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Bi+ Awareness Week: 5 Resources To Know

Bi+ communities make up over half of the LGBTQ community, and yet only receive a small fraction of LGBTQ grants, according to the San Francisco Human Rights Commission. For decades, leaders in Bi+ communities have advocated for more funding, highlighting how grant-makers ignoring unique challenges of the community is a root cause for why health and economic disparities are so much worse for Bi+ people than lesbian, gay, and straight peers. These leaders in Bi+ organizations work tirelessly to provide community, support groups, training, education, and research that nobody else will. 

So as we celebrate Bi+ week, we at Out in Tech are giving you a list of Bi+ organizations/resources to support this week and beyond. All these resources place their focus not just on folks who identify as bisexual but also those who are attracted to more than one gender including—but not limited to—pansexual, omnisexual, polysexual, fluid, queer people as well as those who prefer to not use any labels.

The International Bisexuality Research Conference

The International Bisexuality Research Conference is a free, online, daylong conference for anyone who wants to learn more about bisexual, pansexual, polysexual, plurisexual, queer, fluid, and unlabeled experiences. Learn from 70 Bi+ researchers and join the research community! Register for the conference here.

The Bisexual Resource Center

This organization works to connect the Bi+ community and help its members thrive through resources, support, and celebration. They offer information for youth, families, allies, those just coming out, and more. It also hosts the Bi Health Awareness Month social media campaign every March to spotlight the specific issues faced by the Bi+ community. Donate here and/or find Bi+ group to join.

Still Bisexual

Still Bisexual started as a social media campaign created in 2015 which led to widespread coverage. Then it expanded to become a full-fledged non-profit organization focusing on bisexual education and health advocacy for Bi+ people. It was listed as a “must-have resource” for bisexual health by the Human Rights Campaign. Donate to Still Bisexual and/or get involved with its committees.

The Visibility Impact Fund

The Visibility Impact Fund started as a giving circle in the summer of 2020, becoming the first EVER grassroots grant-maker to provide dedicated funds to Bi+ communities. The money in this fund goes to Bi+ specific nonprofit organizations, training, education, programs and projects that have impact. Join the giving circle, donate to the fund and/or get involved with the organization.

The American Institute of Bisexuality

The American Institute of Bisexuality encourages, supports and assists research and education about bisexuality, through programs likely to make a material difference and enhance public knowledge, awareness and understanding about Bi+ people. Donations go directly to support bi.org, a project of the American Institute of Bisexuality.

Want to connect with more queer techies? Join our growing Out in Tech Slack community, where you’ll find thousands LGBTQ+ folx to hang out with. We have an awesome slack channel geared towards building a community for the Bi+/Mspec experience – Join the #mspec-bi-pan-omni-multisexual channel by messaging @Jay Bryson (He/Him) for an invitation.

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