Bisexual Organizing Project is Essential
Since 1999, Bisexual Organizing Project has worked officially as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit to build, serve, and advocate for an empowered bisexual, pansexual, fluid, queer, and unlabeled (bi+) community to promote social justice. Today, we continue to help create a community for anyone within the Bi+ umbrella by providing community organizing, education, and training. Right now, we need community and we need your help to continue our mission.
Beginning May 1st, and ending at 11:59 pm on May 8th, Minnesotans will come together for #GiveAtHomeMN, a week of virtual giving in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. There will be opportunities to earn daily and hourly golden tickets similar to those given on Give to the Max Day for gifts made during this time.
Take advantage of this opportunity to further your donation and help us reach our $1,000 goal! Every dollar donated will bring us closer to our mission.
This is what we do:
The BECAUSE Conference started in 1992 and is the largest and longest-running conference for the bi+ community in the United States. It has been a long-standing cornerstone of the bi community.
We keep BECAUSE as accessible as possible with free or pay-what-you-can registration, by providing meals and receptions throughout the weekend, and by offering scholarships. Paid registrations only cover about a third of our conference expenses. The conference happens because of the amazing financial support of individuals, organizations, and businesses. Help us keep BECAUSE available to the entire community!
BOP also provides year-round programming to build and support the bi+ community. We are committed to providing free and pay-what-you-can programs to make our services accessible to our diverse community. What can your contribution accomplish?
Another important part of BOP’s work is attending regional Pride celebrations in Minnesota and beyond. We provide a bi+ resource to attendees, work with Pride organizers to keep bi and trans included in their promotions and onsite language, and network with other organizations around the region about how they are serving their bi+ constituents. Help us fund our bi+ advocacy in our region.
Bi+ individuals make up the largest population of the LGBTQ+ community, and experience significantly higher rates of mental illness, sexual assault and intimate partner violence, substance abuse, and chemical dependency, workplace discrimination, poverty, and social isolation than gay, lesbian, and heterosexual populations. However, according to Funders for LGBTQ Issues, institutional funding of bisexual issues and organizations has been the lowest of all LGBTQ+ demographics tracked since 2002, and most LGBTQ+ organizations still do not offer bi+ specific resources or programming. Your donations go directly towards helping the bi+ community thrive! Thank you for your support!