Bisexual Organizing Project (BOP) builds, serves, & advocates for an empowered bisexual, pansexual, fluid, queer, unlabeled (bi+) community.
Help fund the BECAUSE Conference and bi+ representation at regional Pride Celebrations!
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 keeping the price of registration low, providing meals and receptions throughout the weekend as well as offering scholarships. Last year of 190 attendees, we provided 45 free registrations to community members 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 2015—and we hope to see you at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus April 16 – 19th.
Another important part of BOP’s work is attending regional Pride celebrations in Minnesota, North Dakota and Wisconsin. We provide a bi+ resource to attendees, work with Pride organizers to keep bi and trans included in their promotions and onsite language, and network with other organizations around the region about how they are serving their bi+ constitutions. Surveys of the LGBTQ community tell us that over 50% of the LGBT community identify as bi+, yet most LGBT organizations are still not providing any bi+ specific programming. Help us fund our bi+ advocacy in our region.
Thank you for your generous support! Donations on November 13 make BOP eligible for prize drawings each hour, so please tell your friends and help us spread the word.
October 1 - 3, 2021
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 29 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.