Help fund the BECAUSE Conference and bi+ representation at regional Pride Celebrations! The first $1000 in donations will be matched!
The BECAUSE Conference started in 1992 and has been an important part of the bi community. Don't take our word for it! Here's nationally known blogger Aud Traher:
Over this past weekend I had the amazing privilege of going to the BECAUSE conference in Minnesota. 3 days of nothing but Bi activism, Bi workshops, performance and food. I have been in my fair share of LG BT spaces, I have given my time, my money, my spirit, my spoons and energy to those spaces and organizations. And you know what? Unless they can provide for me as a Bi Trans person the welcome and acceptance BECAUSE did? I’m out of there.
And bi elder Lorraine Hutchins:
Surround me with a few hundred bisexuals for a whole weekend, and I relax like I haven’t in a long time, feeling empowered and supported. Even after all these years as an out bisexual, being with so many bi comrades who understand our unique challenges and care about our community is still a rare experience.
We keep BECAUSE as accessible as possible by making registration free or pay what you can, providing meals and receptions throughout the weekend as well as offering scholarships. Last year over 300 attendees from across the country joined us for workshops, speakers, and community building. Paid registrations only cover about a third of our conference expenses. The conference happens because of the amazing financial support of individuals, organizations, and businesses. All U of M students attended for free as well!
Help us keep BECAUSE available to the entire community! Donate now to support BECAUSE 2016—and we hope to see you at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus April 8 – 10, 2016.
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.