAAD, the Human Rights Campaign, the LGBT Center of New York City, LOCS Collective, Massachusetts Commission on LGBTQ Youth, Mini Productions, the Movement Advancement Project, New York Area Bisexual Network, PFLAG, Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts, Point Foundation, PRIDEnet, SAGE, SpeakOUT, Still Bisexual, Sydney Bi+ Network, Trans Latin@ Coalition, the Trevor Project, TAIMI, 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 by posting online using #BiHealthMonth, hosting local community events, donating to the Bisexual Resource Center, and more.
#BiHealthMonth highlights will include a new “Sexual Health Tips for the Bi+ Community & Best Practices for Providers” brochure; original content from bi+ advocates; BRC-hosted events in Massachusetts including a Bisexual Social and Support Group (BLiSS) meeting (March 4), Bi Womens+ Brunch in Roxbury (March 8), Bisexual and Bi-Curious Men’s Group meeting (March 10), Young BLiSS Social and Support Group in Somerville (March 12), Tea with Bisexual Women Partnered with Men (BWPM) (March 15), Bi/Pan+ Guyz Social Night (March 18), and Biversity Brunch (March 21); and more content collaborations and on-the-ground events.
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.