4:48 pm - Sat, Oct 18, 2014
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thebicast:

[Washington DC]: SAGE & Center Bi Celebrate Bisexual Pride 2014

On the evening of Monday, September 22nd at the Residences at Thomas Circle the DC Center’s Center Bi Community, SAGE Metro DC, the Alliance of Multi-Cultural Bisexuals (AMBi), and DC Bi Women teamed up to put on a Bisexual Pride Awareness Day event.

Among the featured speakers were Faith Cheltenham, President of BiNet USA, and Ellyn Ruthstrom, President of the Bisexual Resource Center and Executive Director of SpeakOUT Boston. Additionally the Mayor’s Office of GLBT Affairs presented an official city proclamation to celebrating Bisexual Pride Day.

9:53 pm - Thu, Oct 16, 2014
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thebicast:

I’m Bisexual and I’m standing up against Bullying - spiritday 10.16.2014

thebicast:

I’m Bisexual and I’m standing up against Bullying - spiritday 10.16.2014

11:22 pm - Wed, Oct 8, 2014
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The Black Bisexual Experience
presented to the National Black Justice Coalition’s (NBJC) 5th Annual "OUT on the Hill" Black LGBT Leadership Summit
September 2014, Hart Senate Building, Washington DC by BiNet USA

Last year the American Bisexual Community was at the White House, this year we’re on Capitol Hill!

Says Faith Cheltenham, President of BiNet USA, "On the 2nd day of the NBJC Out on the Hill Conference I was honored to present one of the very first presentation/panel discussions on the black bisexual experience from inside Capitol Hill’s Hart Senate Building.”

  • To download the Powerpoint Presentation, click here
  • To download the Handout, click here
3:51 pm - Tue, Sep 23, 2014
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[Washington DC USA]: HRC Panel Discussion: Supporting and Caring for Our Bisexual Youth

In conjunction with Celebrate Bisexuality Day on September 23rd, the Human Rights Campaign Foundation will hold a panel discussion on bisexual youth

The panel will feature bi community leaders as well as those who work with LGBT youth, discussing the unique issues and concerns facing youth who identify as bisexual. Panelists will also discuss the findings in the new HRC Foundation report Supporting and Caring for Our Bisexual Youth Produced with BiNet USA, the Bisexual Resource Center and Bisexual Organizing Project, the report will be released the day of the event.

The panel will take place at 6 p.m. in the Equality Forum at Human Rights Campaign Headquarters.

Panelists:
• Amy Andre - bi activist and consultant, co-author of Bi Youth Report
• Anika Warner - GSA Network Specialist, SMYAL
• Dr. Herukhuti - Founder, Center for Culture, Sexuality and Spirituality
• Katy Butler - youth anti-bullying activist
• Faith Cheltenham, BiNet USA
• Ellyn Ruthstrom, Bisexual Resource Center
• Ari Pomerantz, Treatment Adherence Advocate, HIPS

10:16 am - Mon, Sep 22, 2014
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2014 Bisexual Pride Events! Primarily North America (USA/Canada)
Click the Link and scroll down to find Events in YOUR Area, Updated as information comes in.

Also look here to find events worldwide for Bi Visibility Day 2014:
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3:32 pm - Sun, Sep 21, 2014
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Bi Week 2014 starts with Bi History

Here are some other things of interest to look at and learn about —

  • Learn about how the late Dr. David Lourea and other San Francisco bisexuals helped create and shape AIDS education and prevention outreach via this post about the Dr. David Lourea Papers Archive.
11:41 am
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BISEXUAL AWARENESS WEEK 2014 (Daily Themes + Hashtags): Learn about all the events and activities here:

In addition to the usual hashtags: #BiPride, #BiVisibility, #Bisexual, #BiDay, #BiVisibilityDay the following hashtags can be used on given, corresponding days during #BiWeek:

Sunday 9/21 Bi History (#BiHistory) – Post, status update and tweet about important moments in bisexual movement history and/or the names and images of famous bi people throughout history
Monday 9/22 Bi Facts (#BiFacts) – Post, status update and tweet facts about being bi e.g., stories and statistics about bi health, safety/security, quality of life, or funding and social disparities
Tuesday 9/23 “My Bisexuality Looks Like…” - Post, status update and tweet “my #bisexuality looks like” finishing the sentence to express bisexual/non-monosexual + queer pride and experiences
Wednesday 9/24 Bi Media (#BiMedia) – Post, status update and tweet the names and images of your favorite bisexual blogs, films, tv shows, authors, artists, cultural workers, and thank them for their work
Thursday 9/25 Recognize Bi Men (#RecognizeBiMen) – Post, status update and tweet selfies of bisexual men. Allies can post, status update and tweet selfies with bisexual men in their lives or holding up an image of the book Recognize: The Voices of Bisexual Men-An Anthology 
Friday 9/26 Bi Trans/Genderqueer (#BiTrans) – Post, status update and tweet affirming statements and images about being bisexual and trans/gender non-conforming
Saturday 9/27 Bi Allies (#BiAllies) – Post, status update and tweet selfies of bisexuals with people that love, support and champion them

