Category: Bi Power

theadvocatemag:

Today is IDAHOT: International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia. Let’s keep up the good fight!

theadvocatemag:

Today is IDAHOT: International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia. Let’s keep up the good fight!

Bisexual+ Contingent at NYC’s 2017 LGBT Pride March & Festival

Calling ALL Bisexual+, and otherwise Non-Monosexual, SGL (Same Gender Loving), Queer, Questioning, Asexual, Cisgender, Genderqueer, Intersex, Nonbinary, Trans, Poly and just plain old Bi-friendly Gay, Lesbian & “Straight-But-Not-Narrow” folks who live, work or play in NYC.

This year don’t get left standing on the sidelines. Instead, please come and join us in the Bisexual+/Non-Monosexual + Queer-identified Contingent in New York City’s 48th Annual LGBT Pride March on Sunday June 25th 2017 and be part of all the fun and excitement. 

Group Name: New York Area Bisexual Network (NYABN)
Section: 7 Group Number: 8
Staging Area: 41st Street between Park & Madison
Section Opens: 2 PM (wait time to step off can be 2+ hours)
Check-In Time: start lining up between 2 PM till 3:30PM 

Afterward let’s all hang out and get to know each other, make plans for some future fun Meetups and Parties or to get more involved in all your  local Bi+ Pride Groups. We all usually stop afterwards to rest our feet, grab a bite to eat, and chat at Sammy’s Noodle Shop & Grill (461 6th Ave corner of 11th St) in the West Village.

So hope to see YOU there on the last Sunday in June come Rain or Shine!

erikalynae:

Let’s talk about Brenda Howard for a sec because I feel like all of the people shouting that “het”-partnered bisexuals don’t belong at Pride are missing a good chunk of their Pride history.

Brenda was:

  • A bisexual, polyamorous woman and activist
  • In a “het” relationship with partner Larry Nelson
  • Known as the Mother of Pride for her work in organizing the first LGBT Pride events
  • A participant in the Stonewall Riots
  • An active member of the Gay Liberation Front, Gay Activists Alliance, Coalition for Lesbian and Gay Rights, BiPAC, and BiNET USA,  among others
  • Co-founder of the New York Area Bisexual Network
  • Founder of the first Alcoholics Anonymous chapter for bisexuals
  • An incredibly important figure in the LGBT community, who paved the way for Pride and LGBT activism as we know it today

“Het”-partnered bisexuals don’t just belong at Pride, they were integral to its creation.

(Bonus facts: Brenda was also Jewish, a sex worker, and an outspoken feminist. I highly recommend learning about her because she was seriously an amazing woman.)

bialogue-group:

There Are No Closets In Tipis

… and no pipelines, police, prisons, and weapons manufacturers in a Two Spirit LGBTQIA paradise. ~Jen Deerinwater, a  DC-based

bisexual+, two-spirit, disabled, journalist,  activist, and member of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma.  They were among those who protested the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) at Standing Rock in 2016.

Deerinwater pointed to Capital Pride sponsor Wells Fargo’s involvement in the Dakota Access Pipeline, which spawned protests from the Standing Rock Sioux and allies, as one reason for concern, ‘Wells Fargo is one of the primary financial backers of the Dakota Access Pipeline,” she said. “As an indigenous person and as a queer person, I cannot understand why Capital Pride would work with an organization that is actively causing harm to our community members.”    ~Indigenous Resistance: Crushing Colonialism

#NoJusticeNoPride #TwoSpiritNation#BiFuriousNotBicurious

There Are No Closets In Tipis

… and no pipelines, police, prisons, and weapons manufacturers in a Two Spirit LGBTQIA paradise. ~Jen Deerinwater, a  DC-based

bisexual+, two-spirit, disabled, journalist,  activist, and member of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma.  They were among those who protested the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) at Standing Rock in 2016.

Deerinwater pointed to Capital Pride sponsor Wells Fargo’s involvement in the Dakota Access Pipeline, which spawned protests from the Standing Rock Sioux and allies, as one reason for concern, ‘Wells Fargo is one of the primary financial backers of the Dakota Access Pipeline,” she said. “As an indigenous person and as a queer person, I cannot understand why Capital Pride would work with an organization that is actively causing harm to our community members.”    ~Indigenous Resistance: Crushing Colonialism

#NoJusticeNoPride #TwoSpiritNation#BiFuriousNotBicurious

There Are No Closets In Tipis

… and no pipelines, police, prisons, and weapons manufacturers in a Two Spirit LGBTQIA paradise. ~Jen Deerinwater, a  DC-based

bisexual+, two-spirit, disabled, journalist,  activist, and member of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma.  They were among those who protested the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) at Standing Rock in 2016.

