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.
October 2-4, 2020
Location Wellstone Center, St. Paul, MN
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.