Listen to "At the Table with the Bisexual Organizing Project" on KFAI!
Listen as KFAI celebrates Pride Month on the air! Join members of the Bisexual Organizing Project, or “BOP” on Thursday, June 21st at 2:00 pm on KFAI for an hour of “At the Table with BOP”. We will delve into what Pride means to the bisexual, pansexual, queer, fluid, and unlabeled (bi+) community, and what it means to celebrate and hold space for Pride as a bi+ person. We will also discuss what it’s like to be involved in BOP, and share details about our upcoming conference, BECAUSE 2018!
The full schedule of KFAI Pride Programming can be viewed here!
March with the Bisexual Organizing Project in the Twin Cities 2018 Ashley Rukes GLBT Pride Parade!
Join with us in community on Sunday, June 24 from 10:30 am to 1:00 pm to let Twin Cities see our true colors! All ages welcome! We need volunteers in the BOP marching unit, as well as volunteers to hold the bisexual flag in the color guard at the head of the parade! The parade route is down Hennepin Avenue from North 3rd Street to 16th Street in downtown Minneapolis, MN. The color guard is in spot #3, meeting on 3rd Street between Hennepin Avenue and the Nicollet Mall. BOP is in spot #28, meeting on 3rd Street between the Nicollet Mall and Marquette Avenue. Click here to see the lineup map.
Click here to march with us in the Pride Parade!
Volunteer at BOP's booth at the Pride Festival in Loring Park!
BOP will have an exhibitor booth at the Twin Cities PRIDE Festival again this year! Our booth will be open on Saturday June 23, and Sunday, June 24 from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm in Loring Park, 1382 Willow Street, Minneapolis, MN 55403. We will be in the Blue section on West 15th Street in spaces B20, B22, and B24. We will need volunteers to set-up and tear-down the booth, hand out BOP info and stickers, meet and greet community members, and run the BOP store! Volunteers can sit or stand under the shade of the tent. Volunteers will get free water, light snacks, and sunscreen! You may choose multiple or partial shifts. Click here for the park vendor map.
Click here to volunteer at BOP's Pride Festival booth!
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.