Thursday, February 11, 2016

Thanks Trevor Project!


We Did It! 

Today, The Bisexual Resource Center and BiNet USA trained the staff of the Trevor Project in bisexual cultural competency and the needs of bi, pan, fluid, queer (bi+) youth. As far as we know, this is one of the first times The Trevor Project has had a bi training for their entire staff! It's great to see more and more LGBT organizations recognizing the need for training on different LGBTQIA communities, by the communities themselves! Kate Estrop, Bisexual Resource Center Co-President kicked major butt with a brand new bi+ youth training that BiNet USA helped draft and find memes for! BiNet USA President Faith Cheltenham, presented an updated BiNet USA Bi 101 presentation with animations! We had special guest appearances in our presentation from Lynnette Mcfadzen, Still Bisexual (HUGELY POWERFUL MOMENT), and described label wars as a form of violence frequently used against bi, pan, fluid, queer (bi+) youth, along with other forms of diminishment. Faith quoted Kate Bornstein and Julia Serano and Kate relayed data point after data point in a cheerful, yet deeply effective way (with a sexy scarf to boot, #webcamsquadgoals). We hit the major topics we see facing bi+ youth with assists from so many like Mary Helen Hoelscher and Bisexual Organizing Project-BOP, Julia Canfield, Melinda Brown, Michael Prager, Lindasusan Ulrich and more. And, of course, we repeatedly referenced the excellent work from Amy Andre, Beth Sherouse and Human Rights Campaign to create the 2014 bisexual youth report. We named Blake, Taylor, Alyssa, and Adam and shared the lived experience of our youth, in hopes that more lives would be saved and celebrated. It was excellent.

THANK YOU TREVOR PROJECT! Next? DOWNLOADS: Bi Youth Presentation: http://bit.ly/Bi_Youth_Presentation_2016 Bi 101 Presentation: http://bit.ly/BiNet_USA_Bi_101_Feb_2016
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Preview image from the upcoming #bihealthmonth, a Bisexual Resource Center project with co-sponsorship from BiNet USA and a ton of awesome orgs: http://bit.ly/bham2016_bi_plus_youth_bullied. We'll release more #BHAM memes as the month gets closer, it's going to be a wonderful March!