Faith Cheltenham, chair of BiNet USA, has written a beautiful, sad blog post and a call for the importance of community:
Bisexual community mourns loss of bisexual teen, Adam Kizer
Every day I hear from bi, pan, fluid and queer kids, adults and elders that they are encouraged to accept "the privelege" of hiding who they are.
They are denied services from gay and lesbian resource centers because "they should be fine, how hard can it be?"
And so they die, frequently without none to claim them as their own.
The bisexual community claims this young person! YOU WERE PRECIOUS TO US AND YOUR LOSS WILL BE REMEMBERED. We will keep fighting for you and share your story in hopes it is one less often told.
Click for full blog post at BiNetUSA's blog.
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September 29 - October 1, 2023
St Paul, MN
We hope you will join us for the BECAUSE Conference as it's never been before: a hybrid event of in-person and online workshops, speakers, and social events. With Zoom producers and experienced programming staff, we are developing a new way of experiencing BECAUSE while keeping all the engagement, support, and community that has been at the core of the conference for the last 30 years.
Build, serve and advocate for an empowered bisexual, pansexual, fluid, queer, and unlabeled (bi+) community to promote social justice.
Within the next five years grow Bisexual Organizing Project (BOP) into a successfully-run Upper Midwest nonprofit organization with annual funding of $100,000 that provides community building, education, and advocacy for the bisexual, pansexual, fluid, queer, and unlabeled (bi+) community and our allies.