Wednesday, May 15, 2013

New Board Members For BiNet USA

BiNet USA is proud to welcome AJ Walkley and Patrick RichardsFink as its newest board members.  Check out their bios!

FROM PATRICK:
I'm in my mid-40s and entering a graduate program in counseling with the intent of becoming a therapist specializing in serving two communities -- bisexuals, and adults on the autistic spectrum.  There's a personal reason for this focus, because I am a member of both communities.
I've known I am bi forever, and my partner knew before we met (she was dating the guy I was chasing).  We've now been monogamously married for 21 years.  When our son was small, he was diagnosed with Asperger's.  A few years ago two major events in my life happened -- I came out of the closet to the rest of the world, and received the same diagnosis.  I blog on bisexual issues (94%), autism (4%), and other issues (2%) on my fliponymous.wordpress.com blog, and am doing some blogging on bi issues at Huffington Post, and have been working with the LGBT Resource Center on my campus for the last couple years.  Currently I am working on a project to develop a series of "elevator conversations", catchy and memorable 30-second presentations to address common myths and misconceptions about bisexuality and bisexuals in a way that both provides a quick answer and opens the door for more in-depth discussions.

FROM AJ:
A.J. Walkley is the author of Choice and Queer Greer. Based in Arizona, she currently blogs for The Huffington Post, primarily focusing on issues related to the bisexual community. Walkley speaks about being bisexual and the realities that come with bisexuality at conferences, PFLAG meetings and events across the United States. She has served as a health volunteer for the United States Peace Corps in Malawi, Africa, teaching villagers how to protect themselves from contracting HIV; this experience inspired her to write her third book, Vuto, which will be published in the latter half of 2013. 
Check out AJ's HuffingtonPost.com wonderful writings (of which there are many) here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/aj-walkley/
WELCOME PATRICK AND AJ!

Thursday, May 02, 2013

We Need You To Make a Video about Bisexuals and BiNet USA

BiNet USA is signed up for GiveOut which happens this May 9th 2013:

Give OUT Day is a new national initiative that will engage hundreds of organizations and mobilize thousands of people on a single day across the country to give in support of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender & queer community. 
-http://giveout.razoo.com/giving_events/giveout13/home
We need videos to share as part of the campaign to get BiNet USA donations!   

Can YOU make a quick video on why folks should donate to BiNet USA (a 501c(3) non-profit) and bisexual, pansexual, fluid and/or queer advocacy?  
 
Like one minute or two using your cell phone or webcam is perfectly fine.  Just share the video directly with BiNet USA via email or post it to Youtube and send us the link.   

You can be bi, pan, fluid, aromantic, queer, straight, asexual, gay, or lesbian and support BiNet USA so please share this request with any friend committed to social justice!