By Michael Monroe
It’s nearly March and the Bisexual Resource Center is gearing up to launch the 6th annual Bisexual Health Awareness Month (#BiHealthMonth). This critical social media campaign lasts throughout the month and is dedicated to raising awareness about the bisexual community’s social, economic, and health disparities, advocating for resources, and action focused on preventing or decreasing these disparities.
Why is this so important?
We still have a lot of work to do. Studies show that bisexual people make up more than half (52%) of the LGBTQ+ community; however, biphobia erases their experiences from the LGBTQ+ community and mainstream society relegating bisexuals as an invisible majority. The bias that bisexual people face in the workplace, home, schools, the medical community and beyond lead to higher levels of violence and mental and physical health disparities as well as discrimination.
But there’s hope!
By raising our voices, we help correct systemic blind spots and recruit advocates in the community. We’re inspiring allies to play an active role in improving the health of the bisexual connections in their life. Through #BiHealthMonth, we’ve forged some incredible partnerships and that help us move forward toward improved health outcomes and greater inclusion in society.
Celebrate with us by following the campaign and participating within your own communities and online using the hashtag #BiHealthMonth on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and other social media forums!
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