Bisexuality Day is celebrated each year on September 23rd. On this date in 2013, at the request of the Presidents of the Bisexual Resource Center and BiNet USA, 32 bisexual advocates from across the United States (and one from Canada) gathered at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington, DC to meet with government officials and representatives from several LGBT and transgender organizations in a three-hour meeting co-organized by the Bisexual Resource Center and BiNet USA to discuss the unique challenges facing bisexual people. Topics discussed included bisexual health disparities, hate crimes, intimate partner violence, and more. This was the first bi-specific event ever hosted by the White House Office of Public Engagement and bi advocates who were present celebrated the meeting as an important first conversation and hope that it will lead to programmatic and policy attention to the specific needs of our communities.
For additional coverage of this event, I recommend Amy Andre’s article at http://www.bilerico.com/2013/09/bisexuals_finally_at_the_table.php.