Bisexual Visibility Day 2020

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The Bisexual Flag. Created in 1998 by Michael Page. The pink is for same-sex/gender attraction, blue is for different sex/gender attraction, and purple is to represent the attraction across the whole gender spectrum. 

Story by Christian (CJ) Joseph Walden, Staff Writer

Glossary

Term Definition
Bisexuality Being attracted to both males and females. 
Bisexual erasure/bierasure The belief that bisexuality does not exist. 
Biphobia The specific hatred of bi people from anyone, sometimes even including other members of the LGBTQ+ community. 

 

Bisexual Visibility Day is on September 23rd. This day exists to recognize and celebrate the history, community, and culture of all members of the bisexual community. Bi Visibility Day also exists to acknowledge problems the bi community faces such as bierasure or biphobia.

Homophobia, specifically biphobia, is targeted to make bisexual individuals feel inferior to others for something that they cannot control. That is why it is important to celebrate who one is, and to find ways to inform the public about issues that persons of the LGBTQ+ community face on a daily basis.

Within the LGBTQ+ community, it is popular to commemorate all parts of pride with festivals, parades, and educational seminars. These events are important to host so the public may be informed and all persons may celebrate. However, even though they’re not possible because of the COVID-19 pandemic, that does not mean that the 2020 Bisexual Pride Day is canceled. 

One can still celebrate with friends and family and even post on social media to spread awareness. This way, one can still be able to celebrate and spread the message, so others may still be informed. 

It is important for the community to honor who they are, no matter what. Remember that everyone is valid and deserves to celebrate who they are, given is paramount that people rise against all homophobia and try to educate the public. 

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