Monday, May 18, 2009

[BiNet USA] BiNet USA Elects 2009-2010 Board and Officers at Annual Meeting

Media Advisory

Date: 05/18/2009 3:45 AM Eastern Daylight Time
Contact: 1-800-585-9368

At their annual meeting, BiNet USA's Board of Directors recently elected new officers and appointed a new member to the board:

President (president(at)binetusa(dot)org): Gary North (CA) -- journalist and instructor; longtime activist: co-founder BiNet USA; founder Long Beach (CA) bisexual support group; founder 'Bisexuality: News, Views, and Networking' the first (1988) national bisexual newsletter; occasional blogger.

Vice President (vp(at)binetusa(dot)org): Luigi Ferrer (FL) -- marine biologist and environmentalist; current Executive Director of Pridelines Youth Services; longtime activist: co-founder and former president BiNet USA; member Bi Resource Center (BRC); previously executive director of the Bisexual Foundation, Body Positive Resource Center and Contract Manager Massachusetts Department of Public Health HIV/AIDS bureau.

Secretary/Treasurer (secretary(at)binetusa(dot)org): Margaret Rood (Metro-DC) -- longtime activist: founder and organizer of DC Bi and Lesbian Married Women's support group; former secretary/treasurer of Bi Network DC; former regional organizer for BiNet USA.

Board Member (boardmem1(at)binetusa(dot)org): Estraven (NY) -- therapist with specialization in LGBT issues; longtime activist: BiNet USA Liaison to the Genderqueer/Transgender Community; founder and facilitator of Westchester (NY) Bisexual Discussion Group.

Now approaching its 20th year of existence, BiNet USA is America's Civil-rights and advocacy organization for all bisexual, pansexual, fluid and all the rest of us "somewhere in between" people as well as their lesbian, gay, transgender, "straight but not narrow" and questioning friends and allies, BiNet USA facilitates the development of a cohesive network of independent bisexual/pansexual, fluid and friendly communities; promotes bisexual, fluid, pansexual and inclusive visibility; and collects and distribute educational information regarding sexual orientation and gender identity with an emphasis on the bisexual/pansexual, fluid and allied communities.

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Tags: Bisexual Community, BiNet USA, Board of Directors, Gary North, Luigi Ferrer, Margaret Rood, Estraven

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