Imaan, the Muslim LGBT+ group are holding their first ever festival! Tickets are on sale now: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/imaanfest-muslim-pride-tickets-90779683477 and include low-cost tickets of Queer Muslims on a low income. We at Bisexuals of Colour are so pleased this is happening. LGBT+ Muslims face racism, queerphobia and Islamaphobia inside and outside of Queer communities. This is the an opportunity for often-alienated LGBT+ Muslims and their supporters to come together and celebrate who they are. We stand with our Bisexual Muslim friends and siblings!
On #worldaidsday please remember the bisexuals and pansexuals of colour who are demonised as spreaders of sexually transmitted diseases, when the reality is that we face racism and biphobia when trying to access S.T.I help. We experience multiple barriers from medical institutions, from Queer communities and from communities of colour too. It often feels like there are few safer places for us. We shouldn’t have to fight battles on so many fronts. Bi’s of Colour are here for you (link in bio), but we are just one volunteer run group. You can support other bi & pan people of colour by calling out organisations who erase us. You can include us in your events & projects. You can stop being defensive and violent when we demand you stop pushing us under the bus. HIV & AIDS doesnt discriminate. You can do better than a disease.
Free event on June 3rd: Town Hall Takeover!
Something I saw on http://miles-thebi.tumblr.com which really struck a cord, and we would really want to adopt it too.
Bi’s of Colour will not engage in any discussion or arguments over bisexuality vs pansexuality. This whole argument was born of straight, lesbian and gay people giving wrong definitions of what makes a person bi or pan. Until the 19th Century, Gay meant Happy, and Lesbian was someone of any gender who came from the Greek Island of Lesbos. At that time bisexual also meant Intersex. The definition of all three of these terms have changed drastically over the past 100+ years. Bisexuals and Pansexuals have enough to deal with, without getting into verbal fights over which term is more suitable.
The term Bisexual has a long history, but if you want to call yourself Pansexual, do it! Nobody gets to define your sexual orientation for you. You can be Transgender and Bisexual, Intersex and Pansexual, Cisgender and Bisexual, Asexual and Pansexual, and much, much more!
We at Bi’s of Colour hope you will be happy in your sexual orientation, however you define it. Don’t let monosexuals tear us apart!