BOP has SO MANY upcoming opportunities to connect with your bi+ friends and family this month! We hope to see you all month long!
Tuesday, January 9, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Glam Doll Donuts, 2605 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55408
Calling all Bi+ folks who love donuts...did you know they also have a huge selection of vegan donuts? Yes!!! Let's get together and meet new friends over delicious, quirky donuts! Find us by looking for the bi flag at a table.
Bi+ Community Discussion
Thursday, January 11, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Sabathani Community Center Suite 209, 310 38th Street E, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55409
Come join our discussion group the second Thursday of every month. We are gathering at 6pm to chit chat and get settled. You're welcome to bring food and drink for yourself. There is a Seward food co-op across the street.
Bi-lesque: Under Our Umbrella
Saturday, January 13, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
LUSH, 990 Central Ave NE, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55413
Looking for an opportunity to meet, build community, and celebrate bi+ identities? Bisexual Organizing Project-BOP is back at it, ready to throw a fabulous party in the new year with Bi-lesque: Under Our Umbrella! The event will feature a variety of phenomenal local bi+ performers and entertainers in the name of bi-visibility! We believe featuring inclusive art that represents our non-monosexual community is an effective way to battle bi-erasure and bi-phobia. By celebrating individuals within the bi+ umbrella in a joyous and entertaining light, who wouldn't want to jump on the equality train to take down the hierarchy? Show is open to everyone 18 years and older. No umbrella can thrive without people to hold it up with pride! #Bilesque: #UnderOurUmbrella
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Bi+ Happy Hour
Thursday, January 18, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Salsa a la Salsa (Midtown Global Market), 920 E Lake St #155, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55407
Hey! It's Happy Hour time! Come out and get 2 for 1s and meet some new friends in our community. This is a community event for Bi+ individuals. To find us, look for a small bi flag at our table. This restaurant is inside Global Market, so there is plenty of parking! Also on the bus lines. How much $ should you bring? Check their menu for great food selections. www.salsaalasalsa.com
BOP's 2018 Annual Meeting and Board Elections
Sunday, January 21, 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
North Regional Library, 1315 Lowry Ave N, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55411
Our annual meeting is one of the most exciting days of the year for BOP, as we gather with our community to celebrate everything we've accomplished in 2017 and the possibilities that 2018 holds for our future. We will meet in the north half of the meeting room at North Regional Library, at 1315 N Lowry Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55411. The meeting agenda is as follows:
-12:30 PM - Join us for lunch!
-1:30 (approx) - Annual presentation
-2:30 (approx) - Election of the 2017 Board of Directors
-3:30 (approx) - The first board meeting of the new board! BOP's board meetings are open to the community, and all are welcome to stay and participate.
BOP's annual presentation is a great way to learn about the history and operations of the organization, and will cover highlights from 2016 and discuss upcoming events and programs of note. The annual election will follow the presentation. Anyone attending the meeting may vote, and nominations are made during the meeting. If you are unable to attend, but wish to participate, please email email@example.com.
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.