Cheese. (popehippo) wrote in ontd_political,

Bi Pride Day

Celebrate Bisexuality Day is observed on September 23 by members of the bisexual community and their supporters.

This day is a call for bisexual, pansexual, friends and supporters to recognize and celebrate bisexuality, bisexual history, bisexual community and culture, and the bi/pansexual people in their lives.

First observed in 1999, Celebrate Bisexuality Day is the brainchild of three United States 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 the bisexual persons by some in both the straight and greater LGBT communities.

In its first year, an observance was held during the International Lesbian and Gay Association, which occurred during the week of the 23rd. While at first it only took hold in areas with an extremely strong bisexual presence, it is now celebrated worldwide.

Events (Beginning on September 23rd):

In Boston: Bilicious Productions

7:30 PM @ Club Cafe, 209 Columbus Ave. Tickets $18-$25 sliding class / $15 students & Seniors
In Chicago
7 PM @ The Center, 3656 N Halsted St. “Working together works”

In Dallas:
6 PM @ The Bronx Restaurant, 3835 Cedar Springs Rd. $5 Donations suggested but not required.
September 27. 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM @ Resource Center Dallas, 2701 Reagan St. Robyn Ochs will be speaking on “Understanding the B in LGBT”

In LA: Bi Arts Festival
7:30 PM - 10 PM @ LA Gay & Lesbian Center in Ed Gould Plaza, 1125 N McCadden Place. $10 Donation Suggested.
September 24. 8 PM @ Cha Cha Lounge. 2375 Glendale Blvd.
September 25. 7 PM - 10 PM @ AMF, 12125 Venice Blvd.
September 26. 6:30 PM - 9 PM @ Hollywood Hills Private Resident email for more info
[Click Here for a Flyer with all Event Details]

In St. Louis
6:30 PM - 9 PM @ The Community LGBT Center, 625 N. Euclid Ave. Theme: Visibility.

In Columbus, OH:
THURSDAY SEPT. 23: 6:30 PM-8:00 PM - Group Dinner at Basil! Join us at
Basil Short North Restaurant (1124 N. High St.) for a fun and
delicious dinner.

8:00 PM - Open Mic and Video Project Kickoff! Join us at Travonna
Coffee House (1195 N. High St.) for an open mic event and the kickoff
of an ongoing documentary video project about bisexuality.

SATURDAY SEPT. 25, 10:00 PM: Awesome Queer Party! Bring some drinks or
food to share and come dance the night away. Please RSVP to in order to receive the street address.

SUNDAY SEPT. 26, 1:00 PM-5:00 PM: Picnic! Join us at the Goodale Park
open shelter, rain or shine, for a fun and informal group picnic.

Source @ fuckyeahbisexuals on Tumblr.

Any other activities going on anywhere else? I added in the ones for Columbus myself.
Tags: holidays, lgbtq / gender & sexual minorities
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