With a recent study finding that 78% of bisexuals had considered suicide, it was great to see a panel talking about bi mental healh on the ‘I Am Proud’ stage. We were also thankful that discussions regarding bi issues continued throughout the whole month; Bi Visibility Day celebrated its 20th anniversary on the 23rd, which also marked the beginning of Bisexual Awareness Week.
September was perhaps one of the most influential months to promote bi issues, and the record-breaking attendance at Bi Pride, and the mass discussion of bi issues on media platforms, proved that people are becoming more accepting of the fact that bi erasure and biphobia are serious issues that need to be challenged.
So how did we achieve our mission, and create a safe space for all bi individuals, at the UK’s first ever Bi Pride?
The stage was set, the bisexual lighting was in full force, other LGBT charities and partner organisations were poised in the Stall Village (including Stonewall, akt, Switchboard – LGBT), we’d put in the hard work for over a year to raise awareness about the UK’s first Bi Pride… and our amazing performers and acts did the rest!