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Get involved in bisexual+ organizations and communities near you

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Jun 20, 2023

Get involved in bisexual+ organizations and communities near you

Bisexuality is beautiful and powerful, and we should celebrate it every damn day. 

But where? There are countless communities, organizations, and spaces in-person and on the internet that are designed by bi+ folks for bi+ folks … if you know where to look. Bisexuality — defined as the romantic and sexual attraction to more than one gender — is an identity that brings people together. 

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Providing identity-specific programming for bi+ people is important, as with any marginalized identity. We can speak to the specific challenges and joys of being bisexual, and that’s validating!  We are carving out space for ourselves, and organizing is never a zero-sum game. 

It can be lonely in a world where we face so much biphobia and bi-erasure. This prejudice aims to divide us and silence us, and organizing is one of the most effective ways to protect ourselves and fight the hetero-patriarchy. 

Sorry! I’ll reel it in. I just get passionate about how beautiful and magical queer folks are, but you’re here for the tea, not my bisexual manifesto. (But if you do want to read a manifesto, get into some bi-history and check out Anything That Moves.) 

Here are 10 organizations, communities, and support networks for bi+ people. 

Check out these bisexual organizations in your city

Bisexual organizations have been around since the 1960s in many US cities, and getting involved is a great way to form intergenerational bonds and connect with the history of the bisexual community in your city. Many of these organizations also host Zoom events with open registration if you aren’t located in one of these locations. 

Pride is also a great opportunity to find bi+ organizers in your communities. Look out for the purple, blue, and pink. 

Bay Area Bi+ & Pan Network

Source: Bay Area Bisexual Network 

The Bay Area Bi+ & Pan Network is a magical organization that has been central to bisexual organizing for decades. Lani Ka’ahumanu co-organized the group as one of the most famous bi+ advocates in the United States and BiPOL, another historical bi+ group. 

Coming up in Pride Month, they are hosting their Bi-BQ on June 21, the Wednesday before San Francisco Pride. If you’re looking for a sign to get out there, bring a dish to this potluck and bask in the bisexual beauty of the Bay. 

For folks outside of the Bay Area, their website is also a treasure trove for videos, articles, and other resources to learn more about the bisexual community. Check out their Bi+ Visibility Virtual Space

Bisexual Resource Center

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Based in Boston, the Bisexual Resource Center connects the bi+ community nationwide. Their website is filled with important information, resources, and cute merch supporting the cause. They also publish educational brochures for universities, LGBTQ+ organizations, and health centers worldwide. 

In person, their leadership travels to pride events to present workshops and share a bi+ perspective. They have regular meetups in the Boston area and a list of other organizations in 18 states and 26 countries. 

New York Area Bisexual Network

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This is another bi+ organization with a lot of history. Founded by “mother of Pride” Brenda Howard, this group has advocated for bisexual visibility since 1987.  They are organized through Meetup with a community of over 6,000 members. For Pride month, they have both virtual and in-person events, including self-care workshops and facilitated discussions. These events are free and open to the public. 


#StillBisexual is a Los Angeles organization focused on mental health advocacy and education. In 2015, activist and author Nicole Kristal started the #StillBisexual campaign online to use storytelling to challenge harmful stereotypes. The video campaign went viral, and other people started sharing their experiences under the hashtag. 

As an organization, they are still going strong today, and Kristal is a visible advocate for the bi+ community in Los Angeles. #StillBisexual has resources online, including guides for mental health providers and allies. The organization also hosts events virtually and in-person, inviting bi+ activists and authors to join the community.  

Bisexual Queer Alliance Chicago

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Bisexual Queer Alliance is Chicago’s bi+ community with regular events such as movie nights, queer book clubs, and discussion groups that you can find on their Instagram

BQAC has been around for over 12 years, as the largest grassroots bisexual advocacy group in Chicago. They work closely with other LGBTQ community organizations, including Brave Space Alliance, Affinity Community Services, and the Center on Halsted. 

Connect with internet communities for bisexuals 

From the comfort of your green velvet couch, there are many resources and communities to connect with other bisexual people on the internet. There are tons of creators who are producing empathetic, thoughtful content about bisexuality. 

Social media is also a powerful organizing tool to take to the streets if you use it correctly. I’ve found monthly meetups in my own city where I’ve connected with new friends around common interests. I have a queer knitting circle, running group, and mocktail hangout, all found through the internet.

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This is a great resource hub, including links to some of the local organizations. Their associated publication, Bi Magazine, covers everything from pop culture news to longer think pieces. They are connected with The Journal of Bisexuality and the American Institute of Bisexuality, two research organizations that educate people about bi+ identities. 

They have an excellent Q&A section where folks can share their experiences and get answers to burning questions about what bisexuality means to you. 

r/bisexual on Reddit and Discord

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The r/bisexual subreddit is the perfect place to find all the memes, AITA discussions, and bi-awakening stories we want from our messy bisexual internet. 

This online community is active daily on both Reddit and Discord, including planning in-person meetups in major cities. With 533,000 members, it is one of the largest Reddit communities on the site. 

LGBTQ crisis hotlines

Biphobia and bi-erasure, as it intersects with homophobia, racism, and misogyny, can have intense and often traumatic effects on the lives of bi+ people. Bisexual people are the largest self-identified group within the LGBTQ community. Still, they are more likely than their straight, lesbian, or gay peers to experience depression and other mental illnesses. 

These are some helplines for LGBTQ people in crisis. 

The Trevor Project 

The Trevor Project is the largest suicide prevention and mental health organization for LGBTQ youth. They provide provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention to LGBTQ young people ages 13-24. 

The Trevor Project: (866) 488-7386

GLBT National Youth Talkline and Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender National Hotline

Both of these organizations provide phone calls, online chat, and email peer support for cities across the United States. 

The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender National Hotline: (888) 843-4564

The GLBT National Youth Talkline (youth serving youth through age 25): (800) 246-7743

I know it takes time, effort, and courage to reach out to your bisexual community, but they are out there. And if you are craving more bisexual-oriented events or programs outside of this list, create a community for the people who come next. Start a book club, craft circle, hiking group, or DnD game. The bisexuals will come to you. 

It’s a lonely world to be queer, but we deserve to be together. 

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Catherine Henderson is a journalist based in Chicago. She has worked at a wide variety of newsrooms, including The Denver Post, Chalkbeat, Business Insider and In These Times, covering education, career development and culture. Catherine holds a master’s and bachelor’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University. Outside of work, she enjoys traveling, exploring Chicago, reading LGBTQ lit, and analyzing internet trends.

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