LOS ANGELES, CA, and ARLINGTON, VA, (September 18, 2012)—The 21st anniversary celebration of the global holiday now known as Celebrate Bisexuality Day (CBD) will once again be held Sept. 23. Originally founded in 1991 as Bi VisiBIlity Day and slated for Valentine's Day, it was relaunched as CBD in line with a number of concurrent events for Sept. 23, 1999. Since then, it has grown to become an international holiday celebrated by those who self-identify as bi, pansexual, fluid, or other, honoring and proudly owning their awareness of their capacity to love without regard to gender identity and more. Free from monosexual thinking and inhibitions, bi-identified people -- and those who identify as bi-and-beyond, pansexual, fluid, polysexual, and so forth -- use CBD (also known as Bi Pride Day and Bi Visibility Day) as a vehicle to promote awareness of the vast array of sexual and gender identities that are the true hallmarks of being human.
This year’s celebration is extremely special as BiNet USA and bisexuals around the globe continue to celebrate winning over Google in the recent bisexual search term dispute (http://www.slate.com/blogs/future_tense/2012/09/13/google_blacklist_bisexual_banned_from_autocomplete_no_longer_.html). Within a month of such groundbreaking news comes more excitement as the city of Berkeley, California becomes the first city in the nation to formally recognize the Bisexual Pride Day holiday (http://www.seattlepi.com/news/article/Berkeley-lawmakers-recognize-Bisexual-Pride-Day-3874797.php).
Festivities across the nation will continue to mark the holiday this week and weekend. In Boston, the Bisexual Resource Center (http://www.biresource.net/) hosts its annual celebration with viewings of bisexual themed films and shorts from Tom Tykwer (Run Lola Run, Cloud Atlas) as well as Nicole Kristal, the Lambda Literary award-winning filmmaker. In Chicago, the Chicago Bisexual Queer Meetup has partnered with Bi Social Network (www.bisocialnetwork.com) to celebrate the bisexual community of Chicago with an event benefiting the LGBT Center on Halstead. In Los Angeles, the LA Bi Task Force holds its annual Bi Arts Festival with performances in West Hollywood’s Plummer Park from Julie Cohen, Owen Edinger and Yazmin Monet Watkins among others.
For more news on Celebrate Bisexuality Day, check out the BiNet USA blog at www.binetusa.blogspot.com.
As America’s advocacy organization for bisexual, pansexual, fluid, queer-identified and unlabeled people, BiNet USA facilitates the development of a cohesive network of independent bisexual and bi-friendly communities; promotes bisexual, pansexual, and bi-inclusive visibility; and collects and distributes educational information regarding sexual orientation and gender identity with an emphasis on the bisexual, pansexual, and allied communities.