Bisexuals get a minuscule amount of funding because of Biphobia.
LGBT+ organisations rarely provide anything specific for bisexuals because of Biphobia.
The unique experiences of bisexuals are usually incorporated into LGBT+ reports and stats, but never separated by individual sexual orientation because of Biphobia.
Black and POC charities for LGBT+ are terrible at welcoming bisexuals, providing resources for bisexuals and even saying the word bisexual. And why? Because of biphobia.
We are the B in LGBT+ but are rarely represented by Queer organisations. We regularly receive violence and abuse at Pride events from Lesbian and Gay folks. And if we live with other oppressions, our lives can be unbearable. Because of Biphobia.
Queer Hate doesn’t only come from Straight people. Hell, they don’t have to lift a finger, because so many Lesbian and Gay folks do the work for them.
So if you want to shine a light on bisexual visibility, then shed some of that light on how we face biphobia inside the so called LGBT+ communities as well.
Many of you online may have seen recent posts from BiNetUSA regarding the bisexual flag. BiNetUSA have declared that they own the copyright of the flag, and that they will sue anyone or organisation using it, if they make over a certain amount of money per year. This has understandably upset many bi+ people.
BiNetUSA claims the flag is theres, but they themselves tweeted this in 2018:
We at Bisexuals of Colour would like to make public that we in no way agree, endorse or support this decision. We are all sad that BiNetUSA have made this cash-grab, when it isn’t even possible to copyright geometric shapes and flags in general in the U.S We feel this incident will only add to the myth that Bisexuals are greedy, unreliable and untrustworthy. We also acknowledge that this will harm Bisexuals who are people of colour, and/or Indigenous, who are some of the most vulnerable out there. We call on BiNetUSA to apologise for the hurt and fear they have generated as a result of this. Many small bisexual creators, artists and craftspeople now face an uncertain time (during a flipping pandemic!). Nobody needs this.
Much love and acceptance to all of our bi+ siblings around the world.
Queer Cinema presents: Being Bisexual/Pansexual.
This event is FREE and happens in an accessible place. Newham Bisexual event
BiFest Wales/Cymru is happening on May 11th. BiFest Wales has ALWAYS been super-supportive of bisexual people of colour. They think about things like accessibility and inclusiveness, and have being doing so ever since they began years ago. Definitely recommended!
London BiFest 2018 http://london.bifest.org will be happening on 18th of August at Kingston Quaker Centre, from 1pm – 5.30pm. It’s FREE ENTRY for People of Colour! London BiFest has always been a great, fun event that is very inclusive. Definitely a date to put on your diary-type-app!
BIG BI FUNDAY!
They have a travel fund for those who may have trouble travelling to Leicester. It’s a lovely day out for all ages in a safe, accepting space.