Friday, May 19, 2017

#ProtestWithPride 051917 Media Roundup

Links on efforts by D.C. locals to take back their Pride below!

Photo Caption: Eliot Sutler, Esq. at Captial Pride meeting seated alongside other local advocates including Angela Peoples, Executive Director of GetEqual (in red plaid with blue t-shirt and black sandals).


(above photo is of new BiNet USA board member and DC local Eliot Sutler, Esq., YES!)

(co-chairs include Lynnette McFadzen, BiNet USA President YAY)

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Vote for the Bi Series!!

The Bi Series/ LGBT Foundation

Please vote for The #BiSeries as Team of The Year in LGBT Foundation's Volunteer Awards! This will really help us get us get funding for a Bi Programme next year. Share!

The Bi Series Team

The Bi Series is the only bi-specific project run by LGBT Foundation and the only year-long bi project run by an LGBT charity in the UK, and it's run entirely by volunteers. Thanks to the bi advocates and activists on this team, bi community members have a safe space where they know they will be welcome. So far, this project is run with no funding. Bi Series volunteers have called in favours from other members of the bi community to run these events, and people have travelled from all over the country to attend them. Our big launch event sold out and we are hoping even more people come to the Bi Takeover For Pride on 19th August. Our next event is about bi wellbeing and it's on 17th June.

Photo: Jen Yockney

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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Bi March For Equality

Image of a yellow cougar with its mouth open wide yawning and letters that say Can they hear us now? #EqualityMarch #OurTimeToMarch fb/com/biplusatequalitymarch2017
Image Credit: BiNet USA

Dear bisexual+ community member or ally,

Some members of the LGBTQ+ community have seen historic progress in the last decade, so  some might assume we've overcome our biggest obstacles, and that the achievement of increased access for some of us, is enough to satisfy our cry for justice for all.

As bisexuals we know that not to be true, to never be true because until all our communities are safe, none of us are. There is still much more we must do, especially given the current threat our communities face from increased hostile rhetoric, discriminatory policies, and violence perpetrated against the most vulnerable among us.

As a disabled bisexual demisexual elder myself, I'm worried and scared for my own health and safety as well as that of my community, which already faces very high health disparities. This is why I have decided to co-chair the Equality March for Unity & Pride, a national march in Washington D.C on June 11th, 2017. 

Read more about march at and read more about my fellow co-chairs who I believe represents the diversity within our community here.

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Will you support the march?  Will you join the bisexual+ contingent as we proudly march in what could be one of the largest bisexual contingents of all time?
The Equality March for Unity & Pride is a grassroots movement that will celebrate, inspire, and mobilize the diverse LGBTQ+ communities to clearly and peacefully oppose efforts to persecute and discriminate against LGBTQ+ individuals.

If you can, please consider contributing to the March via my personal link:

Image of Lynnette McFadzen, a white demisexual bisexual elder with purple hair
Image Credit: Lynnette McFadzen
Thanks for sharing this news with your friends, organizations and communities,

Lynnette McFadzen
Producer, The BiCast
President, BiNet USA
Co-Chair, Equality March

Friday, May 12, 2017

BiNet USA Op-Ed: #BiQuestionsTrump

BiNet USA Op-Ed: #BiQuestionsTrump
By BiNet USA Vice President Faith Cheltenham

If I could ask President Donald Trump something (and there was evidence my vagina and dignity would survive), I’d ask:


Honestly? As a bisexual person of color, I have many questions for President Trump. And, I have questions for the bi+ community and our allies too––questions about who we are, what we stand for, how we’re surviving, and how we can hold each other, our leadership, and the President accountable.

Are you, like me, terrified for the present and futures of bi+ youth, trans youth, people of color (POC) youth, and bi+ trans POC youth? For all lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex and asexual people?

Are you seriously worried about the health of all your body parts, especially your heart? Since we so know how to get it from both sides? Have you contributed your story to Doing so made me feel better, you might also try it.

Image of rainbow paint with these words: Kudos to the dramers, the fighters, rule breakers and boundary makers. Keep on letter writers! Keep strong and carry on. Image Credit: BiNet USA

Do you fear for your own safety? Do you close your eyes when a person you've never met gets close, almost too close, but not *that* close? Do you feel a bit triggered, especially upon realizing you're in for 4-8 years of deplorability, depending on good behavior?

If you are a person of color, has the increase in racism, both conservative and liberal, really been a lot to handle? If you are a bi+ person who considers themselves an ally to people of color (POC), have you struggled with your desire to do better in identifying and working to dismantle white supremacy?

Is mainstream and LGBT media amplifying misinformation about bisexual people when they incorrectly report on bi+ celebs like Mel B, Angelina Jolie and Amber Heard and their very real experiences of violence? Is it that better or worse than when they neglect to report on our experiences at all?

