Coming out and bisexual community resources are the focus of Bisexual Health Awareness Month today. Bisexual+ youth, know that you have a community that cares!
Bisexual+ youth are less likely to be out to their families, friends, and communities, and they are often told that their sexual identities are “just a phase” or “don’t exist.” They are also less likely of having attended a queer youth group compared to their gay and lesbian peers. Therefore, building bi-inclusive and bi-affirming environments at home, in schools, and within communities is important in improving the health and well-being of bisexual+ youth.
Today’s Featured Resources:
- Gabrielle shares her coming out story and offers some advice for coming out as bisexual
- Bisexual Resource Center: Coming Out as Bi
- Faith Cheltenham: How to Come Out as Bisexual
- A.J. Walkley & Lauren Michelle Kinsey: How Do You Come Out to Your Parents as Bisexual?
Bisexual-specific Organizations & Groups
- Bisexual Resource Center: Bisexual Groups Around the World
- Bisexual Resource Center: Listing of Bisexual Media
- BiNet USA: Bisexual Groups in the U.S.
- Bisexual Organizing Project: BECAUSE Conference
- Bisexual Women of Color
General LGBT Organizations & Information
- Funders for LGBT Issues: Directory of LGBTQ People of Color Organizations & Projects in the U.S.
- GLAAD: Transgender Resources
- Bisexual Resource Center: Listing of Queer Disability Organizations & Resources
Leo, age 12: I’m 12 years old and i came out to my friends last year. I came out to my mom too but she said she didn’t believe me and told me, “People come out with their sexuality when they’re 18 or older.” My friends took it really well, even my most seemingly homophobic friend.