BISEXUAL AWARENESS WEEK 2014 (Daily Themes + Hashtags): Learn about all the events and activities here:

In addition to the usual hashtags: #BiPride, #BiVisibility, #Bisexual, #BiDay, #BiVisibilityDay the following hashtags can be used on given, corresponding days during #BiWeek:

  • Sunday 9/21 Bi History (#BiHistory) – Post, status update and tweet about important moments in bisexual movement history and/or the names and images of famous bi people throughout history
  • Monday 9/22 Bi Facts (#BiFacts) – Post, status update and tweet facts about being bi e.g., stories and statistics about bi health, safety/security, quality of life, or funding and social disparities
  • Tuesday 9/23 “My Bisexuality Looks Like…” - Post, status update and tweet “my #bisexuality looks like” finishing the sentence to express bisexual/non-monosexual + queer pride and experiences
  • Wednesday 9/24 Bi Media (#BiMedia) – Post, status update and tweet the names and images of your favorite bisexual blogs, films, tv shows, authors, artists, cultural workers, and thank them for their work
  • Thursday 9/25 Recognize Bi Men (#RecognizeBiMen) – Post, status update and tweet selfies of bisexual men. Allies can post, status update and tweet selfies with bisexual men in their lives or holding up an image of the book Recognize: The Voices of Bisexual Men-An Anthology 
  • Friday 9/26 Bi Trans/Genderqueer (#BiTrans) – Post, status update and tweet affirming statements and images about being bisexual and trans/gender non-conforming
  • Saturday 9/27 Bi Allies (#BiAllies) – Post, status update and tweet selfies of bisexuals with people that love, support and champion them
1:23 am
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midwestbiactivist:

[Chicago IL USA]: Come celebrate Bi Pride with with Bisexual Queer Alliance Chicago!! This year we will be having two separate events:

  1. The Celebrate Bisexuality Party, being held on Sunday, September 21st from 5pm-9pm at the Center on Halsted on the third floor. The night will consist of live performances in the theater and in between acts feel free to party out in the reception area that will have a bar and a DJ! A $10 ticket may be purchased at the door which include a free drink ticket.
  2. Celebrate Bisexuality Day, a panel discussion being held on Tuesday, Sept. 23rd from 7pm-9pm at Center on Halsted in the Sage Center.

You won’t want to miss out!

10:00 pm - Thu, Sep 11, 2014
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[Image: Photo of the famous Bisexual Caribbean-American Author and Activist the late June Jordan laughing, with the following quotation from her work, “I do believe that the analogy for bisexuality is a multicultural, multi-ethnic, multiracial world view. Bisexuality follows from such a perspective and leads to it, as well.”]

“Bisexuals are individuals who transgress the artificial socially constructed boundary of gender identity as well as the biologically constructed boundary of sex. Called “Gatekeepers” by the Dagara of West Africa and “Two Spirit” by many Native Americans, bisexuals in these cultures were seen as having a special spiritual inheritance and earthly destiny”From “June Jordan: Boundary Crosser” by Reverend Irene Monroe published 20 March 2008 in The Bilerico Project

[Image: Photo of the famous Bisexual Caribbean-American Author and Activist the late June Jordan laughing, with the following quotation from her work, I do believe that the analogy for bisexuality is a multicultural, multi-ethnic, multiracial world view. Bisexuality follows from such a perspective and leads to it, as well.”]

Bisexuals are individuals who transgress the artificial socially constructed boundary of gender identity as well as the biologically constructed boundary of sex. Called “Gatekeepers” by the Dagara of West Africa and “Two Spirit” by many Native Americans, bisexuals in these cultures were seen as having a special spiritual inheritance and earthly destiny”

From June Jordan: Boundary Crosser by Reverend Irene Monroe published 20 March 2008 in The Bilerico Project

(Source: facebook.com)

12:46 pm
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Calling All Artists: BiNet USA holding Graphic Design Contest for ‘Bisexual Awareness Week’ Logo

Working with GLAAD and other organizations BiNet USA is launching Bisexual Awareness Week (9/21-9/27) 

We need help Creating a Logo for Bisexual Awareness Week and will provide a $20 Zazzle Credit to Winning Design. Please send submissions to press@binetusa.org.

