Category: BiNet USA

Today as we celebrate the 21st Birthday of the Bisexual Pride Flag, we also should talk about how it’s creation is intertwined with the History of the creation of the Transgender Pride Flag

Here’s a video from the YouTube Channel of Trans-activist Monica Helms, the creator of the Trans Pride Flag where as she explains –

“Many people asked me about the history of the Trans Flag, so I made this video to give people the information. This is a remake, with new images and more effects. It is fun to watch.”


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.

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.

Shout out to the bisexuals out here slutting it up. Shout out to the bisexuals who enjoy threesomes (or foursomes+) and take advantage of those opportunities. Much love to the polyamorous bisexuals and the bisexuals who say they’re bi-curious and those who don’t like sex at all.

Glory be to the trans, gender non-conforming and nonbinary bisexuals. Y’all foine AF.

Hugs to the bisexual+ women/femmes who leave their lesbian partners and eventually end up with male partners and vice versa. Relationships of all orientations end and don’t let anyone make you feel guilty for getting out or for moving forward with whomever you please. It’s your life. Fuck their judgment.

Bowing deep to all my black and brown bisexuals who have been shining in every way since humanity was a thing. Sending prayers of protection to all my immigrant and refugee bisexuals, restorative justice to my indigenous bisexuals and two-spirit folks, profound respect and recognition to all the elder bisexuals who got us here, and access to every single differently-abled bisexual on this planet.

Protection and healing to all the closeted bisexuals who feel like they have to use gay, lesbian or straight labels to survive. We’re here for you when and if ever you decide to take the glorious and terrifying leap.

Love to the bisexual+/pansexual/polysexual/omnisexual/asexual/biromantic/aro/fluid/no label/queer/questioning/OMG-I-don’t-know-sexuals just trying to find their way. Shout out to all the bisexuals under the vast bi+ umbrella who feel like a more specific label suits them a little better.

Love and light to the bisexuals who will hold onto their bi+ label and you’ll have to pry it from their cold dead hands. Bi+ is not binary (or transphobic) and pan is not sanctimonious (or transphobic). We are a community and we had better act like one because we can’t win without each other.

Eternal love, familial bonds and transformative wisdom to all the bisexuals out here trying to live our best lives, whether we fit their dusty and falsely monolithic stereotypes at times, or nah. We are more of the queer community than anyone else and our expressions of bisexuality are not always going to look or be the same. That’s ok. Just know that when the bi+ bat signal goes up and the bat phones ring, whatever your label, or lack thereof, we had better show up and show out. For all of us.

Shout out to the bisexuals out here slutting it up. Shout out to the bisexuals who enjoy threesomes (or foursomes+) and take advantage of those opportunities. Much love to the polyamorous bisexuals and the bisexuals who say they’re bi-curious and those who don’t like sex at all.

Glory be to the trans, gender non-conforming and nonbinary bisexuals. Y’all foine AF.

Hugs to the bisexual+ women/femmes who leave their lesbian partners and eventually end up with male partners and vice versa. Relationships of all orientations end and don’t let anyone make you feel guilty for getting out or for moving forward with whomever you please. It’s your life. Fuck their judgment.

Bowing deep to all my black and brown bisexuals who have been shining in every way since humanity was a thing. Sending prayers of protection to all my immigrant and refugee bisexuals, restorative justice to my indigenous bisexuals and two-spirit folks, profound respect and recognition to all the elder bisexuals who got us here, and access to every single differently-abled bisexual on this planet.

Protection and healing to all the closeted bisexuals who feel like they have to use gay, lesbian or straight labels to survive. We’re here for you when and if ever you decide to take the glorious and terrifying leap.

Love to the bisexual+/pansexual/polysexual/omnisexual/asexual/biromantic/aro/fluid/no label/queer/questioning/OMG-I-don’t-know-sexuals just trying to find their way. Shout out to all the bisexuals under the vast bi+ umbrella who feel like a more specific label suits them a little better.

Love and light to the bisexuals who will hold onto their bi+ label and you’ll have to pry it from their cold dead hands. Bi+ is not binary (or transphobic) and pan is not sanctimonious (or transphobic). We are a community and we had better act like one because we can’t win without each other.

