USA: Bisexuals at the Table

Written by scott on September 28th, 2013

BisexualOn Monday, Sept 23, 2013, I found myself in Washington, DC, in a room in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building. With me were 31 other bi activists from around the US – and one from Canada – to meet with White House staff and federal government officials for an historic event, a true first of its kind. The meeting was a bisexual public policy roundtable, and there was a total of about sixty of us in attendance.

That day happened to be National Celebrate Bisexuality Day. For years, bisexual activists have asked for a place at the proverbial table. Now we finally had one. We had three hours to state our case and share with the federal government the unique and debilitating challenges facing our community, to hear from them the things they were doing or want to do to partner with us for change, and to build relationships that will hopefully save and improve bisexual lives.

Sounds very active, huh? Jam-packed? It was! Then why did I use the passive-voiced, “I found myself” in the opening sentence of this essay? That’s because that’s what I did. Oh, I worked to get myself in that room. I worked hard to keep myself in that room, and I busted my butt to make the most of my time in that room. But I also found myself in that room.

Authored By Amy Andre – See the Full Story at the Billerico Project

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