Saturday 23 September is Bisexual Visibility Day, part of Bisexual Awareness Week which takes place from 16-23 September. Since 1999, Bi Visibility Day has been held to raise bi awareness, challenge preconceived stereotypes of bisexual people and celebrate the diversity of the LGBTQ+ community.
Kae Ohene-Yeboah (Head of EDI Programmes and Charters) and Adwoa Darko (Head of EDI Behaviour and Culture Change), said "It’s incredibly common for bisexual members of our community, and the community at large, to feel erased, ignored or dismissed. Stereotypes of bisexual people being indecisive, untrustworthy, or incapable of monogamy are harmful and can cause an isolation from straight and gay peers alike. It’s therefore important to reiterate that all of UCL’s support services, as well as our strategies for LGBTQ+ equality, recognise and are fully inclusive of bisexual identities. Bi staff and postgraduate students are warmly welcomed to join our LGBTQ+ staff network, Out@UCL , which is also open to allies.
It’s important that all of us, regardless of sexual orientation, take time to learn about, embrace and celebrate people whose identities are often misunderstood or erased. To learn more about the experiences of bi people, take a look at the resources below. Happy Bisexual Visibility Day!"
UCL’s Staff Equalities networks include networks for LGBTQ+ staff members, including the LGBTQ+ Equality Steering Group.
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