The 411 on Bisexual Resources
By Ellyn Ruthstrom
Have today’s Bi Pride Day blog posts piqued your interest to find out more about bisexuality? Or are you bisexual and are you seeking more ways to engage with the community? Here are some online resources for you to find out more about the bisexual community, its organizations, and the various issues which concern the community.
Bisexual Resource Center (BRC): The oldest U.S. national bisexual organization that publishes resources such as Getting Bi: Voices of Bisexuals Around the World for the bisexual community and raises awareness about bisexuality in the LGBT and straight communities. The BRC envisions a world where love is celebrated, regardless of sexual orientation or gender expression.
BRC Brochures on Bisexuality:
- Starting (or Growing) Your Bisexual Support Group
- Books on Bisexuality: An Annotated Listing
- How To Be An Ally to a Bisexual Person
BiNet USA: This national bisexual advocacy organization facilitates the development of a cohesive network of independent bisexual and bi-friendly communities; promotes bisexual, pansexual and bi-inclusive visibility; and collects and distributes educational information regarding sexual orientation and gender identity with an emphasis on the bisexual and pansexual and allied communities.
Bisexual Organizing Project (BOP): Based in the Twin Cities of Minnesota, this organization produces the annual BECAUSE conference, and provides a strong bisexual presence throughout the Midwest. BOP advocates for equal acknowledgement and recognition of bisexual identities and communities and creates a safe community for bisexuals and our allies within and outside of LGBTA spaces.
Bisexual.org: A freshly designed website where you can connect to three awesome resources:
- 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 bisexuality.
- Bi Magazine: Want to find out what bisexuals are talking about in art, music, movies, and politics? So does Bi Magazine.
- The Journal of Bisexuality: a quarterly academic journal that publishes research, personal essays, book and film reviews upon bisexual themes.
You can find other local and regional bisexual organizations in the U.S. and around the world here.
Online Resources About the Bisexual Community
The Bisexual Invisibility Report: Produced by the San Francisco Human Rights Commission, the report details current statistics about the bisexual community and makes recommendations to increase inclusion and visibility.
Williams Institute Report: How many people are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender?
Rainbow Health Ontario Fact Sheet: Important health-related statistics about the bisexual community.
Guidelines for Researching and Writing about Bisexuality: Best practice guidelines for those wanting to write about bisexuality and research about bisexuals.
Bisexual People in the Workplace: Practical Advice for Employers: Detailed advice on how to include bisexuals in workplace diversity work and information about the issues that bisexuals face in the workplace.
Ellyn Ruthstrom is the president of the Bisexual Resource Center and a past editor of Bi Women newsletter. She’s also a writer and editor and you can find her work at ellynruthstrom.com.