IMPORTANT!! It’s time for the annual (2013) International LGBT (marketing) Survey. As the Bisexual Resource Center asks PLEASE TAKE IT anytime thru June 30th, 2013. And then ‘Signal Boost’, Reblog and in general TELL ALL YOUR FRIENDS.
Please take part in CMI’s 7th Annual LGBT Community Survey. Participation in this survey gives important feedback to our LGBT community media and organizations, and provides valid data to companies interested in serving our needs, sponsoring our charities, and supporting their LGBT employees. Last year, the survey was taken by over 45,000 LGBT citizens of 148 countries!
Your answers are completely confidential, and will never be used for sales or marketing purposes. The survey should take less than 15 minutes to complete.
We really need a lot of bisexual/non-mononsexual people to take this survey and share it with everyone they can think of becasue Community Marketing & Insights has graciously shared the important statistical information with Bisexual NGO’s/Charities & Academic Researchers. And these people in turn use it to be able to help provide direct and useful services to you! So please help in this annual effort. Thank You
The Bi Weekly Show takes on a Kickstarter documentary that has a VERY narrow view of what Bisexuality is, imploring Bi folk everywhere to either support Bi created projects or endure a parade of crap that claims to be about our community. Kyle also endorses a book by Bi Activist and writer Shiri Eisner called “Bi: Notes for a Bisexual Revolution”. And oh yeah, another plea to the producers of Survivor to put Mr. Schickner on the show, making him the first out bisexual player ever on the show.
I absolutely agree with what Kyle says here. We need to support Bi authors and filmmakers and speak up for ourselves. That really is for me the big picture issue the more I think about this “The Outsiders of The Outside” issue. It’s not just that what the filmmaker said was stupid, but that it underscores how much people who don’t have a full command of these issues end up speaking for us.
Q. Dear Civil Behavior: I’m bisexual (female), and I want to be out at work. I just don’t quite know how to slip it into conversation … But, bisexual visibility can only get better if people like me don’t cop out and say we are gay when that’s not true. Any advice on how to make “out bisexual” a little easier? ~ Erica, East Brunswick, NJ
A. Over the years I’ve frequently heard from my bi friends that it’s harder for them to come out than it is for those of us who are gay or lesbian because of the enduring myths about being bisexual. Stereotypes persist, and many people think that identifying as bi means
you’re going through a phase
you’re promiscuous or
you’re really gay but not telling the truth.
If more bi folks come out of course visibility increases. But is work the right place to do this? … BUT without making a “declaration,” don’t our straight colleagues routinely discuss how they spent the weekend with their opposite-sex partner, which is a nonchalant way of proclaiming their sexual identity …
“I was thrilled to hear that Clive Davis came out as bisexual, being bisexual myself,” or “Did you hear that same-sex couples will soon be able to marry in Delaware? It means a lot to me since I’m bisexual.”
Context isn’t the only thing that matters here – consider your company and its commitment to diversity and inclusion as well. Many corporations now have LGBT employee groups; think about getting involved as an out bi person and use that public role to reduce the invisibility of bisexuals in the workplace.
[Australia]: Here is fab young bisexual person, High School Student Stephanie Meachen from Albury/Wodonga in rural/regional Australia speaking at the 2013 Equal Love Rally for Marriage Equality on May 11th in Melbourne
No longer will the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Form say, “Mother” and “Father”. Instead, the form was changed so that a student’s Legal Parents can be listed in a Gender-independent manner.
Today the US Department of Education announced that beginning with the 2014-2015 federal student aid form, the Department will—for the first time—collect income and other information from a dependent student’s legal parents regardless of the parents’ marital status or gender, if those parents live together.
The 2014-2015 Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, will provide a new option for dependent applicants to describe their parents’ marital status as “unmarried and both parents living together.” Additionally, where appropriate, the new FAFSA form will also use terms like “Parent 1 (father/mother/stepparent)” and “Parent 2 (father/mother/stepparent)” instead of gender-specific terms like “mother” and “father.”
Minnesota will become the 12th state to allow same-sex couples to marry after the Minnesota Senate approved marriage equality legislation with a 37-30 vote today.
After the bill is signed into law by Gov. Mark Dayton (D), who has promised to do so, Minnesota will become the third state legislature to approve marriage equality legislation this month and the first Midwestern state to do so (Iowa has permitted same-sex marriages since 2009 after a ruling by the state’s Supreme Court).
“With just a few words we have the ability to bring loving families across the state of Minnesota into the full sunshine of equality and freedom that they have been denied for so long,” said lead sponsor and out gay Sen. Scott Dibble (D-District 61) at the start of the debate, as supporters and opponents could be heard demonstrating outside of the chamber.
Same-sex nuptials will begin in Minnesota on August 1st 2013!