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Happy Bisexuality! - helen-louise
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Happy Bisexuality!
Happy International Celebrate Bisexuality Day, everyone! For some reason it's called Bi Visibility Day in the UK - not sure whose idea that was (though, given that I know virtually all of the loud bi activists in the country, it was probably someone I know). Here's the list of UK events.

Unfortunately, I'm not sure if I'll be able to make it to any of them due to being chronically behind with my work :( Though if I do, it's a tossup between the London event at the Pembury Tavern (lots of people I know will be there, but it's hard to get to) versus the Brighton event (will have an artremis, almost easier for me to get to than north London). I always was bad at this kind of decision...

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softfruit From: softfruit Date: 23rd September 2010 09:22 (UTC) (Link)
I forget where the rebranding started (it wasn't me...) but I think it tied to the idea that the new name made it easier for non-bi people to think they could help and get involved.
adjectivemarcus From: adjectivemarcus Date: 23rd September 2010 09:40 (UTC) (Link)
I thought it was you!? (c:
softfruit From: softfruit Date: 23rd September 2010 09:56 (UTC) (Link)
No, not me. I think possibly someone outside the UK started it and I may have been the first of "us" to start wittering about it, but it wasn't actually my idea.
redbird From: redbird Date: 23rd September 2010 11:46 (UTC) (Link)
Interesting. If I weren't bi, I think I might find "celebrate bisexuality" easier to help or get involved with than "bi visibility day," because I can celebrate something good or cool about people I know, but visibility might leave someone wondering whether "It's bi visibility day, so I'm going to tell my coworkers that my wife is bi" is appropriate.
softfruit From: softfruit Date: 23rd September 2010 11:51 (UTC) (Link)
*nodnod*

Equally, if you were thinking of Doing An Event, it's easier to come up with ideas for visibility things than celebration things - the latter suggests you need a good few people and a budget for cake and partying; the former could just be deliberately wearing a bi lapel badge.
nitoda From: nitoda Date: 23rd September 2010 19:18 (UTC) (Link)
having a very quiet lurgified celebration of bisexuality here - poor David has just been diagnosed with tonsillitis and is stuffing penicillin, and I'm just really tired still after the weekend excitement at Bi Bi Baby! I've had a cold all week too but not too bad to go to work. Never mind, I get a day off tomorrow, time to catch up with voluntary work instead of paid work or housework!
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