CELEBRATE BISEXUALITY DAY | SEPTEMBER 23
On September 23rd, Celebrate Bisexuality Day unites the bisexual community, their friends, and their supporters. It also raises awareness and provides an opportunity to educate the public about bisexuality.
The day aims to counteract prejudice of bisexuals by both the straight and greater LGBT communities. Across the country, organizations will hold events in communities designed to dispel myths and increase awareness.
HOW TO OBSERVE CELEBRATE BISEXUALITY DAY
There are several opportunities to celebrate this day. The day encourages education and understanding and calls to both supporters and those who are still developing an understanding.
- Attend a poetry reading or a seminar. Through these venues, a better understanding can be gained.
- Celebrate positive relationships or visit a festival. Share in the love and support of both the relationships and the community.
- Listen to a podcast. Sometimes, seeking answers to questions on your own can also lead to enlightenment.
- Find out how to support friends or family members who are bisexual. Ask questions. Listen to their stories. You may discover a new-found appreciation for a friend or family member’s relationships.
- Share your story. By speaking up, you’re able to help raise awareness for others.
Embrace bisexuality and use #CelebrateBisexualityDay to post on social media.
CELEBRATE BISEXUALITY DAY HISTORY
Three United States bisexual rights activists, Wendy Curry of Maine, Michael Page of Florida, and Gigi Raven Wilbur of Texas started Celebrate Bisexuality Day in 1999. The founders chose the birthday of Freddy Mercury (Queen’s lead singer) to establish the date. The date perfectly represented the dedication to raising awareness and the need for eliminating prejudice.