Bisexual people around the world are throwing off their invisibility cloaks and embracing existence this week!
That’s right, Wednesday marks the 18th Bi Visibility Day. In 1999, the first International Celebrate Bisexuality Day began in the UK. A small group gathered in a bar and formed this community. The day calls for the bisexual community, friends and supporters to celebrate bisexuality, its history, culture and community.
But if you’re looking for a community in central Ohio, how much is there, really? Turns out, quite a bit!
Bisexual Visibility Events in Columbus
If you’re feeling up to the trip down to Columbus, Bi Local is hosting several events about bisexual visibility. They are a community of bi- and pansexual people who “work, live, or play in the Central Ohio area.” The group’s mission statement, per their website;
“We are coming together to organize: to generate visibility and support for the community, to identify our needs and issues, and to give voice to our collective histories/experiences.”
On Wednesday, Bi Local is hosting a conversation on consent, sexual assault and bisexuality. The event will be at 6 P.M. at Columbus Public Health, located at 240 Parsons Ave.
This coming Saturday, they are holding their 3rd annual Bi+ Pride Pride Show! The show starts at 7 P.M. and is slotted to go until 10 P.M. It’s at the Shadowbox Backstage Bistro in Columbus. You can buy tickets ahead of time. There is more information at Bi Local’s website.
But, wait, there’s more!
Bi Local subscribes to the idea that bisexuals don’t only exist for one week every September. So, leave that invisibility cloak in your dresser and check out their event page for more happenings in the Columbus area. For example, a Tea Time event on September 30 focuses on sharing bisexual stories. Also, the organization holds Happy Hours every second Thursday of the month.
So, Bi Local’s website includes more information on all of these events, as well as others. To learn more about Bi Visibility Day and its history, check out the Bi Visibility Website.