Bi Visibility Day 2020
23rd September has been celebrated as Bi Visibility Day since 1999, raising awareness of Bi identities and breaking down stereotypes often associated with those who identify as Bi.
Stonewall defines Bi as “an umbrella term used to describe a romantic and/or sexual orientation towards more than one gender”. The most commonly used terms people adopt to label their Bi identity are “Bisexual” or “Biromantic”, and as an umbrella term can often be associated with identities such as Pansexual/Panromantic and many more other non-monosexual and non-monoromantic identities.
Despite the progress made by the LGBTQ+ movement in Western Society, today there continues to be many prejudicial and negative attitudes, beliefs and opinions towards Bi people – both within the LGBTQ+ community and outside of it – that visibility is still as important as ever to overcome stigma and Biphobic thinking. In many other countries around the world there continues to be discrimination and threats on human rights towards those who identify as LGBTQ+.
Below are a variety of sources and information that are useful to learn more about Bi identities, and how to be a supportive Bi Ally.
Published by Rachel Lawson 23/09/2020