Last week I wrote about a group of bi activists who were getting ready to attend President Obama's annual LGBT Pride Reception, which took place Friday, June 15. This week I followed up with them to learn how the experience went.
As he has done each year since taking office, President Obama has included bisexual activists in his annual LGBT Pride Reception, taking place Friday, June 15. I had the opportunity to speak with some of this year's bi guests to learn how they are gearing up for their trip.
What has been accomplished in the 20-plus years that BiNet USA and other such groups have existed? What has lasted in terms of bi visibility and validation since activists quietly or loudly asserted their right to be themselves?
Victor Raymond, Ph.D., one of the founders of BECAUSE, joined our conversation to give me the inside scoop on where BECAUSE has been, where it is now, and where it's going. Here are the highlights from our conversation.
Today, we and other leaders from the bisexual community will be attending a briefing at the White House on the issues impacting our community. It's a good day when our government reaches out to a community like ours that is facing systemic and institutionalized discrimination.