BOP Discussion Group
Monday, December 21 @ 7:00 pm
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BOP will host our monthly discussion group, moderated by Barb via Zoom.
Come join our discussion group which happens every month. This is a safe and welcoming environment and a great way to navigate bi+ issues and bond with other community members. A Board member facilitator will bring topics to get the conversation started or we can talk about your questions and issues.
December topics: Bi+ holidays; How do you talk to your friends and family about being bi+?; What tips do you have for connecting with other bi+ folks online?
If we were to meet in person, we would be in a meeting room at a coffee house, so make yourself comfortable and bring a coffee or a non-alcoholic beverage and comfort foods. You are welcome to bring questions to the group, bounce ideas off others, or just listen and be prepared to have a good time connecting with others.
This is not a hook-up space or a mental health/coming out group, just a safe space to have a chat with other bi+ people.
Monday, December 28 @ 7:00 pm
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Let's get together and play BINGO. It is a FREE event, and NO gambling, but there will be prizes. We will also make this a FUN time to socialize with each other. We will start the Zoom at 7 pm CST Monday, December 28th and you can enter and leave at any time. We will end at 9 pm.
A BOP board member will be the number caller.
You can make your own cards or use an app on your phone or you can use this website to create and print off BINGO cards.
If you make your own card, we will use a free space
You are welcome to eat and drink during this event. This is a social event and meeting new friends and acquaintances is encouraged, but this space is not for cruising. Manners and consent are a requirement to remain in the space. You must ask permission and wait for an enthusiastic 'yes' before messaging or sending friend requests to new folks you meet.
Arts and Crafts Night
Wednesday, January 21, 2021 @ 6:30 pm
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Join BOP in Zoom for an evening of socializing and creating arts and crafts. Let's break up the weekday monotony and get creative this humpday! Bring whatever it is you're working on, share your talent with others, give and watch demos of techniques, or just hang out with a beverage and snack and have a nice conversation. Maybe we can share our bi+ music lists and have some music playing lightly in the background or whatever inspires us to make stuff and hang out. We will begin at 6:30 pm CST and go until about 8:30 pm, but you can come and go as you please/as your schedule allows. It is a Wednesday night after all.
Our friends at JustUs Health have launched a new COVID Hotline! This hotline, managed by JustUs Health's COVID Community Coordinators, is available to anyone who may have questions or concerns regarding COVID, testing sites, prevention, are in need of free personal protective equipment, housing assistance, and more.
Visit covid.justushealth.org or call 612-254-0116!
Need a test?
The State of Minnesota and Vault Medical Services have teamed up to offer at-home COVID-19 saliva testing for any person who believes they need to be tested, with or without symptoms, at no cost! Click here for more information and to request your test!
Bisexual Organizing Project (BOP) is not affiliated with Vault Medical Services.
Need a mask?
There are two ways you can get a mask through BOP!
1. If you need a FREE mask, click here for our Mask Donation Request Form! All masks are hand-made, fabric masks, made by local crafters who have donated their time to BOP's mask drive initiative. Colors and patterns may vary.
2. We have partnered with Seed N Style, who crafted us a collection of custom-made Pride flag masks that are available exclusively on BOP's Etsy Store!
Seed N Style is a Minneapolis based socially conscious queer brand founded by Black, Trans, and Queer folx. They specialize in limited edition, high quality products that make statements. They are proud to serve our community through donations, sourcing supplies locally, upcycling/recycling, and supporting BIPOC businesses whenever and wherever possible.
Masks available through BOP and Seed N Style are not medical grade masks. However, the CDC has recommended cloth masks to help prevent you from spreading particulates and prevent you from touching your face.
Stay safe, Minnesota!
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.