There is a lack of understanding about the experiences of bi+ people. The Bi+ Story Project seeks to change this.
The Bi+ Story Project (BSP) is building a trove of stories and experiences to improve bi+ visibility and contribute to greater understanding of the resiliency and needs of bi+ identified people. We use bi+ to be inclusive of bi/pan/poly/fluid sexual orientations as well as other identities such as two spirit.
BSP will operate storytelling booths at Midwestern pride events during the summer of 2014 beginning with piloting `at the BECAUSE Conference and an official launch at Twin Cities Pride. Booth visitors will participate in a brief survey and then share their story privately in the booth. Our booths are operated by trained "BoothOps!" In the fall of 2014, people all over the world will be invited to share their bi+ stories here online. We believe all #bistoriesmatter and we want to help people share theirs and connect with others.
To learn more about Bi+ Story, see the brand new website: www.bistoryproject.org
Bi+ Story is supported by funds from QReach from PFund.
BECAUSE 2020 Cancelled
The BECAUSE leadership team and the BOP board have been reviewing forecasts for what this Fall will look like including continued COVID hotspots, limitations on travel, and how people are going to be feeling about being large groups. We feel the most responsible action at this time is to cancel BECAUSE 2020. We have explored moving the conference on line as many conferences and gatherings have done and find it is not the best option for BECAUSE.
The BOP board is developing virtual community building that we hope will help bridge this time for our community. Please check out BOP's Facebook Page, Facebook Group, Meetup Group, and Twitter to stay informed of upcoming events.
We are currently in discussion with our location, Wellstone Center, and our planned speakers and special guests to make BECAUSE 2021 one of the best ever. We hope you will join us in October 2021.
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.