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Cosmopolitan: Do Bisexuals Face More Health Risks?

     
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The stigma that bisexual women experience is harming our health. Cosmopolitan magazine included some of the significant statistics about physical and mental health issues for bi women. Plus, tips on how to support a friend who comes out to you as bi.

     

The Brian Lehrer Show: Don't Call Bisexuality a Fad

     
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With lots of buzz about celebrities coming out as being attracted to more than one gender, Maria Bello and Tom Daley among them, BRC President Ellyn Ruthstrom takes calls on the Brian Lehrer Radio Show on many different aspects of coming out and living as bisexual in the real world.

     

HuffPo Live: Bisexuals Get Their Turn in the White House

     
 

On Bi Pride Day, 2013, HuffPo Live interviewed BRC President Ellyn Ruthstrom and community activists Aud Traher and Denaril Monroe on the importance of the day and the historic Roundtable on Bisexual Issues being held at the White House. The BRC and BiNet USA co-organized this meeting of 33 bi activists and other LGBT leaders with Obama Administration officials.

     

Savage Lovecast: Interviewing BRC President on Coming Out as Bisexual

     
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Right after Bi Pride Day 2013, Dan Savage interviewed BRC President Ellyn Ruthstrom on coming out issues for the bi community. As we know, Mr. Savage has a complicated history with the bi community, and we welcome opportunities to dialogue with him on what is distinct about our identity and raise awareness about the need for more lesbian and gay understanding of our experiences.

     

Celebrating 10 Amazing Bi Women of Color

     
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QWOC Media Wire is highlighting the work of 10 amazing bi women of color whose work ranges from politics to healthcare to media to social justice activism and more. QWOC Media Wire says, "Ignoring bisexual women of color for women’s history month isn’t going to cut it." And we couldn't agree more!

     

Record producer Clive Davis Comes Out as Bi

     
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When 80-year-old record producer Clive Davis came out as bisexual in his new memoir, the bi community cheered his frankness about his history and the importance of having out bi male celebs. BRC President, Ellyn Ruthstrom provides an upbeat note in an article by The Daily Beast that did the usual take on "gay, straight or lying." Ho-hum. “I think it’s really great that younger celebrities are now feeling more comfortable to be more openly bi and hopefully that really helps our community. And I hope that people will just allow Mr. Davis his self-identity and celebrate it with him,” Ruthstrom said.

     

Flying The Bi Flag High and Proud At Creating Change

     
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Atlanta, Georgia was the site of the very first Bisexual Leadership Roundtable (BLR) at NGLTF's annual Creating Change conference. BRC's President Ellyn Ruthstrom shares her experience of the most bi-friendly Creating Change experience she's ever had. From the historic BLR meeting on the first day to the closing ceremony with out bi singer Frenchie Davis, there was much to be loud and proud about. Read the HuffPo piece here.

     

Tiggy Upland Brings a Bi-Positive Glow to Boston Dyke March

     
 

Boston's Dyke March 2012 got a distinctly bi-positive spin with the outrageous humor of Tiggy Upland. Known for her biweekly column on the BRC website and in the pages of the Bi Women newsletter, many in the crowd were seeing her for the first time.

     

Deconstructing the Gay/Straight Binary

     
 

Listen to this great video that shares the stories of bi people's experiences with biphobia and their understanding of their own sexuality. Too bad they left off the BRC on their listing of bisexual resources.

     

Beyond Binary Bigotry: Dig Boston Asks the BRC

     
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Dig Boston investigated the issue of bisexual erasure within the LGBTQ community in "Beyond Binary Bigotry." BRC's president Ellyn Ruthstrom commented, “There is a great deal of biphobia from the straight and from the lesbian and gay community. This biphobia builds up stereotypes about people who are promiscuous. Behavior is promiscuous, not identity. The bisexual community is just as diverse as any other community.”

     

Ontario Canada Launches Bi Mental Health Survey

     
 

The Risk & Resilience Research Team in Ontario, Canada is researching the risk factors affecting the mental health of bisexual people in their province. This awesome video gets to the heart of the matter for bisexuals trying to access any health services. Kudos to the Ontario group for continuing to do such great work.

     

BRC prepares the world for the Bisexual Invasion

     
 

The Bisexuals are Coming! And they are bringing love, respect and inclusion to all! Check out the video the BRC made to greet the participants at the Bisexual Invasion House Party.

     

Bisexual Breakfast by Michael Monroe at Bilicious Boston

     
 

Michael Monroe, slam poet, was a featured performer in the 1st Annual Bilicious Boston Show, where he performed "Bisexual Breakfast" at Club Café. The 3rd Annual Bilicious Boston will take place on Saturday, October 6th with yet another awesome line-up of bi-tastic performers.

     

Youth create bi-themed videos to raise awareness

     
 

As part of the third annual Bisexual/Pansexual/Fluid Organizing Institute at the 2012 Creating Change conference in Baltimore, several teams spent 90 minutes creating videos that encourage viewers to change what they think about bisexuality. In this video, you are first introduced to many different stereotypes and misconceptions about bisexuality, before being challenged to learn more and contact bi organizations.

     

An unfettered bisexual couple has settled down -- for now.

     
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Take a moment to read this awesome dialogue between Claire Davis and Neal Boulton in OUT Magazine, a bisexual couple that speaks about their relationship from when they first met to the present as they raise two children together. Claire Davis: "I don’t care about ratios or any of that stuff. People find lots of different ways to define themselves, and bisexuality is one of them. For me, that’s sort of my home base. For others, it might just be a comfortable place while you’re figuring it out."

     

BRC launches video to support bi teen

     
 

Bullying is a serious problem for many teens, and bisexual teens are among those being bullied for their perceived sexual orientation and/or gender expression. The Bisexual Resource Center produced a new video in response to a Massachusetts teen named Molli after she shared a very personal experience with bullying and violence. We wanted to assure bi teens and others that there are resources out there for them and to get connected to organizations that care about and understand their situation.

     
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