Launched in March 2014 as a pilot effort by the Bisexual Resource Center, Bisexual Health Awareness Month (#BiHealthMonth) is a social media campaign dedicated to raising awareness about the bisexual+ community’s social, economic, and health disparities, advocating for resources, and inspiring actions to improve bi+ people’s well-being.
The mission of #BiHealthMonth is to raise awareness about the bisexual community’s physical and mental health disparities and to promote varying levels of action and intervention (e.g. individual, organizational, community) that aim to address these disparities.
- Intersectionality – Bisexual Health Awareness Month actively aims to raise awareness about bisexual health disparities through an intersectional lens, including but not limited to: gender, race, ability, class, and age
- Advocacy – Bisexual Health Awareness Month proposes and promotes policy solutions and interventions that endeavor to address or decrease bisexual health disparities
- Support – Bisexual Health Awareness Month provides support to the bisexual community by generating and promoting bisexual-specific, health-focused, and evidence-based resources and information
Focus Areas During the Campaign:
- Statistics – A focus on current statistics and research data regarding health disparities in the bisexual community
- Intersectionality – Emphasis on how race, ethnicity, class, age, ability, etc., can further impact health disparities in the bisexual community, particularly in regards to experiences of oppression and discrimination
- Resources – A spotlight on current resources and creation of new ones that can address health disparities in the bisexual community
- Action – Promotion and development of interventions, policies, and other activities that work to prevent or decrease health disparities in the bisexual community
About the Bisexual Resource Center:
The Bisexual Resource Center (BRC) was founded in 1985 by a group of bi activists after a regional conference. First named the East Coast Bisexual Network, it became a 501(c)3 in 1989 and was renamed in the mid-1990s. The BRC is the oldest national bi organization in the U.S. that advocates for bisexual visibility and raises awareness about bisexuality throughout the LGBT and straight communities.
The Bisexual Resource Center envisions a world where love is celebrated, regardless of sexual orientation or gender expression. Because bisexuals today are still misunderstood, marginalized and discriminated against, the BRC is committed to providing support to the bisexual community and raising public awareness about bisexuality and bisexual people.
Inclusivity: The BRC uses bisexual as an umbrella term for people who recognize and honor their potential for sexual and emotional attraction to more than one gender (pansexual, fluid, omnisexual, queer, and all other free-identifiers). We celebrate and affirm the diversity of identity and expression regardless of labels.