Post submitted by Helen Parshall, HRC Diversity & Inclusion Assistant
As we wrap up Bisexual Health Awareness Month, it’s important to remember that the work for bisexual inclusion happens year-round. HRC is proud to have joined with organizations across the country to uplift the experiences of the bisexual community.
Check out these great resources for continuing the work of building social support and resiliency for the bisexual community:
- HRC’s “A Resource Guide to Coming Out As Bisexual” is filled with important words of advice for navigating the unique challenges in coming out as bisexual. The guide provides “tools to come out and live openly wherever and whenever you are safe, able and ready.”
- Workplace inclusion and visibility continues to be an obstacle for many bisexual people. HRC Foundation’s report “Bisexual Visibility in the Workplace” offers tips for both employees as well as management about how to foster a more welcoming workplace environment.
- The Movement Advancement Project’s “Invisible Majority: The Disparities Facing Bisexual People and How to Remedy Them” is a comprehensive breakdown of the “the key areas in which bisexual people face disparities” and also offers “recommendations for policymakers, communities and service providers” to take concrete steps toward fostering bisexual inclusion in all facets of society.
- HRC’s “Health Disparities Among Bisexual People” revealed alarming gaps in access to medically necessary healthcare and treatment within the bisexual community.
- The Bisexual Resource Center’s (BRC) pamphlet “Mental Health in the Bisexual Community: Biphobia, Bi Erasure, & Getting Help” is a quick guide for bisexual individuals who may be struggling in the wake of biphobia and bi erasure. BRC provides a list of tips for self-care strategies and avenues for seeking support.
- HRC Foundation’s “Supporting and Caring for Our Bisexual Youth” revealed startling disparities in the experiences of bi+ youth compared with their peers. Developed in partnership with the Bisexual Resource Center, BiNet USA and the Bisexual Organizing Project, and based on data collected by HRC Foundation’s ground-breaking 2012 survey “Growing Up LGBT in America”, the bi+ youth respondents reported unique challenges in both family, school and social environments.
#StillBisexual is an ongoing social media campaign to celebrate bisexual stories. #StillBisexual that aims to dispel the pervasive myth that bisexuality is ‘just a phase’ and other biphobic stereotypes through the sharing of these stories around the world. Their mission is “to tell as many bisexuals’ personal stories as possible to change the cultural conversation around bisexuality and help create a better and more accepting world for current and future generations of bisexuals.”