Image of fireworks meets a dandelion with the words Personal and political threats to our bodies are something #bisexuals are used to. We are also familiar with Fighting. The. Fuck. Back. Image Credit: BiNet USA

Once again, is our collective experience being used to sell records and films, to generate donations to organizations, and be silently consumed without a single whisper of “our letter” or an acknowledgment of our very existence?

Is 2017 much like 2007 for bisexuals? Or 1997? Or 1987?

While things are different today, it can feel like the terror, grief, and rage are as real now as they were then, or as real as it's always been. The threat of bisexuals being erased and forgotten from media narratives surrounding our own trauma remains relevant. The confusion of which way to go or which way to march remains. Luckily, bisexuals are still the ones who can go more than one way.

Kudos to the dreamers, the fighters, rule breakers and boundary makers. Keep on letter writers! Keep strong and carry on.

Image of rainbow paint with these words: Kudos to the dramers, the fighters, rule breakers and boundary makers. Keep on letter writers! Keep strong and carry on. Image Credit: BiNet USA

Personal and political threats to our bodies are something #bisexuals are used to.

We are also familiar with Fighting. The. Fuck. Back.

One of the ways I do that is by “bisexually questioning” the truths provided to me. I think if we approach most problems with the "bisexual intersectional" in mind, it makes it harder to sit back and do nothing.

So I’m gonna go ask President Trump some of my bi questions via Twitter, I hear he's on there! I encourage you to do the same using the hashtag #BiQuestionsTrump.

Many thanks to BiNet USA President Lynnette McFadzen and BiNet USA Secretary Beth Sherouse for their assistance with this campaign and supporting materials.

Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Share your bisexual+ health story with Center For American Progress

As bisexuals+ we face unique health disparities and health care coverage is essential to our survival. Many of the issues we face can fall under “preexisting conditions” from heart disease to depression. With already high statistics what can we do to prevent stats from rising? Share your bisexual+ health story to be heard.

Center for American Progress (CAP) is collecting personal stories from people about what the ACA means to them and their families and how they would be harmed if the laws preventinexexperience 

 To share your story go to: ACAWORKS

From Nevada, Arizona, West Virginia, Maine, and Iowa? CAP would love you to share your story about what the ACA aka Obamacare has meant to you. Please share with others who can spread the word about the site! 

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Shout out to the bisexuals....Eliot Sutler

(Graphic: Two purple hands clasped together with pink and blue background)
Shout out to the bisexuals out here slutting it up. Shout out to the bisexuals who enjoy threesomes (or foursomes+) and take advantage of those opportunities. Much love to the polyamorous bisexuals and the bisexuals who say they're bi-curious and those who don't like sex at all.

Glory be to the trans, gender non-conforming and nonbinary bisexuals. Y'all foine AF.

Hugs to the bisexual women/femmes who leave their lesbian partners and eventually end up with male partners and vice versa. Relationships of all orientations end and don't let anyone make you feel guilty for getting out or for moving forward with whomever you please. It's your life. Fuck their judgment.

Bowing deep to all my black and brown bisexuals who have been shining in every way since humanity was a thing. Sending prayers of protection to all my immigrant and refugee bisexuals, restorative justice to my indigenous bisexuals and two-spirit folks, profound respect and recognition to all the elder bisexuals who got us here, and access to every single differently-abled bisexual on this planet.

Protection and healing to all the closeted bisexuals who feel like they have to use gay, lesbian or straight labels to survive. We're here for you when and if ever you decide to take the glorious and terrifying leap.

Love to the bisexual/pansexual/polysexual/omnisexual/asexual/biromantic/aro/fluid/no label/queer/questioning/OMG-I-don't-know-sexuals just trying to find their way. Shout out to all the bisexuals under the vast bi umbrella who feel like a more specific label suits them a little better. Love and light to the bisexuals who will hold onto their bi label and you'll have to pry it from their cold dead hands. Bi is not binary (or transphobic) and pan is not sanctimonious (or transphobic). We are a community and we had better act like one because we can't win without each other.

Eternal love, familial bonds and transformative wisdom to all the bisexuals out here trying to live our best lives, whether we fit their dusty and falsely monolithic stereotypes at times, or nah. We are more of the queer community than anyone else and our expressions of bisexuality are not always going to look or be the same. That's ok. Just know that when the bi bat signal goes up and the bat phones ring, whatever your label, or lack thereof, we had better show up and show out. For all of us. 

(Photo Image: Eliot standing in front of polka dot multi-colored objects and background)
Eliot is a civil rights attorney and Black bisexual activist. Recently Eliot co-led the Bisexual Institute at Creating Change, moderated/spoke on the 2016 BiPoC panel at the White House and spoke on the 2016 Bi Week Capitol Hill panel. In addition Eliot founded the Bisexual Women of Color Collaborative in the DC metro area. We are proud to have them on the board of BiNet USA