Thursday, February 22, 2024

Ladies First Celebrates Bisexuality

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Taylor and Kori welcome back activist Wendy Curry and discuss the origins of Celebrate Bisexuality day (on September 23), and encourage all of you to tell us how you’ll be celebrating on twitter with the hashtag #celebratebisexuality

Sources

Celebrate Bisexuality Day:

  • curriedspam. “What’s in a name?” LiveJournal (2007)
  • Hyde, Sue. “Celebrating Bisexuality Day 2008: Bisexual Leaders We Salute.” National Gay and Lesbian Task Force (2008).
  • Oboza, Br. Michael C. “Our Fence with Wendy Curry.” Chicago Bi Newsletter (2013).
    • “Pride is an outward act – letting the world know we were not ashamed of who we were. CBD was meant to be an inward act. Getting our community together to celebrate who were we [sic] and how privileged we were to be who we are.” 
  • Simonette, Matt. “Activists gather to celebrate bisexuality.” Windy City Times (2013).
  • Staff Reports. “Bisexuality Day Celebrated.” Long Beach Post (2008).
  • Wang, Alexandra. “Gigi Raven Wilbur: Advice on Bisexuality.” Bi Women Quarterly (2019)
  • Anything That Moves Archive
  • Report: 19th ILGA World Conference – Johannesburg. “Building Partnerships for Equality.” (1999) PDF download link.
  • ILGA timeline 1
  • ILGA timeline 2 

Pre-CBD Bisexual Pride Days:

  • BiNet USA. “First U.S. Bisexual Pride Day Held In 1990.” BiNet USA’s Blog (2013).
  • @garybnorth. “Confirmed: SF Supervisors declared June 23, 1990 as “Bisexual Pride Day in San Francisco” in honor of 1st nat’l bi confab.” Twitter (2012).
  • Highleyman, Liz. “SF to USA: Come on bi!” Bay Area Reporter 26.35 (1996): 1.
  • McPherson, Richard. “Conference Marks Bisexuals’ Stonewall.” Bay Area Reporter 20.27 (1990): 20.

Wendy Curry’s activism:

  • BiNet USA. “BiNet USA President Wendy Curry Receives the 4th Annual Brenda Howard Memorial Award.” BiNet USA’s Blog (2009).
  • De Leon, Celina. “Wendy Curry: BiNet USA.” Feministing (2007).
  • Wiesenthal, Nicole. “Feature: BiNet USA Strives to Amplify Bisexual Voices.” South Florida Gay News (2015).

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Authors

  • Kori

    Kori is an entertainment writer and Managing Editor at the Fandomentals. In her spare time, she is a fragrance and watch enthusiast, lover of Eurovision, and Yanni devotee. Find her on Instagram at @fmkori

  • Taylor

    Taylor is a writer who will always jump at the chance to blur genres. So obviously she can't pick just one to fangirl over. Though if she had to choose, she would narrow it down to science fiction and fantasy. Currently, she is most interested in women-centric stories and the depiction of trauma in media. She is also an aspiring YA novelist and aspiring Taylor Swift scholar.

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