Really looking for something simple that says Bisexual Awareness Week

(Source: facebook.com)

6:20 pm - Fri, Aug 1, 2014
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Bisexuals at the Gates Reflections by a Bisexual Community Leader on Meeting President Obama
"When I stood by the president, I did not stand alone. My community stood with me." 
Faith Cheltenham president of BiNet USA talks about the significance of a leader of a national bisexual organization standing next to President Obama at the White House when he signed an Executive Order that prohibits federal contractors from discriminating against their employees on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.As well as her experiences of being a frequently tokenized black queer woman who is routinely erased from narratives for a more convenient fiction: that the LGBT community is all gay, all white, all cisgender, and all rich; a mom to one kid and one stepkid; wife to one geek; and president of BiNet USA, one of the oldest national bisexual non-profit organizations in the United States.
Please CLICK HERE to read the full article in The Bilerico Project

Bisexuals at the Gates Reflections by a Bisexual Community Leader on Meeting President Obama

"When I stood by the president, I did not stand alone. My community stood with me."

Faith Cheltenham president of BiNet USA talks about the significance of a leader of a national bisexual organization standing next to President Obama at the White House when he signed an Executive Order that prohibits federal contractors from discriminating against their employees on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.

As well as her experiences of being a frequently tokenized black queer woman who is routinely erased from narratives for a more convenient fiction: that the LGBT community is all gay, all white, all cisgender, and all rich; a mom to one kid and one stepkid; wife to one geek; and president of BiNet USA, one of the oldest national bisexual non-profit organizations in the United States.

Please CLICK HERE to read the full article in The Bilerico Project

10:57 am - Fri, Jul 25, 2014
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whitehouse:

This week, President Obama signed an Executive Order that prohibits federal contractors from discriminating against their employees on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.
Note:  In a historic first a bisexual community leader, Faith Cheltenham president of BiNet USA (right hand side, blue dress) was asked to stand with the president at the event.  You can read her personal story + watch a video of Workplace Discrimination Faced By Bisexual + Other LGBT Workers.  

On Friday, join a conversation on the new Executive Order and steps the President has taken to expand opportunity for the LGBT community. Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor to the President, will host for a Tumblr Q&A this Friday, July 25 at 1pm ET.
Right now, you can ask your questions here on the White House Tumblr, and Valerie Jarrett will answer a bunch on Friday, July 25 at 1pm ET.

whitehouse:

This week, President Obama signed an Executive Order that prohibits federal contractors from discriminating against their employees on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.

Note:  In a historic first a bisexual community leader, Faith Cheltenham president of BiNet USA (right hand side, blue dress) was asked to stand with the president at the event.  You can read her personal story + watch a video of Workplace Discrimination Faced By Bisexual + Other LGBT Workers.  

On Friday, join a conversation on the new Executive Order and steps the President has taken to expand opportunity for the LGBT community. Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor to the President, will host for a Tumblr Q&A this Friday, July 25 at 1pm ET.

Right now, you can ask your questions here on the White House Tumblr, and Valerie Jarrett will answer a bunch on Friday, July 25 at 1pm ET.

7:31 pm - Wed, Jul 23, 2014
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Center for American Progress: Workplace Discrimination Faced By Bisexual + Other LGBT Workers

“The prevailing logic has remained that if I am out as a bisexual woman, I must be asking for something: discrimination, harassment, or even sexual assault.” — Faith Cheltenham

No one should ever feel that they are “asking” for discrimination, harassment, or sexual assault, either in or out of the workplace. Unfortunately, however, many lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender, or LGBT, individuals are made to believe they deserve discrimination simply due to their sexual orientation and gender identity.

Faith Cheltenham of BiNet USA recounts her experiences of sexual harassment in her workplace when disclosing her bisexuality to her colleagues; even her supervisor said that she was asking for sexual innuendos from co-workers.

In addition to describing her experiences as a black bisexual woman—which were more difficult in large part due to the multiplier effect of sexual orientation and race-based discrimination and bias… According to Cheltenham:

It is unfair that so many bisexual women like me have to choose between being visible and being safe at work. It’s unjust that so many LGBTQ people have to choose between being employed and being open in their identity.

Please CLICK HERE to read more about workplace discrimination faced by bisexual + other LGBT workers

(Source: youtube.com)

11:17 am - Tue, Jul 8, 2014
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Bisexual History: News clipping of brief article article on bisexuality from the New York Times News Service June 1995 entitled "More Acceptance? Young People Confront Bisexuality" includes mention of BiNet USA.

Some bisexuals who felt they were being made scapegoats turned to political organizing. They formed groups like BiNet USA, a coalition that has sought to win acceptance by gay rights advocates, who have not always welcomed them personally or as allies.

Bisexual History: News clipping of brief article article on bisexuality from the New York Times News Service June 1995 entitled "More Acceptance? Young People Confront Bisexuality" includes mention of BiNet USA.

Some bisexuals who felt they were being made scapegoats turned to political organizing. They formed groups like BiNet USA, a coalition that has sought to win acceptance by gay rights advocates, who have not always welcomed them personally or as allies.

7:35 pm - Sun, Jun 29, 2014
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