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#BiHealthMonth Social Media Share Kit

The share kit is a living document that will be updated throughout the month with additional partners, resources, and other shareable information. Click this link for the most updated version.

Thank you for supporting #BiHealthMonth!

About #BiHealthMonth:

Bisexual+ Health Awareness Month (#BiHealthMonth), led annually by the Bisexual Resource Center (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. 

“Equity” Theme:

Now in its 36th year, the Bisexual Resource Center proudly presents the 8th annual #BiHealthMonth campaign. Lasting throughout the month of March, the theme for this year’s #BiHealthMonth is equity. 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. These health disparities are even worse for bi+ people of color and trans people.  Equity is achieved when the unique needs of our diverse bi+ community have been met and discrimination against BIPOC, transgender, and disabled members of the bi+ community has been eliminated.

How to Participate:

You can participate by:

  1. Posting one or more resources or infographics with the hashtag #BiHealthMonth
  2. Hosting a virtual community event for bisexual+ people
  3. Donating to the Bisexual Resource Center, the Visibility Impact Fund, or another bisexual+ community organization

Want your materials included in this share kit, to be added to the list of official #BiHealthMonth partners, ask questions, or write a guest post? E-mail bham@biresource.org.  

Bisexual Resource Center social media handles and websites:

Key facts & talking points:

  • Equity means recognizing the specific social, educational and health care needs of our diverse bisexual+ community and directing resources and support to meet those needs. It’s about centering the voices of those who carry multiple marginalized identities. By centering the unique needs of the bi+ community, we can fight back against bi-antagonism in media, health care, research, and education, and improve the physical, sexual, mental, emotional, and spiritual health of bi+ people. Equity is achieved when the unique needs of our diverse bi+ community have been met and discrimination against BIPOC, transgender, and disabled members of the bi+ community has been eliminated.
  • Bisexual+ people make up the majority of the LGBTQ community, but receive less than 1% of all funding that supports LGBTQ advocacy, and they experience significantly higher rates of physical, sexual, social and emotional violence and disparities than gay and straight people, as well as poorer physical, mental and social health. 
  • Bisexual+ people often experience higher levels of mental health distress than their gay and straight peers, including suicidality, substance use disorders, depression, and anxiety.  It’s important to connect with bisexual-specific and -inclusive resources, programs, and services that can best serve bi+ people’s mental health needs. For more information, check out this pamphlet on Mental Health In the Bisexual Community.
  • Healthy social connections that affirm all parts of a person’s core identity are vital components of bisexual+ equity. The bisexual+ community includes a wide variety and many intersections of identities. Our community is at its healthiest when we are inclusive and affirming of everyone under the bi+ umbrella, and discrimination against BIPOC, transgender, and disabled members of the bi+ community has been eliminated.
  • Despite bisexual+ people comprising over half of the LGBTQ community, only 29% of people report personally knowing a bisexual+ person, compared to 73% of people who report knowing a gay or lesbian person. As a result, media representation of bisexuality+, which is often harmful and reductive, heavily shapes the general public’s understanding of who bisexual+ people are and perpetuates dangerous stereotypes.
     
  • Bisexual+ youth are less likely than their gay peers to be out to their loved ones, but account for 8% of 18-34 year olds, whereas gay and lesbians only account for 3% of that age bracket. They’re also less likely to attend queer youth groups. It’s vital for schools & youth spaces to be bi+ affirming and welcoming in order to best serve LGBTQ young people.
  • 37% of gender-expansive youth are verbally harassed at school, and another report found 44% of bisexual youth were bullied about their weight or physical appearance one or more times during the past month. A report by the GSA Network chronicles harsh discipline and school push-out often faced by LGBT youth of color. It’s important to build safer, more inclusive and accepting environments for bisexual+ (e.g. bisexual, pansexual, queer, fluid, no label) youth in schools.
  • 44% bisexual youth reported being bullied about physical appearance one or more times during past month, and a report by the Human Rights Campaign found that 37% of gender-expansive youth were verbally harassed at school. In addition, bisexuality was associated with a history of forced or unwanted sex among female high school students, and compared with gay male youth, bisexual male youth were 5.4 times as likely to have been threatened with outing by a date or partner. Therefore, it is important to build safer, more inclusive school environments for bisexual+ youth and to connect these youth with interpersonal violence services, resources and prevention programs that can support and protect them.

Resources for talking about bisexuality+:

Suggested social media copy (please feel free to create original, edit the below copy, and/or reach out for messaging assistance):

