Sunday, September 18, 2016

Happy Bisexual Awareness Week 2016!

Image caption: Image says Happy Bisexual Awareness Week, hashtag #biweek and BiNet USA logo with #bipride flag colors on it. Learn more about #biweek at glaad.org/biweek2016. Image Credit: Deborah Atwater/BiNet USA.

Last year’s Bisexual Awareness Week (#biweek) resulted in hundreds of news articles and hundreds of thousands of social media engagements. This year BiNet USA’s #bistories partner, Freedom For All Americans (FFAA), joins the BiNet USA + GLAAD #biweek partnership to support the first-ever national survey of the discrimination experiences of bi+ people, as well as the stories of those who love them. Learn more about #BiStories: binetusa.org/bistories


Bisexual Awareness Week provides educational opportunities and bi+ resources to LGBT and mainstream communities about bisexuality.



The official hashtag of Bisexual Awareness Week is #biweek.
This year #biweek runs from 9/19/16 - 9/26/16.



OFFICIAL #BIWEEK EVENTS
(Having a bisexuality related event this week? Register your event with bivisibilityday.com so bi people in your local area can find you!)



Tuesday 9/20/16
GLAAD's "Bi+ Representation in The Media: A #BiWeek Panel Discussion"
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GLAAD's "Bi+ Representation in The Media: A #BiWeek Panel Discussion" will be moderated by Matthew Rodriguez (Mic), and will include bi+ media experts Alex Berg, (Producer, HuffPost Video), Eliel Cruz (Executive Director, Faith in America; YouTuber; journalist), Bryan Ellicott (trans* & bi advocate; brought lawsuit against NYC for anti-trans discrimination; BiNet USA board member), Ashley C. Ford (Matter Studios, Authorized, BuzzFeed, ELLE), and Denarii Monroe (Black Girl Dangerous, Everyday Feminism, Ravishly). Be sure to RSVP and get event details here.



Friday 9/23/16

9/23/16, 8:30am PT/ 10:30am CT/ 11:30am ET
Join @binetusa in the USA #bivisibilityday Thunderclap! Sign up now!
Use the #bipride tag on social media to help people find each other and bi, pan, fluid, queer (bi+) events and resources around the world.
Sign up now and stay visible the whole #biweek!

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Image of a purple megaphone and the words The big bi tweet 2016, #BiVisibilityDay, help spread the word!. Photo Credit: bivisibilityday.com



"Can You See Us Now?"
BiNet USA presents a historic #BiStories panel on Capitol Hill
9/23/16, 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Image caption: Image promoting #BiStories panel, "Can You See Us Now?" on Friday 9/23/16, 2:30pm - 4:30pm in the Cannon Building 122 on Capitol Hill



Join BiNet USA, GLAAD and Freedom For All Americans for a historic #biweek Capitol Hill panel centered on the #bistories of bi, pan, fluid, queer (bi+) women in celebration of the 18th annual Celebrate Bisexuality Day. Open to all bi, pan, fluid, queer (bi+) community members and their allies. Light refreshments served throughout the day.


Panelists: Dr. Lauren Beach, Esq., Director of LGBTI Health at Vanderbilt University; Alexandra Bolles, Senior Programs Strategist at GLAAD; Angela Dallara, Director of External Communications for Freedom for All Americans; Eliot Sutler, Esq., Co-founder of Bi Women of Color Collective and USDA Civil Litigator; and Kayley Whalen, Social Media Manager for the National LGBTQ Task Force. Moderated by Faith Cheltenham, BiNet USA President. The panel event is co-sponsored by the National LGBTQ Task Force. Partners include GLAAD (#BiWeek) and Freedom for All Americans (#BiStories). Cannon House Office Building 122, Capitol Hill.


Sunday 9/25/16

The #BiStories Unconference 
9/25/16, 12pm - 8pm
Image caption: #bistories unconference logo with purple circle and blue rectangle. Find out more about the #bistories project at binetusa.org/bistories.
Bisexual community leadership will convene for an opportunity to self organize, plan future events, and discuss necessary strategic steps towards seeing full inclusion of bisexual communities in public policy and non-discrimination protections. Come and get interviewed for the #bistories project or to film your own video to visibilize bi, pan and fluid communities. Open to all bi, pan, fluid, queer (bi+) community members and their allies. Light refreshments served throughout the day. Human Rights Campaign Equality Forum and A, B, and C: 1640 Rhode Island Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036


Are you an ally celebrating your bi+ son, daughter, grandchild, parent, grandparent or family member this #biweek? Join the #bistories project and share your story of support for bi people: binetusa.org/bistories
Image of United States with bi pride colors highlighting states with statewide LGBT protections, no statewide protections, those for sexual orientation only and those with limited or no protections for public accommodations.
Image Credit: Freedom For All Americans