Eternal love, familial bonds and transformative wisdom to all the bisexuals out here trying to live our best lives, whether we fit their dusty and falsely monolithic stereotypes at times, or nah. We are more of the queer community than anyone else and our expressions of bisexuality are not always going to look or be the same. That’s ok. Just know that when the bi+ bat signal goes up and the bat phones ring, whatever your label, or lack thereof, we had better show up and show out. For all of us.

BiNet USA Salutes President Obama’s Appointment of New Civil Rights Commissioners:

“As bisexual+ people, we’re used to being erased, or ignored, or overlooked. We’re rightfully frustrated when others act as if the B in LGBT is silent or not there at all. We get caught up in debates about labels.

All of these conversations are crucial for bi+ folks to have AND we also need to remember that, as bisexuals+, trans, gay, lesbian, queer, intersex, and asexual people, we’re all in this thing together, working for social justice.” ~Martha Hardy​ for the Bisexual Organizing Project (BOP​)


Catherine Lhamon and Debo Adegbile’s work is crucial to the well-being of Bisexual+ Americans. BiNet USA​ wholeheartedly supports today’s appointments as Commissioners for six-year terms on the United States Commission on Civil Rights​.  As part of the #bistories project, BiNet USA​, working with Freedom for All Americans​, discovered hundreds of instances of bisexual+ discrimination in education, housing and work.

To learn more about the disparities facing Bisexual+ people in the USA please see:

  1. Invisible Majority: The Disparities Facing Bisexual People and How to Remedy Them (2016) Movement Advancement Project
  2. The Bi Stories Project: (2016) First person narratives from Bisexual Americans from a joint project of BiNet USA and Freedom For All Americans

BiNet USA Salutes President Obama’s Appointment of New Civil Rights Commissioners:

“As bisexual+ people, we’re used to being erased, or ignored, or overlooked. We’re rightfully frustrated when others act as if the B in LGBT is silent or not there at all. We get caught up in debates about labels.

All of these conversations are crucial for bi+ folks to have AND we also need to remember that, as bisexuals+, trans, gay, lesbian, queer, intersex, and asexual people, we’re all in this thing together, working for social justice.” ~Martha Hardy​ for the Bisexual Organizing Project (BOP​)


Catherine Lhamon and Debo Adegbile’s work is crucial to the well-being of Bisexual+ Americans. BiNet USA​ wholeheartedly supports today’s appointments as Commissioners for six-year terms on the United States Commission on Civil Rights​.  As part of the #bistories project, BiNet USA​, working with Freedom for All Americans​, discovered hundreds of instances of bisexual+ discrimination in education, housing and work.

To learn more about the disparities facing Bisexual+ people in the USA please see:

  1. Invisible Majority: The Disparities Facing Bisexual People and How to Remedy Them (2016) Movement Advancement Project
  2. The Bi Stories Project: (2016) First person narratives from Bisexual Americans from a joint project of BiNet USA and Freedom For All Americans

The greatest wealth is health. ~Virgil​

[USA]: It’s LGBTQ Enrollment Week of Actionopen enrollment means open for everyone, including ALL bisexuals+ their families and friends! So we are getting the word out to the Entire Bisexual Community​ this holiday season!  Get Medical Coverage, then Get That Check-Up and Be Healthy!

And it helps that it’s cheaper and easier than ever before to get financial help and Get Covered for 2017.  So CLICK THE LINK and give yourself and your loved ones the Gift of Health Care this Holiday Season. 


Note: Bisexual+ (Bi+ for short) is just *shorthand* for ALL Non-Monosexual people inclusive of but not limited to: Bisexual & Biromantic as well as Ambisexual, Flexisexual, Fluid, Heteroflexible & Homoflexible, Multisexual, No Labels, Omnisexual, Pansexual, Polysexual, Pomosexual, SGL (Same-gender Loving), Sapiosexual, Queer-identified, Questioning et al.

Additionally the Bisexual+ Community has always/will always include people of ALL genders/gender identification including but not limited to: Androgynous, Cis, Genderqueer, Gender-Nonconforming, Non-binary, Trans, et al.