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Celebrating Bisexual Awareness Week

Faith Cheltenham, President of BiNet USA (Photo credit: HLN)

Faith Cheltenham, President of BiNet USA (Photo credit: HLN)

The 2nd annual Bisexual Awareness Week (#biweek) will run from September 20 – 26, with September 23rd marked as the “International Celebrate Bisexuality Day.” Events throughout the week will touch on diverse issues related to bisexual visibility, identity and community. With events in cities across the country and several online opportunities for participation for the bi community and allies, this year is expected to be the most successful yet.

“In a world increasingly acknowledging the complexity of human sexuality, including bisexuality and sexual fluidity, BiNet USA is thrilled to support a national conversation that accelerates the cultural acceptance of our community,” said Faith Cheltenham, President of BiNet USA.

“Despite comprising more than half of the lesbian, gay, and bisexual population, bisexual people are only about one third as likely to be out to their close friends and family, ” said Heron Greenesmith, LGBT Movement and Policy Analyst at the Movement Advancement Project. “As shown in our new infographic, two-thirds of bisexual people report hearing negative comments at work and bisexual people are more likely to report negative health outcomes.”

The 2015 Bisexual Awareness Week is presented by BiNet USA in co-sponsorship with GLAAD with generous support from the Arcus Foundation.

Washington, D.C. is one of many cities celebrating Bisexual Awareness Week. Tuesday, September 22 is the Bi+ Community Health and Wellness Festival for #BiWeek 2015, with a reception starting at 6:30 p.m. at the Equality Forum at the Human Rights Campaign. The event will begin with a reception and an official proclamation of Bisexual Awareness Week from the DC Mayor’s office. Free on-site HIV testing will also be available during the reception from Whitman Walker Health. http://www.binetusa.org/biweek-washington-dc


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