Bisexual Awareness Week
|Bisexual Awareness Week|
|Official name||Bisexual Awareness Week|
|Observed by||Bisexual people along with their families, friends, allies and supporters|
|Date||September 16th - 23rd|
|Related to||Celebrate Bisexuality Day, LGBT Pride|
The Bisexual Awareness Week, also known as #BiWeek, is an annual celebration held in September, from September 16 through the 23rd. It is an extension of Celebrate Bisexuality Day, held annually on September 23. The celebration promotes cultural acceptance of the bisexual community as well as attempts to create a platform for advocating bisexual rights.
According to a 2013 Pew Research Center survey, bisexuals represent approximately 40% of the LGBTQ community. Bisexual Awareness Week is a platform to recognise bisexual and LGBTQ advocacy throughout history.
Bisexual Awareness Week was co-founded by GLAAD and BiNet USA to educate people on obstacles faced by the bisexual community, as well as to set policies that ensure bisexual acceptance and social integration.
- "#BiWeek 2019: Celebrate Bisexuality+". GLAAD. 20 September 2018. Retrieved 30 January 2020.
- "Bisexual Awareness Week". Bicast. Retrieved April 11, 2020.
- "#BiWeek 2016: Celebrate Bisexuality". GLAAD. 2016-09-01. Retrieved 2018-06-06.
- "A Survey of LGBT Americans". Pew Research Center. Pew Research Center. 13 June 2013. Retrieved 17 June 2020.
- "It's Bisexual Awareness Week! Here Are Five Ways To Celebrate". Autostraddle. 2014-09-23. Retrieved 2018-06-06.
- Metzger, Logan (September 22, 2019). "Bisexual+ Awareness Week celebrates invisible community". Iowa State Daily. Retrieved April 11, 2020.
- "Why Bisexual Awareness Week Matters". 2016-09-23. Retrieved 2018-06-06.