The Top Eight Ways the BRC Built Bi+ Community in 2022

BRC 2022 Wrap-Up with lots of bi+ colors a bee and a star

By Jessica Podkalicki We have come a long way since we started as an affiliate in 1983. This year has been a banner year for the Bisexual Resource Center.  What did we do this year? Glad you asked. My name is Jess and I am the Program and Operations Coordinator at the BRC. It was […]

Celebrating Pansexual Pride

By Diane Billas I never used to tell people I was pansexual; it was just easier to say I was bi. Recently I’ve stopped this practice in favor of actually expressing how I identify. If I identify as pansexual, shouldn’t I be able to state that? And if someone doesn’t understand, it’s a good teaching […]

World AIDS Day – Celebration or Remembrance?

By Khafre Kujichagulia Abif I can remember the first time I acknowledged World AIDS Day in my own journey. Having been diagnosed in 1989, I lived my life in silence. I hadn’t told my MaDear, my sisters or even my best friend. It was in 1991 that I shared my status with the woman I […]

Finding words to process the wave of anti-LGBTQ antagonism and violence

By Helen Parshall The most interesting interview I’ve ever had started with a simple question: Do you consider yourself to be a writer or a journalist?  I was at the journalism career fair in my final semester of graduate school, trying to figure out where I wanted to take my career once my masters was […]

Queer Parenting and Sex Education

By Meredith Worthen My daughter was born just a year after the conservative red state where we live passed marriage equality. My partner and I were elated that she was going to grow up with the opportunity to marry whomever she wants (or of course, not marry anyone if she doesn’t want to). But as […]

Nurturing Our Bi+ Identities with StillBisexual, Part 5

Our partner, StillBisexual, asked followers how they honor their bi+ identity. Here’s the fourth installment of their responses Crystal To nurture my bi identity I like to watch queer films, especially ones that feature lesbian or bisexual women’s relationships. It’s important because growing up I never saw that side of me represented positively. Chris I […]

Nurturing Our Bi+ Identities with StillBisexual, Part 4

Our partner, StillBisexual, asked followers how they honor their bi+ identity. Here’s the fourth installment of their responses Jessie I always correct people when they called me a lesbian or refer to myself and my partner as ‘the lesbians’ (‘actually, I’m bi!’), which has become a bit of a running joke in my friendship group. […]

Nurturing Our Bi+ Identities with StillBisexual, Part 3

Our partner, StillBisexual, asked followers how they honor their bi+ identity. Here’s a third installment of they’re responses Xienna My favorite ways to nurture my bi+ identity are to consume bi+ content such as music by bi+ artists like Jessie Paege or Lucy and La Mer, and tv shows and movies that feature bi+ characters […]

Nurturing Our Bi+ Identities with StillBisexual, Part 2

Our partner, StillBisexual, asked followers how they honor their bi+ identity. Here’s another installment of what they’ve said. Kendall I love going out and about with my bi flag baseball cap. Nothing feels better than having a stranger compliment my hat — it helps me feel less alone and see that my community and allies […]

Nurturing Our Bi+ Identities with StillBisexual

Our partner, StillBisexual, asked followers how they honor their bi+ identity. Here’s what they said: Mikey As cofounder of Bisexual Queer Alliance Chicago, I give back by sharing my legacy and our bi+ history with our next generation. Cheryl I nurture my bi identity by doing art, writing, and meditating—and being social with different types […]