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Bisexual Resource Center

 
$195.00 contributions
8 donors


Be a (Secret) Agent of Change! Donate to the BRC Today!

The Bisexual Resource Center (BRC) has been raising awareness about bisexuality and providing resources and support to the bi+ community for over 30 years. The BRC uses “bisexual+” as an umbrella term for people who recognize and honor their potential for sexual, emotional, and romantic attraction to more than one gender (e.g. bisexual, pansexual, queer, fluid, no label). We celebrate and affirm the diversity of identity and expression—regardless of labels!

We who volunteer and work for organizations like the BRC know how difficult it is to attract funders to our bisexual+-specific work. That’s why we depend primarily on our own community to help us manage our outreach and support projects, produce our resources, host our events, and maintain a visible presence in the LGBTQ+ political world.

Each year, the BRC responds to hundreds of phone calls and e-mails requesting information, media commentary, resources, and community support. We speak with bi+ youth struggling to come out, isolated middle-aged bi+ folks, concerned parents of bi+ children, LGBTQ+ organizations that want to enhance its bi+ outreach, or the media like the New York Times seeking info for story. We strive to respond to each contact with meaningful information and compassion.

Within our local monthly bi+ support groups in Greater Boston, we’ve seen many lives positively affected simply by having a safe space to voice things never said out loud before. More than one of our attendees has told us: “The BRC saved my life.” And because research shows that rates of depression, anxiety, and suicide are higher for bisexuals than gays, lesbians, and straight folks, we take our attendees’ statements very seriously.

Thousands of viewers access the newly-launched www.biresource.org for information about national and international bi+ communities, downloadable brochures and reports, and bi+ pride merchandise. Plus, the BRC publishes and distributes Getting Bi: Voices from Bisexuals Around the World, an anthology that shares various life experiences of bi+ people from 42 different countries; Recognize: The Voices of Bisexual Men, a collection of words and images produced by 61 cisgender and transgender bi+ men from around the world; and in March 2017, Growing Bi+ Community: A Handbook for Facilitators, which helps people all over the world start their own bi+ social and support groups.

The BRC is an active political partner on both state and national fronts:
* In 2013, we co-organized the first White House Roundtable on Bisexual Issues with BiNet USA, and returned to the White House with fellow advocates for a Bisexual Community Policy Briefing in 2015 and in 2016 for a day of celebration and entertainment celebrating the bi+ community.
* In 2014, the BRC partnered with the Movement Advancement Project to launch their publication, Understanding Issues Facing Bisexual Americans, as well as with the Human Rights Campaign's national report on bi+ youth, Supporting and Caring For Our Bisexual Youth
* In March 2017, the BRC launched fourth annual Bisexual Health Awareness Month (BHAM) social media campaign. See a roundup here!
* In 2016, the BRC and other national bi+ orgs worked with GLAAD to release In Focus: Reporting on the Bisexual Community, and with the Human Rights Campaign on their Coming Out Guide for Bisexual People.

The BRC has been at the forefront of ensuring bisexual+ lives are valued, recognized and understood since 1985. With your support, we can make a difference in even more people’s lives and increase visibility and understanding in both the LGBTQ+ and straight communities!

We are the B(ee) in LGBT!

 


Jennifer H donated $25.00
Karen R donated $25.00
Kelly h donated $25.00
Matthew N donated $50.00
Julia C donated $25.00
Samati N donated $10.00

Updates and Donors' Comments

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BRC was the first bi specific organization that I found and I want to show my support.