Bi Visibility Day takes place on Thursday 23 September 2021 and is part of bisexual awareness week, which takes place from 20 to 26 September.
Celebrated worldwide and also known as Bisexual Pride, this day aims to highlight biphobia, challenge bisexual and biromantic erasure and raise awareness of the bisexual community.
An important date in the LGBT calendar, Bi Visibility Day was first observed and celebrated at the International Lesbian and Gay Association (ILGA) conference in Johannesburg in South Africa in 1999.
Kaushika Patel, Interim Deputy Pro Vice-Chancellor Equality, Diversity and Inclusion said: “Bisexual equality is extremely important, and DMU fully supports bisexual staff and students. We provide a safe environment to work and study and to allow people to be their true and authentic selves.”
Bethan Rogoyski, Chair of the DMU LGBTQ+ and Allies Network Group said: “Bi Visibility Day plays an important role in addressing biphobia and highlighting struggles that the bi community face, as well as helping to highlight the need for equality both in and beyond the LGBTQ+ community. Today is an important day to reflect on and commit to amplifying and celebrating Bi voices at DMU.”
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Posted on Thursday 16th September 2021