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Detangling Being Canadian, Religious, South Asian and Bisexual

June 15th, 2018 4:02 pm

Posted in Bi Pride, Bi Support, Blog, and Intersectionality

by Hasina Juma As humans we are multidimensional beings that have multiple identities. For example, I identify as a Canadian, millennial, daughter, and has family roots in African/South Asian roots. This is one of the ways we identify ourselves in the world, find our sense of belonging and find like…

Performing Bisexuality: Am I Performing for Male Attention?

June 5th, 2018 12:01 pm

Posted in Bi Support, Blog, Intersectionality, and Labels

By Clara Schwarz Is my bisexuality merely a performance for male attention? That is a question I have been asking myself frequently, although the occasions became rarer, over the course of my young adult life. Growing up as a bisexual teenager in the 2000s, I didn’t see much queer representation…

5 Tips for When Coming Out As Bi+ Goes Badly

March 10th, 2017 8:55 am

Posted in Bi Health Month 2017, Bi Support, Bisexual Health Awareness Month, Blog, Coming Out, and Uncategorized

By Codi Coday, President of PAVES (Polysexual Alliance for Visibility, Education, and Support) Originally published at PAVES. Republished, with edits, with permission. The first person I came out to as bisexual, my best friend at the time, said something along the lines of “Ew gross!” and never spoke to me again. It absolutely…

Seeking Writers for Bi+ Health Awareness Month Blog Posts

February 10th, 2017 4:03 pm

Posted in Bi Health Month 2017, Bisexual Health Awareness Month, and Blog

It’s that time of year again! The Bisexual Resource Center is preparing for our fourth annual Bi+ Health Awareness Month! It is held every year in March, since 2014. This year’s theme is social health, which encompasses relationships with family, friends, and sexual and/or romantic partners, as well as finding…

Boosting Bisexual+ Competency for Healthcare Providers

March 22nd, 2016 5:10 am

Posted in Bi Health Month 2016, and Blog

Today Bisexual Health Awareness Month provides action steps for healthcare professionals who treat youth in order to boost their bisexual+ competency. Bisexual youth are less likely than gay and lesbian youth to disclose to their physician about their sexuality. Therefore, there are many ways that healthcare providers can better care…

Mental Health Resources

March 18th, 2016 5:17 am

Posted in Bi Health Month 2016, and Blog

On the last day of this week, Bisexual Health Awareness Month promotes mental health resources for bisexual+ youth. Bisexual+ (e.g. bisexual, pansexual, fluid, queer, no label) youth often experience higher levels of mental health issues than their gay and straight peers, including suicidality, substance use disorders, depression, and anxiety. Therefore,…

Resources for Building Safer Spaces

March 17th, 2016 5:10 am

Posted in Bi Health Month 2016, and Blog

Today Bisexual Health Awareness Month aims to provide resources on building safer, more inclusive spaces for bisexual+ youth! Unfortunately, bisexual+ youth are often told that their sexual identities “don’t exist” or are “just a phase.” This biphobia and bisexual erasure causes a lot of harm, distress, and invalidation. Therefore, it’s…