Carol Queen at The White House for #BiWeek!
Our own Staff Sexologist Carol Queen was invited to attend a White House policy briefing for the second annual Bisexual Awareness Week! Read all about this important event at GLAAD.org:
Bi, pansexual, queer, and fluid-identified advocacy leaders from around the country gathered in DC, representing a diverse range of ethnicities, races, gender identities, abilities, geographic backgrounds, and ages, all under the bi umbrella. For many, this wasn’t their first rodeo. The bi community and its history are imbued with dedicated, effective advocacy for gay, trans, racial, gender, and economic equality. These roots run deep, but many fear that others are not always quick to advocate for the bi community’s well-being.
Bi people experience greater rates of health disparities, physical violence, poverty, homelessness, and discriminatory attitudes than their gay, lesbian, and straight peers, despite making up the majority of the LGBT community. Coming together in the nation’s capital with the intention of moving towards a better reality, shaped by the input of bi leaders, was both necessary and encouraging. It was a chance for bi people to unite and succeed impactfully.