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[Media Release] Bisexuals Get Visible This September

Wednesday, August 1st, 2018

It’s the 20th annual Bi Visibility Day this September 23rd.

The date highlights bisexuality and the challenges posed by biphobia and bisexual erasure, as well as celebrating the work of a growing number of local, national and international organisations around the world which champion bisexual visibility and equality.

Last year there were more than 130 events marking the date, from exhibitions, talks and film screenings to picnics and socials in bi-friendly bars. A host of public buildings around the world flew the pink, purple and blue bisexual flag.

Jen Yockney MBE, who has run the international listings site BiVisibilityDay.com for nearly two decades, commented, “We saw events in at least 35 countries around the world in 2017 – a new record.

“I’ve been organising events marking Bi Visibility Day since 1999 and the transformation in that time is huge. We are more talked about and more heard as bi people than ever before; yet also the challenges and particular needs of bisexuals have been thrown into sharper relief over that time.

“Back then, bi was often seen as a kind of ‘gay lite’ with bis experiencing less impact from social homophobia, but research increasingly shows bi people have greater mental and physical health challenges than gay or straight people. We’re more likely to experience domestic violence from our partners, too.

“Far from the ‘best of both worlds’ cliche, the challenge of either persistently reasserting your bisexuality or having part of your life erased proves wearing for many bi people. Where lesbians and gay men have one closet to escape, many bi people find that leaving the one closet leads to being put in another.

“Greater bisexual visibility is the best solution to that problem, helping more bis find a space where they are neither in the ‘straight closet’ nor the gay one.”

More information about Bi Visibility Day including events listings can be found here: www.bivisibilityday.com

 

 

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7 weeks to go e-bulletin

Wednesday, August 1st, 2018

Our latest email bulletin has e-clattered into mailboxes around the world reminding you it’s just over seven weeks to go.

Read it here.

Sign up and get a smattering of emails in the buildup (and aftermath!) of Bi Visibility Day.

Tell us your plans

Monday, March 26th, 2018

Many flags!
Marking Bi Visibility Day?
Please tell us about your plans for September 23rd so we can share them here, tweet about them and suchlike. This time – 2018 – it’s going to be on a Sunday.

Drop us a note below.

Also use this form to give us links to Bi Visibility Day videos you’ve made, tell us about events in 2016 or earlier years that are missing from our listings, or any other resources that would fit in here. Thank you!

Madrid Biphobia talk in Alcocorn

Tuesday, September 26th, 2017

Charla y Debate: Bifobia y delitos de odio

Country
Spain

Date / Time
2017-09-19
19:00

Venue info
Centro Social Pablo Picasso

Getafe Biphobia & hate crime talk

Tuesday, September 26th, 2017

Charla Monosexismo, Bifobia y Delitos de Odio

Country
Spain

Date / Time
2017-09-21
18:00

Venue info
Centro de la Mujer (Getafe)

Spain lights up the capital!

Saturday, September 23rd, 2017

Madrid Town Hall lights with bi-flag colours

Country
Spain

Date / Time
2017-09-22
22:00

Venue info
Madrid Town Hall
Plaza de Cibeles

Details
The lights of Madrid town hall show the bi flah colours as support to the bi-community.

More info
bit.ly/2yieuRy

Hanoi talks biphobia

Friday, September 22nd, 2017

Country: Vietnam

Place: Khách sạn Sao Mai – số 23 ngõ Thông Phong, đường Tôn Đức Thắng, phường Quốc Tử Giám, quận Đống Đa, Hà Nội

Date: 22 September

Details: Discussion about prejudice against bi people.

Facebook event info here

Bi Open Mic in León

Friday, September 22nd, 2017

Dia de la Visibilidad bisexual

Country
Spain

Date / Time
2017-09-30
18:00

Venue info
Parque Quevedo (Leon) + Pub El Indio

facebook event

¡Este año, AWEN LGTBI+ celebra el Día de la Visibilidad Bisexual en León!

El sábado 30 de septiembre haremos estas actividades para reivindicar la aceptación de la bisexualidad como una orientación sexual tan válida como las demás:
– A las 18:00, Picnic y Micro Abierto en el Parque de Quevedo. Prepara tu mantel, merienda y, si te atreves, lánzate a recitar un poema o leer un texto.
– A las 21:30, leeremos el Manifiesto por la Visibilidad Bisexual en la Plaza de San Marcelo, frente a la Casa Botines.
– A las 00:00, en el Pub El Indio (C/ Murias de Paredes), trae tu pijama a nuestra Fiesta de Bi-jamas. ¡Hay premio para el mejor!

Nuestros mensajes están abiertos a todo lo que queráis aportar.

(google translate:)

This year, AWEN LGTBI + celebrates the Day of Bisexual Visibility in León!

On Saturday, September 30th we will do these activities to claim the acceptance of bisexuality as a sexual orientation as valid as the others:
– At 18:00, Picnic and Micro Open in the Parque de Quevedo. Prepare your tablecloth, eat and, if you do, throw yourself to recite a poem or read a text.
– At 9:30 pm, we will read the Manifesto for Bisexual Visibility in the Plaza de San Marcelo, in front of Casa Botines.
– At 00:00, at Pub L’Indi (C / Murias de Paredes), bring your pajamas to our Bi-jamas party. There is a prize for the best!

Our messages are open to everything you want to contribute.

Bis on TV talk in Barcelona

Friday, September 22nd, 2017

Jornada contra la bifobia i el monosexisme

Country
Spain

Date / Time
2017-09-23
18h

Venue info
La Cinètika (Barcelona)

facebook event

 

El 23 de setembre és el dia internacional de la visibilitat bisexual o, com a Enrenou ens agrada anomenar, el dia de lluita contra el monosexisme.

El monosexisme és l’estructura de poder que oprimeix i discrimina a totes aquelles que ens sentim atretes cap a més d’un gènere, totes aquelles orientacions plurisexuals com la bisexualitat, la pansexualitat, la polisexualitat, entre d’altres.

Enrenou et convidem a participar a un taller sobre monosexisme a les sèries de TV que farem a la Cinètika el mateix dia 23 de Setembre a les 18h. Posteriorment a la nit (22h) llegirem el nostre manifest a la Mertxe! Us hi esperem a totes!

Lloc del taller (18h): La Cinètika, c/ Fabra i Puig, 32, Barcelona
Lloc de la lectura del manifest (22h): la Mertxe, Av. Meridiana amb Lepant.

(google translate:)

September 23 is the international day of bisexual visibility or, as Enrenou we like to call, the day of struggle against monosexualism.

Monosexualism is the power structure that oppresses and discriminates against all those that we feel attracted to more than one gender, all those plurisexual orientations such as bisexuality, pansexuality, polisexuality, among others.

Enrenou invites you to participate in a workshop on monosexualism in the TV series that we will do at Cinetika the same day on September 23 at 6 pm. Later at night (22h) we will read our manifesto in Mertxe! We wait for you all!

Workshop site (6pm): La Cinetica, c / Fabra i Puig, 32, Barcelona
Place of the manifest reading (22h): la Mertxe, Av. Meridiana with Lepanto.

Bi talk in Madrid

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

Charla: Monosexismo, Bifobia y Delitos de Odio y Sangriada

Country
Spain

Date / Time
2017-09-22
19:00

Venue info

Calle Butarque, 11. Leganés
Madrid