Celebrate Bisexuality Day
Celebrate Bisexuality Day is September 23rd!
Join us at 6pm EST on September 23rd for the LGBTQ+ Resource Center's Celebrate Bisexuality Day event featuring Jen Deerinwater!
Scan the QR or click this link to join the event: https://virginiatech.zoom.us/j/85957839602
First officially observed in 1999 at the International Lesbian and Gay Association Conference in Johannesburg, South Africa, Celebrate Bisexuality Day is the brainchild of three bisexual rights activists: Wendy Curry of Maine, Michael Page of Florida, and Gigi Raven Wilbur of Texas. Wilbur said:
Ever since the Stonewall rebellion, the gay and lesbian community has grown in strength and visibility. The bisexual community also has grown in strength but in many ways we are still invisible. I too have been conditioned by society to automatically label a couple walking hand in hand as either straight or gay, depending upon the perceived gender of each person.
This celebration of bisexuality in particular, as opposed to general LGBT events, was conceived as a response to the prejudice and marginalization of bisexual people by some in both the straight and greater LGBT communities.
Jen Deerinwater is a citizen of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, bisexual, Two Spirit, multiply-disabled journalist, speaker and organizer who covers the issues hir communities face with an intersectional lens. She’s a contributor at Truthout and founding executive director of Crushing Colonialism. Jen is the co-editor of Sacred and Subversive and hir work is included in the anthologies Disability Visibility and Two-Spirits Belong Here. Jen has been interviewed for numerous outlets on hir work and The Advocate named hir a 2019 Champion of Pride. Follow Jen’s musings and soapbox rants on Facebook Twitter and Instagram.