Sunday, September 15, 2013

15th Annual Bi Pride Day Celebrated Worldwide

PRESS RELEASE
For immediate release
15th Annual Bi Pride Day Celebrated Worldwide

Contacts:
Faith Cheltenham, President, BiNet USA, president@binetusa.org
Ellyn Ruthstrom, President, Bisexual Resource Center, elruthstrom@comcast.net

Press Release on Celebrate Bisexuality Day, aka Bi Pride Day (#BiPrideDay)

In response to the prejudice and marginalization in both the straight and LGBT communities, many bisexuals* are made to feel, and/or opt to remain, invisible. 

“Bi Pride Day” raises awareness about bisexuality, educates the community about bisexual issues; and encourages bisexual people and their allies to be visible and proud of the bisexual identity. The first Bi Pride Day occurred in 1990 when the city of San Francisco proclaimed Bi Pride Day in honor of the 1990 Conference on Bisexuality. Since 1999, Bi Pride Day (also known as Celebrate Bisexuality Day and/or Bi Visibility Day) has been held yearly on September 23rd. 

Some ways to recognize Bi Pride Day this coming September 23rd, 2013:
Share with your audience and organization important facts about the bisexual community from BiNet USA 2013 Bisexual Fact Sheet (attached) or share a video and other relevant resources from the Bisexual Resource Center (below).
Have a bisexual blogger contribute a guest blog or article to your publication or organization (see list of available bloggers here.)

Report on one or more of the many events happening across the world on this date.  Some of these include:

Boston
The Bisexual Resource Center has a celebration on Fri, September 27, 7pm – 10pm at the Lir Pub this year on Boylston Street.  They will be handing out Unsung Hero and Bi Ally awards and filling you in on the exciting bi achievements of 2013. Suggested donation of $5 at the door. More info
here.

Los Angeles
The Los Angeles Bi Task Force hosts "The Bi Chill: 2013 Bi Arts Fest and Social" from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM on Sunday, September 22nd at The Village at Ed Gould Plaza. $10.00 recommended donation. More info
here.

St Paul, MN
Monday 23rd September 7pm – 930pm. The Bisexual Organizing Project celebrates our annual Bi Day event with free pizza and soft drinks!
Special this year is the Community Recognition Awards...Come see who gets the shiny plaque this year! More info
here.

For more #BiPrideDay events please visit:
Don't forget to use the Bisexual Pride Flag when reporting on this vibrant, independent and proud community. The attached bisexual pride flag has a CC commons and its photo credit can be found here.
Have a great Bi Pride Day!

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* We use bisexual as an umbrella term for any who honor their potential to love more than one gender.

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 bisexual, pansexual, and allied communities. Visit www.binetusa.org.

The Bisexual Resource Center (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. Visit www.biresource.net.