Later this month, LGBTQ+ Health Awareness Week will take place but the month of March is dedicated to raising awareness of the bisexual+ community’s health and well being with Bisexual Health Awareness Month.
Launched in 2014 by the Bisexual Resource Center (BRC), Bisexual+ Health Awareness Month is a campaign dedicated to raising awareness about the bisexual+ community’s social, economic, and health disparities, advocating for resources, and inspiring actions to improve bi+ people’s well-being.
#BiHealthMonth, founded and lead annually by the BRC, raises awareness about the bisexual+ (bi, pansexual, fluid, queer, etc.) community’s social, economic, and health disparities; advocates for resources; and inspires actions to improve bi+ people’s well-being. This year’s campaign centers on Equity. Equity is achieved when the unique needs of our diverse bi+ community have been met, and discrimination against BIPOC, transgender, and disabled members of the bi+ community has been eliminated. The bisexual+ community makes up the majority of the LGBTQ+ community and experiences significantly higher rates of physical, sexual, social, and emotional violence and disparities than gay and straight people, as well as worse physical, mental, and social health. These health disparities are even worse for bi+ people of color and trans people.
There are several ways you can participate in #BiHealthMonth by:
- Posting one or more resources or infographics with the hashtag #BiHealthMonth
- Hosting a virtual community event for bisexual+ people
- Donating to the Bisexual Resource Center, the Visibility Impact Fund, or another bisexual+ community organization
#BiHealthMonth highlights will include an episode of the bi+plus podcast featuring a conversation with BRC board members Noël Schutz and Alexandra Bolles; new, original content from bi+ advocates; and a full calendar of BRC-hosted online events including a Bisexual Social and Support Group (BLiSS) meeting (March 3), Bisexual and Bi-Curious Men’s Group meeting (March 9), Bi+ Book Club meeting discussing Vera Kelly is Not a Mystery (March 10): Young BLiSS Social and Support Group (March 11), Bi/Pan+ Guyz Social Night (March 17), Biversity Brunch (March 20), and Tea with Bisexual Women Partnered with Men (BWPM) (March 21), and Biversity Brunch (March 21); as well as content collaborations and partner events.
The SITREP will also post on our socials information on #BiHealthMonth throughout the month of March to raise awareness of the bisexual+ community. Many thanks to the BRC for leading this important campaign!