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13 Ways to Celebrate Bisexual+ Awareness Week

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Bisexual+ Awareness week was co-founded by GLAAD to accelerate acceptance of the bi+ (bisexual, pansexual, fluid, no label, queer, etc.) community. Throughout Bi+ Week, allies and bi+ people learn about the history, culture, community, and current priorities of bi+ communities.

There is no one way to be bisexual and so it's important for us to learn and validate each individual's different experiences.

One way to do this is to diversify what we consume through books, film, TV and social media accounts. So here's 13 things that you can read, watch or follow to support and celebrate Bisexual Awareness week..

BOOKS WITH A NUANCED PERSPECTIVE

1. Greedy by Jen Winston.

Greedy follows Jen’s attempts to make sense of herself as she explores the role of the male gaze, what it means to be “queer enough,” and how to overcome bi stereotypes when you’re the posterchild for all of them: greedy, slutty, and constantly confused.

2. The Bi-ble by Lauren James.

Bisexuals inhabit a liminal space between cultures, often misunderstood or dismissed by the straight and gay communities alike. This selection of intersectional bi voices has come together to share their stories, helping bi voices be heard and identities seen.

3. Girl, Woman, Other.

Winner of the 2019 Booker Prize. Evaristo introduces us to straight, gay, bi and pan characters, and explores the complexicity of each one as well as other nuances like race, class and culturual identities. A great read if you prefer fictional learning.

ONLINE EDUCATORS & CREATORS

4. Blair Imani

Blair creates educational videos on all topics from Bisexuality, religion, race and gender.

5. Queer Sex Therapy

An account dedicated to learning about queer sex. This post is an important one on honouring your bisexuality when in a straight relationship.
 
FILM & TV

6. Feel Good

Mae is one of few non-binary, bisexual characters on television. They are a queer Canadian comedian living in England who falls in love with Georgina Lawson, and the series explores bi erasure through a progressive and thoughtful lens.
 

7. Heartstopper

Heartstopper is a must watch for comforting, comedic yet gentle storytelling of two teenage boys navigating friendship and discovering their sexuality. The show handles the whole coming out as bisexual experience with care and genuine trust.
 

8. Grey's Anatomy

The much loved show does a great job of exploring bisexuality through Callie Torres (played by Sara Ramirez who is non-binary IRL) relationships and is the longest running LGBTQ+ character in TV history to this day!
 

9. Shiva Baby

While historically the sexual fluidity of bisexual characters has been presented as something to distrust, Emma Seligman’s directorial debut creates a Messy Bisexual character for the ages. Somewhere between a comedy and a true portrayal of being a young adult with anxiety.
 

10. Imagine Me & You

Despite having some problematic phrasing, like most movies of its time, the movie holds up rather well in the almost 15 years since it was released. The story is a quaint love tale about two unsuspecting women who were not prepared for their feelings for one another.
 

11. Booksmart

Ryan’s portrayal departs from standard mainstream representations of queerness: She’s visibly different from the other girls at school, and that doesn’t seem to bother her one bit. It's been dubbed an authentic and relatable representation of queerness and bisexuality.
 

SMALL BUSINESS & RESOURCES

12. Small Business/Art: Wee Moody Judy

A beautiful, illustrative ceramics business run by founder and artist, Judy who identifies as Bisexual. We're big fans of this intricate cake stand!

13. Bisexual Resource Centre

One of our favourite resource sites for education, support for the bi+ community and allies.