  • It’s #BiHealthMonth! Join us and @BRC_Central all month long in calling for #bisexual+ equity in social, educational, and healthcare spaces: bihealthmonth.org [“#BiHealthMonth 2021” graphic (find in Google Drive)]
  • This #BiHealthMonth, we’re helping @BRC_Central spotlight the need for #bisexual+ equity in social, educational, and healthcare spaces. Learn more about the bisexual+ community’s well-being here: [link to any of the blog posts/articles in shareable resources/content section]
  • #Bisexual+ people make up more than half of the LGBTQ community, but receive minimal funding to tackle the major physical, emotional & social health disparities they face at higher rates than their gay peers. Help us & @BRC_Central raise awareness this #BiHealthMonth. [“#BiHealthMonth 2021” graphic (find in Google Drive)]
  • By centering the unique needs of the bi+ community, we can fight back against bi-antagonism in media, health care, research and education, and improve the physical, sexual, mental, emotional and spiritual health of bi+ people. Learn more about the bisexual+ community’s well-being here. [link to any of the blog posts/articles in the shareable resources/content section]
  • Equity is only achieved when discrimination against BIPOC, transgender, and disabled members of the bi+ community has been eliminated. Learn more during #BiHealthMonth via @BRC_Central. [#BiHealthMonth 2021” graphic (find in Google Drive)]
  • Want to learn more about supporting the #bisexual+ community this #BiHealthMonth? Check out this great resource from @BRC_Central.  [link to/upload pics (in Google Drive) of any of the pamphlets listed below]
  • Equity means recognizing the specific social, educational and health care needs of our diverse bisexual+ community and directing resources and support to meet those needs. Learn how to support bisexual+ equity this #BiHealthMonth [bihealthmonth.org or link to any of the resources in the shareable resources/content section]
  • Health is physical, as well as social, emotional, social, sexual and spiritual. This #BiHealthMonth, we’re helping @BRC_Central spotlight all aspects of #bisexual+ people’s well-being. Check this out, for starters: [link to any of the resources in the shareable resources/content section]
  • Comparte esta infográfico en español para #BiHealthMonth: población #bisexual en los Estados Unidos. ¡Lee y comparte! www.lgbtmap.org/bisexual-espanol
  • Directly improve the future of bi+ health: join the Visibility Impact Fund and help build the capacity of bi+ movements to improve the visibility, health, and well-being of bi+ communities. https://www.visibilityimpactfund.org/  #VisibilityImpactFund #BiHealthMonth
  • Bisexual+ people are the majority of the LGBTQ community, but we don’t get the same research and resources and attention as our gay and straight peers. You can help support bi+ programs and research by joining the Visibility Impact Fund!  https://www.visibilityimpactfund.org/ #VisibilityImpactFund #BiHealthMonth
  • Bisexuals comprise over half of the lesbian, gay, & bisexual community in the US, but receive less than 1% of LGBTQ funding. To meet bisexual+ people’s unique needs, we need our own dedicated research and resources. We won’t have equity until then. Learn more at https://www.visibilityimpactfund.org/ #VisibilityImpactFund #BiHealthMonth 

Shareable resources and content:

Graphics:

  • Logos, graphics, & brochures Google Drive
    • Includes CRUISElab’s “What Gay and Bi Guys Should Know About HPV” infographics 
    • Includes Howard Brown Health’s “Invisible & Underserved: Improving the Health System’s Surveillance of HIV-Related Health Outcomes of Bisexual Patient Populations to End the HIV Epidemic in Chicago”

Podcasts:

Digital pamphlets:

Blog posts & articles:

Reports:

Additional resources:

Virtual Events:

  • 3/1: BiRequest Virtual 1st Monday Bisexual+ Social & Discussion Group; topic Bisexual Health (Free RSVP on Meetup)
  • 3/9: City College of San Francisco Queer Resource Center Bi/Trans Health Solidarity Workshop (Register free here)
  • 3/15: Robyn Ochs Presents: Side Bi Side – Unpacking Biphobia and Bi Erasure and Creating a Culture of Inclusion, hosted by Ohio University LGBT Center (Register free here
  • 3/21: Virtual Yoga with Karli and the LA Bi+ Task Force (Purchase tickets here
  • 3/24: Robyn Ochs Presents: Beyond Binaries: Identity and Sexuality, hosted by Ohio University LGBT Center (Register free here)

Please join BRC on meetup.com to register for the following free events:

  • 3/3: Bisexual Social and Support Group (BLiSS)
  • 3/9: Bisexual and Bi-Curious Men’s Group
  • 3/10: Bi+ Book Club: Vera Kelly is Not a Mystery
  • 3/11: Young BliSS Social and Support Group 
  • 3/17: Bi/Pan+ Guyz Social Night
  • 3/20: Biversity Brunch
  • 3/21: Tea with Bisexual Women Partnered with Men (BWPM)

Partners:

Thank you to our partners #StillBisexual, AIDS United, the Ally Coalition, the Andrew Goodman Foundation, the American Psychological Association Bisexual Issues Committee Division 44: Society for the Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity, Athlete Ally, Bi+ Arts Festival, Bi+ Georgia, Bi+ Podcast, Bisexual Index UK, Bisexual+ Community Perth, Bisexual Organizing Project, Bisexual Queer Alliance Chicago, BiRequest, BiSocial Network, Bi Women Quarterly, CenterLink, City College of San Francisco Queer Resource Center, CRUISELab, Diversity Alliance of the Puget Sound, EDIT Program at Northwestern Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing, Equality Florida, Family Equality Council, Fenway Health, Gender Stories, Harvard SOGIE, Howard Brown Health, Human Rights Campaign, Keshet: For LGBTQ Equality In Jewish Life, LOCS Collective, Los Angeles Bi Task Force, Movement Advancement Project, NARAL, National Association of Social Workers – MA Chapter, Open Door Health, PFLAG National, the PRIDE Study, SAGE, SpeakOUT Boston, TAIMI, the Task Force, Toronto Bi+ Network, and the Trevor Project for supporting the bisexual+ community and our well-being through #BiHealthMonth and beyond.

Want your materials included in this share kit, to be added to the list of official #BiHealthMonth partners, ask questions or write a guest post? E-mail bham@biresource.org