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Bisexual Resource Center Designates March As Bisexual Health Awareness Month

Thursday Mar 16, 2017

The Bisexual Resource Center (BRC) will celebrate Bisexual Health Awareness Month (BHAM) for the fourth consecutive year with the launch of a social media campaign beginning March 1. BHAM aims to raise awareness of health disparities within the bisexual+ community and promote resources and action; this year, the campaign focuses on social health disparities and steps to build social support and resiliency.

Throughout the month of March, the BRC will partner with various LGBTQ+ organizations, including the BiCast, BiNetUSA, Bi Tennessee, COLAGE, GLSEN, the Movement Advancement Project, the National Coalition for LGBT Health, and the Vanderbilt Program for LGBTI Health to feature statistics, resources, and action across various spheres of social health: 

  • March 1-3: Background information on social health
  • March 6-10: (Friends) Social/geographic isolation, finding bi+ community, volunteer opportunities in bi+ organizations
  • March 13-17: (Family) Chosen family vs. family of origin, coming out to family, resources for family of bi+ folk 
  • March 20-24: (Partners) Mixed orientation relationships, characteristics of healthy relationships, resources for healthcare providers
  • March 27-30: (Community) Showcasing bi+ experiences of community relationships, resources to improve bi+ competency in schools, workplaces, healthcare settings, etc. 


    "Now more than ever, communities need to come together to offer support, stand up to injustice, and plan our continued efforts to survive and thrive," said BRC Co-Presidents Heather Benjamin and Kate Estrop in a joint statement. "This year's Bisexual Health Awareness Month, focusing on the social health of the bi+ community, will help followers do just that. It will showcase the challenges we have with finding and forming community, and lay out the steps we can take to overcome them."

    The campaign will run on the BRC's Twitter @BRC_Central (using #BiHealthMonth and #BHAM17), Facebook, Tumblr, blog, and campaign website. The BRC invites individuals and organizations to participate in the campaign online and within their own communities.

    The Bisexual Resource Center (BRC) has been advocating for bisexual visibility and raising awareness about the needs of bisexual people throughout the LGBTQIA and straight communities since 1985. The BRC envisions a world where love is celebrated, regardless of sexual orientation or gender expression.


    For more information, visit www.bihealthmonth.org or www.biresource.org

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