Celebrate Bisexuality Day happens every year on September 23rd. This day was created specifically to remind people that there are bisexuals among us and sometimes they have a hard time. A bisexual person is different in that they are attracted to people of both sexes. The community of such people has its own flag – a tricolor canvas (purple, blue, and pink stripes). Celebrate Bisexuality Day teaches us to be more tolerant and accept people for who they are.
Celebrate Bisexuality Day was first celebrated in 1999 at the International Conference of the Gay and Lesbian Association. The event was held in Johannesburg, South Africa. The mission of the holiday is to draw public attention to the problems of bisexuals, and the conference participants also demanded a respectful attitude towards themselves. It is believed that bisexuals often face discrimination, both from heterosexuals and from members of the LGBT community.
Useful information about bisexuality
- In America, the LGBT community has about 9 million people, and more than 50% of them are bisexual.
- About 50% of bisexual people admit they are not ready to tell anyone about their preferences.
- According to statistics, bisexuals are more likely to be attacked and abused by the police.
- Bisexual women are more likely to experience violence from their partner and domestic violence.
How to take part
Bisexuals are more prone to anxiety and stress, so if there is such a person in your environment, talk to them. Be sure to talk about this day on social networks; this will help prevent prejudice in society associated with sexual minorities. Learn more about this community and use the colors of the bisexual flag to support them.
When is Celebrate Bisexuality Day in 2022?
Celebrate Bisexuality Day is observed on September 23 each year.