New bisexual umbrella :D
I needed to make this image for my upcoming book, so I figured I’d share it with the rest of the world ^_^
Feel free to distribute it around, print it and spread it on.
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Appropriate answer to an “Ask” about Bisexuality & Pansexuality. Since this person is Bisexual that is what they discussed. This person did NOT make things up and pass on misleading biphobic and transphobic rumors & gossip.
If you want to know something about a Bisexuality please Ask the Bisexual Community. ~Thanks
[Ontario, Canada]: As you may know, the data collection period for the Risk & Resilience: Bisexual Mental Health in Ontario is coming to a close.
This is our chance to get data about our community, and our health. Do the survey, pass it on. Please share this notice with your friends, networks, organizations and communities.
Hello! You are invited to participate in a research study about the life experiences of Bisexual Women, with the purpose of gaining information on identity and body image.Participation in this study is limited to Women/Female-identified People who Identify As Bisexual [Ed Note: people who self-identify as queer, unlabeled, or otherwise non-monosexual but also associate with the phrase “bisexual” are welcome to participate], Reside in North America, and are 18 Years of Age or Older. This study is being conducted by a team of diverse LGBTQ affirming researchers at Columbia University and the University of Florida. This study has been approved by the Teachers College IRB (#12-378).
For each participant who completes the survey, $1 will be donated to the Trevor Project. Please feel free to pass this link on to other bisexual women!
Please Note: The principals for this research state that they are familiar with/agree with “Guidelines for Researching and Writing About Bisexuality”, “Best Practices for researchers dealing with the bisexual community”, et. al.
Transcending Boundaries Conference (TBC) is a weekend long Conference/Event where we discuss issues around gender, sex, sexuality and relationships, specifically those that don’t fit into conventional cisgender heteronormativity categories. The focus of the conference is our ever-evolving communities, including bisexual/other non-monosexual identities, queer, trans*, genderqueer, intersex, polyamorous, asexual and kinky persons and those who prefer not to use labels, as well as allies, families and partners.
Transcending Boundaries grew out of a project of BiNet USA, the national bisexual organization. Throughout the 1990’s, BiNet USA helped bisexual activists around the country organize on a local level. In the New England & New York Tri-State Region (Connecticut, New Jersey, Westchester, Long Island, Capitol District/Lower Hudson Valley and New York City) they helped activists sponsor regional conferences. In 2000 the Conference voted to continue the independently; by 2001 the group that ran the conferences formally became a 501(c)3 whose mission is to to run the Northeast regional conference for bisexual, trans* and intersex people and our allies; in 2009, this focus was expanded to include the polyamorous community as well.
At this time of year we get so busy with planning that we forget to tell you all what’s happening! Let’s catch up.
- Tomorrow (Sunday September 9) at 1 PM is our monthly organizers meeting. Attending an organizers meeting is a great way to get involved with the conference and you can attend from anywhere worldwide via skype. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to join the skype conference call.
- Immediately before, at noon, the content committee will meet to finalize this years workshop offerings. If you’re curious what we’ve got so far, check out Our Workshops Page
- This indiegogo campaign is near and dear to our hearts (for obvious reasons!) These guys are coming a long way to be with us!
- We’re looking for intersex voices to contribute to our Intersex Awareness Day event at 11 AM on October 26 through speaking live, recording their thoughts to be played, or writing thoughts to be read at the event. Contact email@example.com
- Registration rates go up on October 1 so if you haven’t registered, now is the time! As our hotel block last year sold out, we also recommend booking your rooms at the Sheraton as soon as possible
by Patrick RichardsFink (aka @Fliponymous) Bisexual activist, niche theist, thinker, writer.
Why, in this day and age, is the term “bisexual” still a bad word with negative connotations? Why do those who may have identified as bisexual in the past feel the need to find other terms for their sexuality today?
Trans-Bi Activist and author Julia Serano had her finger on the pulse of this very issue when she wrote:
“If the word does not resonate with you personally, then simply do not use it. But if you happen to forgo identifying with the word, don’t dare say that it is because you believe that bisexual “reinforces the notion that there are only two genders,” as that claim goes beyond personal statement, and enters the realm of accusation, as it insinuates that people who openly call themselves bisexual (e.g. me) are at best, naive about gender politics, and at worse, oppressing trans people.”
Using other labels to escape biphobia and monosexism only further divides the LGBT community when we should be trying to unite against greater discrimination overall.