Deerinwater pointed to Capital Pride sponsor Wells Fargo’s involvement in the Dakota Access Pipeline, which spawned protests from the Standing Rock Sioux and allies, as one reason for concern, ‘Wells Fargo is one of the primary financial backers of the Dakota Access Pipeline,” she said. “As an indigenous person and as a queer person, I cannot understand why Capital Pride would work with an organization that is actively causing harm to our community members.”    ~Indigenous Resistance: Crushing Colonialism

#NoJusticeNoPride #TwoSpiritNation#BiFuriousNotBicurious


Faith Cheltenham: “Kudos to the dreamers, the fighters, rule breakers and boundary makers. Keep on letter writers! Keep strong and carry on.”


Faith Cheltenham: “When I won a NLGJA Award for “Bisexuals at the gates”, due to an unfortunate amount of bi erasure I thought it best to wear the Bi Pride Flag”


Faith Cheltenham: “Personal and political threats to our bodies are something bisexuals are used to We are also familiar with fighting the fuck back”


Faith Cheltenham: “Kudos to the dreamers, the fighters, rule breakers and boundary makers. Keep on letter writers! Keep strong and carry on.”

binetusa:

BiNet USA Op-Ed: #BiQuestionsTrump by

Faith Cheltenham, VP BiNet USA 

Honestly? As a bisexual person of color, I have many questions for President Trump. And, I have questions for the bi+ community and our allies too––questions about who we are, what we stand for, how we’re surviving, and how we can hold each other, our leadership, and the President accountable.

Are you, like me, terrified for the present and futures of bi+ youth, trans youth, people of color (POC) youth, and bi+ trans POC youth? For all lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex and asexual people? …

Is mainstream and LGBT media amplifying misinformation about bisexual people when they incorrectly report on bi+ celebs like Mel B, Angelina Jolie and Amber Heard and their very real experiences of violence? Is it that better or worse than when they neglect to report on our experiences at all? …

Once again, is our collective experience being used to sell records and films, to generate donations to organizations, and be silently consumed without a single whisper of “our letter” or an acknowledgment of our very existence? …

“Kudos to the dreamers, the fighters, rule breakers and boundary makers. Keep on letter writers! Keep strong and carry on.

binetusa:

BiNet USA Op-Ed: #BiQuestionsTrump by

Faith Cheltenham, VP BiNet USA 

Honestly? As a bisexual person of color, I have many questions for President Trump. And, I have questions for the bi+ community and our allies too––questions about who we are, what we stand for, how we’re surviving, and how we can hold each other, our leadership, and the President accountable.

Are you, like me, terrified for the present and futures of bi+ youth, trans youth, people of color (POC) youth, and bi+ trans POC youth? For all lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex and asexual people? …

Is mainstream and LGBT media amplifying misinformation about bisexual people when they incorrectly report on bi+ celebs like Mel B, Angelina Jolie and Amber Heard and their very real experiences of violence? Is it that better or worse than when they neglect to report on our experiences at all? …

Once again, is our collective experience being used to sell records and films, to generate donations to organizations, and be silently consumed without a single whisper of “our letter” or an acknowledgment of our very existence? …

“Kudos to the dreamers, the fighters, rule breakers and boundary makers. Keep on letter writers! Keep strong and carry on.


Faith Cheltenham: “Kudos to the dreamers, the fighters, rule breakers and boundary makers. Keep on letter writers! Keep strong and carry on.”


Faith Cheltenham: “When I won a NLGJA Award for “Bisexuals at the gates”, due to an unfortunate amount of bi erasure I thought it best to wear the Bi Pride Flag”


Faith Cheltenham: “Personal and political threats to our bodies are something bisexuals are used to We are also familiar with fighting the fuck back”


Faith Cheltenham: “Kudos to the dreamers, the fighters, rule breakers and boundary makers. Keep on letter writers! Keep strong and carry on.”

BiNet USA Op-Ed: #BiQuestionsTrump by

Faith Cheltenham, VP BiNet USA 

Honestly? As a bisexual person of color, I have many questions for President Trump. And, I have questions for the bi+ community and our allies too––questions about who we are, what we stand for, how we’re surviving, and how we can hold each other, our leadership, and the President accountable.

Are you, like me, terrified for the present and futures of bi+ youth, trans youth, people of color (POC) youth, and bi+ trans POC youth? For all lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex and asexual people? …

Is mainstream and LGBT media amplifying misinformation about bisexual people when they incorrectly report on bi+ celebs like Mel B, Angelina Jolie and Amber Heard and their very real experiences of violence? Is it that better or worse than when they neglect to report on our experiences at all? …

Once again, is our collective experience being used to sell records and films, to generate donations to organizations, and be silently consumed without a single whisper of “our letter” or an acknowledgment of our very existence? …

“Kudos to the dreamers, the fighters, rule breakers and boundary makers. Keep on letter writers! Keep strong and carry on.