On Tuesday September 23rd, bisexuals all over the world will celebrate the Tenth Annual “Celebrate Bisexuality Day.”
In 1999, Gigi Raven Wilbur and other bisexual activists put their heads together and created “Celebrate Bisexuality Day” by setting aside September 23rd as a day to celebrate bisexual visibility.
The first annual Celebrate Bisexuality Day was celebrated internationally in Johannesburg, South Africa at the conference, “Building Partnerships for Equality.” This conference was the most successful and biggest-ever International Lesbian and Gay Association (ILGA) World Conference with delegates from 40 countries gathered at the plenary session. It also marked the first time in its 22 years of existence, that an ILGA World Conference was held on the African continent.
It was inspiring for bisexual activists who attended the ILGA World Conference in Johannesburg to see the official Bisexual Flag, with its pink, blue and lavender colors flying over the conference. Since that time, groups all over the US and the world celebrate by holding all kinds of events.
On Monday September 22nd, the “IMRU Radio Show” on KPFK 90.7 FM from 7:00 to 8 PM will feature bisexual journalists Gary North, Founder of the Long Beach Bi-Support group, Denise Penn and others to celebrate bisexuality on the eve of Bisexuality Day. Call-ins are welcomed and encouraged.
KPFK streams at KPFK.org and individual shows can be downloaded as MP3 files after the fact in the online audio archives. KPFK 90.7 FM has the biggest transmitter West of the Mississippi and is heard as far south as San Diego and in the Santa Barbara area on 98.7 FM.
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