On Monday evening, February 8th, Dr. Ibrahim Farajajé passed away. Dr. Farajajé was surrounded by a small group of family and friends at Alta Bates Medical Center in Oakland, California where he had been struggling to recover from a heart attack. We offer our condolences to family.
Dr. Farajajé, who has also been known as Elias Farajajé-Jones, was a keynote speaker at the BECAUSE Conference twice and a long-time activist working at the intersections of race, faith, gender, and sexuality. Our community has lost a person who touched many lives, expanded many minds, and filled many hearts with joy. FaceBook bi+ groups have blossomed with remembrances of Dr. Farajajé in a beautiful outpouring of love.
BiNet USA has created their first ever #BlackBisexualHistoryMonth shareable image to honor Dr. Farajajé which was released yesterday as part of their memorial blog post.
There will be a workshop session at BECAUSE 2016 celebrating Dr. Farajajé's life and work.
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.