HRC is proud to join organizations across the country to observe the fifth annual Bisexual Health Awareness Month.
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HRC is proud to join organizations across the country to observe the fifth annual Bisexual Health Awareness Month. The Bisexual Resource Center (BRC) announced that this year the campaign will “reflect on past progress and identify actions to shape the future” for the bisexual community.
A study conducted by UCLA’s Williams Institute found that the bisexual population is the single largest group within the LGBTQ community, with about half identifying as bisexual.
“Acceptance and understanding is the key to creating visibility for the bisexual community,” said Laya Monarez, co-chair of HRC’s Bi/Pan/Queer/Fluid Employee Resource Group. “There is still great stigma toward the bisexual community, which makes it difficult for us to be out even to our medical providers. It’s important that communities are welcoming and accepting of bisexual people. Once we erase biphobia, bisexual people will be able to fully address the disparities in health we currently face, allowing us to lead full and healthy lives.”
These are some of the startling health disparities facing the bisexual community:
In 2016, HRC published its Resource Guide to Coming Out as Bisexual, highlighting the potential challenges in coming out as bisexual and providing tools to “live openly wherever and whenever you are safe, able and ready.”
HRC is proud to mark Bisexual Health Awareness Month to raise awareness of the numerous health disparities that the bisexual community faces.
For more resources and information on HRC’s work with the bisexual community, please visit hrc.org/bisexual.