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Dear BRC Supporter,

Last month, we received a desperate email from a mother; let’s call her Jane. Jane had just found out that her college-age daughter had been carrying on a secret relationship with another female student for a few months, and that she was now coming out as bisexual. Jane felt confused, betrayed, scared for her daughter and her family, and needed guidance and education. So we set up a time to talk on the phone.

On the other end of the line, Jane’s voice wavered. At times she sounded furious; at times helpless. However, after a half-hour of being offered resources and answers to her questions, she calmed down: the waver in her voice was gone. The BRC was able to give her the tools to have a more informed, productive discussion with her daughter.

Jane is one of the many folks the BRC talks to over email, consoles on the phone, educates at trainings and conferences, and communes with during social events. Connecting directly with those who need our help is one of the most crucial services that we offer, and we do so thanks to the generosity of our donors. This year, the bi+ community in the United States needs these services more than ever to combat the fear and hatred that threatens the progress we’ve made together.

We need your help to continue providing these resources to our community. Without donors like you, we wouldn’t be able to provide the website where Jane found out how to contact us, the phone number she called to express her fears, or the publications Jane will read and take back to her daughter.

Thank you for making a difference, and we wish you strength this season,

Heather Benjamin and Kate Estrop Co-Presidents, Board of Directors

PS: Donate $25 or more, and receive a 3D-printed Bee Keychain! Donate $75 or more and ALSO receive our LGBeeTQ T-Shirt!

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