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Celebrate Bisexual Day – Tomorrow, 23 September, 2012


Celebrate Bisexual Day, which began in 1999, is a worldwide event which addresses issues bisexual people face and also  raises the awareness about bisexuality and to celebrate the diversity of and differences within the LGBTI communities.  The existence of bisexuality, the romantic or sexual attraction to both the same and opposite sex,  is often misunderstood and denied.   Bisexuals are probably the least known group in the LGBT community.

The triangles, moons and flag are all symbols of the bisexual community.  Some people prefer not to use the triangles because of their association with the Nazis.  Blue stands for heterosexuality.  Pink stands for bisexuality.  The purple in the middle stands for bisexuality.

Although 23 September is officially Celebrate Bisexual Day, events take place from the middle to the end of September.

Worldwide Events:

Australia: 
23 September: Joy FM, Melbourne has bi coming out stories with Bi Alliance

Denmark:
23 September: Copenhagen bis will be getting together to watch the film “3” and chat over food.

France: 
22-23 September  A form about bisexuality will be made available online and will be distributed in several public places (streets, squares, commercial centres, and so on) by teams of members of four French LGBT and bi associations (Bi’cause, SOS Homophobie, Mag Jeunes LGBT and Act-Up).

Spain (Día Mundial de la Visibilidad de las Personas ):

21 September: Acropoli organises a party at DLRO in Calle Pelayo, 59, Madrid.
23 September:  Acropoli will be serving Vichyssoise at their headquarters in Callao from 18:00 to 20:00.
25 September: Cogam is organising a workshop at their headquartes in Calle Pueblo, 9, Madrid.  It will discuss perspectives and respect of everyone, regardless of their sexuality

UK 

Friday 21st:
Salford: Bi quiz & social organised by Out in Salford.

Saturday 22nd:
Edinburgh: Community Summer Fete with Bi Visibility stage

Sunday 23rd:
Birmingham: bi chat over coffee from 1.30pm at Coffee Lounge.
Brighton #1: 6-8pm at Jubilee Library. Facebook page for this event.
Bristol: picnic 1-4pm.
Cardiff: picnic 1-4pm at St Fagans.
London: BiFete 2-5pm at Mad Hatter Hotel, Southwark
Nottingham: Music & spoken word event at the Maze.
Sheffield: Picnic in Endcliffe park 1pm-. Facebook event.
Winchester: 8pm, Hyde Tavern. Facebook event.
Wolverhamption: 5pm, meet at Gifford Arms.

Tuesday 25th:
Bristol: Greedy club night 9pm-2am.

Wednesday 26th:
London: Naughty Stories with Bis of Colour, Soho.

Friday 28th:
Manchester: BiPhoria outreach stall followed by pub social.

USA:
19 September: Princeton Uni celebrates.

22 September:
Boston bis get together
New York bis do too
Saint Paul, Minnesota: get together at the Chatterbox.

23 September:
The Los Angeles bi arts festival is on.
Houston radio KPFT 90.1 FM, After Hours Queer Radio – Bi special. The show airs from midnight – 3:00 am US Central Time Zone.
Chicago bis have plans too.

Sources: http://www.ilga-europe.org/home/news/for_media/media_releases/23_september_celebrate_bisexuality_day
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bisexuality
http://september23.bi.org/
http://www.reservasgays.com/actualidad/espana/arcopoli-y-cogam-organizan-actividades-con-motivo-del-dia-mundial-de-la-bisexualidad/519795

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