Friday, September 23, 2016

BiWeek: Happy Celebrate Bisexuality Day!

About Celebrate Bisexuality Day

Official name:    Celebrate Bisexuality Day
Also called:    Bisexual Pride Day, Bi Visibility Day, CBD, Bisexual Pride and Bi Visibility Day
Observed by:    Bisexual, pansexual, queer, and fluid (bi+) community and their families, friends, allies and supporters

September 23 is Celebrate Bisexuality Day (often abbreviated CBD), where bi+ community members and our allies speak out about who we are and the challenges we face. It is also referred to as Bi Visibility Day and Bisexual Pride Day. Three bisexual advocates--Wendy Curry, Michael Page and Gigi Raven Wilbur--conceived of and launched the event in 1999 as a way to increase bisexual visibility. Decades later, we observe this day as part of Bisexual Awareness Week, with events around the world celebrating bisexual culture, community, and history. In 2013, the White House held its first ever bisexual community issues roundtable on Celebrate Bisexuality Day, and in 2015, bi advocates were invited back to the White House for another event.


About The Bisexual Pride Flag

Image caption: The Bisexual Pride Flag

Designed by Michael Page, the bisexual pride flag is comprised of three stripes: one pink, one blue, and a purple middle strip. The stripe colors and widths, from top to bottom, are pink (40%), purple (20%), and blue (40%). It is not patented, trademarked, or service marked.