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Mission

 

The Bisexual Resource Center envisions a world where love is celebrated, regardless of sexual orientation or gender expression. Because bisexuals today are still misunderstood, marginalized and discriminated against, the BRC is committed to providing support to the bisexual community and raising public awareness about bisexuality and bisexual people.

Inclusivity: The BRC uses bisexual as an umbrella term for people who recognize and honor their potential for sexual and emotional attraction to more than one gender (pansexual, fluid, omnisexual, queer, and all other free-identifiers). We celebrate and affirm the diversity of identity and expression regardless of labels.


 

History


Originally started in 1985 as the East Coast Bisexual Network, the organization incorporated in 1989 as a 501(c)3 nonprofit and changed its name to the Bisexual Resource Center in the mid-nineties. Since its inception, the Bisexual Resource Center has been creating resources, providing support, and helping to create a stronger sense of community for bi/pan/fluid people across the U.S. and beyond. As one of its first actions, the BRC published the Bisexual Resource Guide from 1990 through 2002 and helped to connect organizations and individuals around the world from Argentina to Zambia.

As the oldest nationally-focused bisexual organization in the U.S., the BRC continues to raise awareness and build bridges within the LGBT and ally communities, and fosters bi-supportive social and political space wherever it can.

 

Bi History

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The Boston Bisexual Women's Network was founded in 1983 out of a women's support group called the BiVocals. BBWN is heading towards 30 years of being an active and ever-changing support network for the Boston area. BBWN publishes a quarterly newsletter that is read worldwide.
The Boston Bisexual Men's Network formed soon after the women's group and provided support to hundreds of men in the Boston area for over 15 years.
Lani Ka'ahumanu was the first bi activist to be invited to speak at a national march in Washington, DC in April of 1993. She told the crowd, "Remember we have every right to be in the world exactly as we are. Celebrate that simply and fiercely."

 

 

 
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"Remember today. Remember that we are more powerful than all the hate, ignorance and violence directed at us. Remember what a profound difference our visibility makes upon the world in which we live. The momentum of this day can carry us well into the 21st century if we come out wherever and whenever we can."

—Lani Ka'ahumanu,
March on Washington, 1993
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