Bisexual Awareness Week

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Bisexual Awareness Week
A flag with a pink stripe on top, a purple stripe in the middle, and a blue stripe on the bottom. The pink and blue stripes are both equal length but the purple stripe is thinner than the other stripes.
Official nameBisexual Awareness Week
Also called#BiWeek
Observed byBisexual people along with their families, friends, allies and supporters
TypeCultural
DateSeptember 16th - 23rd[1]
FrequencyAnnual
Related toCelebrate Bisexuality Day, LGBT Pride

The Bisexual Awareness Week, also known as #BiWeek, is an annual celebration week held in September, from September 16th through the 23rd.[1] It is an extension of Celebrate Bisexuality Day, held annually on September 23.[2] The celebration promotes cultural acceptance of the bisexual community as well as attempts to create a platform for advocating bisexual rights.[2][3]

According to a 2013 Pew Research Center survey, bisexuals represent approximately 40% of the LGBTQ community.[4] Bisexual Awareness Week is a platform to recognise bisexual and LGBTQ advocacy throughout history.[5]

History[edit]

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.[6][7]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "#BiWeek 2019: Celebrate Bisexuality+". GLAAD. Retrieved 30 January 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ a b "Bisexual Awareness Week". Bicast. Retrieved April 11, 2020.
  3. ^ "#BiWeek 2016: Celebrate Bisexuality". GLAAD. 2016-09-01. Retrieved 2018-06-06.
  4. ^ "A Survey of LGBT Americans". Pew Research Center. Pew Research Center. Retrieved 17 June 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ "It's Bisexual Awareness Week! Here Are Five Ways To Celebrate". Autostraddle. 2014-09-23. Retrieved 2018-06-06.
  6. ^ Metzger, Logan (September 22, 2019). "Bisexual+ Awareness Week celebrates invisible community". Iowa State Daily. Retrieved April 11, 2020.
  7. ^ "Why Bisexual Awareness Week Matters". 2016-09-23. Retrieved 2018-06-06.