Celebrating Bi Visibility Day
It’s time to recognize the bi-cons in your everyday life.
If you didn’t know, Bi Visibility day is September 23 every year; this is a huge accomplishment for the bi community because bisexuality wasn’t always recognized as a valid sexuality choice by others within the LGBTQ+ community.
The celebration began in 1999, to combat bi-phobia. The Bisexual community includes those who have “the potential to be attracted – romantically and/or sexually – to people of more than one sex and/or gender” according to the GLAAD site, and Bi-Visibility day helps bring light to those who can identify with this. GLAAD released a video with celebrities sharing a message to the bisexual community as well.
Bisexual erasure has happened continuously in the media and everyday life. Assuming that a person who dates someone of the opposite sex is straight, saying that bisexuality is a phase, or calling bisexual people allies are all examples of bi-erasure. It is imperative we avoid these and promote bisexuality as a normal spectrum of sexuality. Whenever public figures acknowledge the bi community, they contribute to this effort. Many political figures did so via Twitter, including senator Kamala Harris, and Elizabeth Warren.
On #BiVisibilityDay—and every day—we recommit to securing equal rights for every LGBTQ+ American until they can live openly and proudly. Everyone deserves to live without fear or discrimination. https://t.co/ZfPA9ajr1Z
— Elizabeth Warren (@ewarren) September 23, 2019
Today we recognize #BiVisibilityDay, and the work that still needs to be done to end the erasure. You are valid and we will leave no one to fight alone.
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) September 23, 2019
Bi Visibility Day is a day to celebrate those who are bisexual and recognize that no matter who you love, you determine your sexuality. GLAAD has produced many other videos and more detailed information about bisexuality on their website. Spread the love in support of this special day.