Bi Visibility

  It is Bisexual Visibility Week and to honor this important resource, we are compiling the contributions from contributors
When someone asks a bisexual person if their sexual orientation is a choice, they are often wondering, "Could you be heterosexual if you just tried hard enough?"
Noting that none of the following 10 national LGBTQ organizations includes the word "bisexual" or even the letter "B" in its name, I called and emailed media representatives of these groups about their bisexual policies and leadership. Here's my report.
For me, the most recent Creating Change gathering was for me the best one ever, because I could fly my bi flag high and proud. Leaders from local, regional and national bi organizations came together for the first-ever Bisexual Leadership Roundtable.
I married a wonderful man. I had babies. I love him dearly, and I adore my life. To all the world I am a straight woman. I live with the privilege of that assumption. And by allowing that assumption to stand, I also allow ignorance to stand. Not anymore.
As he has done each year since taking office, President Obama has included bisexual activists in his annual LGBT Pride Reception, taking place Friday, June 15. I had the opportunity to speak with some of this year's bi guests to learn how they are gearing up for their trip.
What has been accomplished in the 20-plus years that BiNet USA and other such groups have existed? What has lasted in terms of bi visibility and validation since activists quietly or loudly asserted their right to be themselves?
Adrienne Williams created a campaign called I Am Visible, featuring a range of people who identify as bi, from bisexuals next door to one very famous bisexual on the big and small screen: Alan Cumming.