On Jun 1st, 2022, the first day of LGBTQ Pride Month, we announced our rebrand, which includes changing our name to the Los Angeles Bi+ Task Force to be more explicitly inclusive of bisexual, pansexual, fluid, queer, omnisexual, and other non-monosexual identities. We also published our our new logo, which has new colors and triangles representing the bisexual, pansexual, transgender, non-binary, and racial equality flags. LABTF is committed to uplifting the voices of bi+ people of all genders, races, ethnicities, and walks of life and this new name and look represents that commitment.
Read the full press statement here.
It is the 10th annual Bi+ Health Awareness Month in March and we are proud to be part of this continuing campaign to explain the specific health disparities for the bi+ community. It has taken a long time to explain this disparity and shine light on it and ask for change and progress.
What is Bi+ Health Month? This awareness campaign is led annually by the Bisexual Resource Center to show and help the bi, pansexual, fluid, queer, etc. community’s social, economic, and health disparities; share resources; and inspire actions to improve bi+ people’s well-being.
Check out our. Bi+Blog for continued articles and information about the issues. Also look at our own resources here on the site.
For #BiHealthMonth this year, LABTF is hosting a Bi-alogue panel called "Know Your Bi+ Rights: Intersections Between Bisexuality and the Law."
Check back soon for a link to the discussion and a story about what was discussed as well as the links the guests provided.
This year's theme is "Beyond Visibility" and we believe that educating yourself on LGBTQ rights is one of things our bisexual and pansexual community can do beyond visibility. Our panel features prominent bi+ legal experts and scholars Heron Greenesmith (they/them), Ann Tweedy (she/her), Ezra Young (he/him), and Eliot Tracz (he/him), and will be moderated by LABTF Co-Founder Dr. Mimi Hoang (she/her).
We'll discuss how biphobic and monosexist laws and regulations have historically impacted our community and how recent anti-LGBTQ legislation affects our lives moving forward.
This event is recorded and will be available soon, please check back.
The Bi-Alogue series honored Bi Elders and we now have the entire sold-out interview online for all to enjoy.
Go here to see it on our YouTube page: https://youtu.be/VF4UFeMigeU
We gathered one of the greatest panels of bi+ elders who essentially started the bisexual movement, with a legacy of activism that compiles 251 years of bi history. The Zoom chat is a moment in Bi history in itself.
Read the full story here. Photo Gallery at bottom of Bi+ Blog page.
We are continuing to do Bi+ events, but our booths at Pride festivals, events and Bi+Alogue costs some money, and we are run by volunteers. We depend on our Give Out Day campaign which is a national campaign to support LGBTQ giving. Give Out Day is a safe, easy way to donate to LGBTQ+ causes because all donations go directly to the cause, there are no fees. We have a goal of raising $2000, and you may donate year-round! Please donate here and read about the top 4 bi+ orgs on our Bi+ Blog here.
Interested in volunteering for LABTF? We currently have spots available on our three teams: Education, Advocacy, and Marketing, also for general volunteering on an as-needed basis. Here's a brief description of our Teams:
* EDUCATION Team - educational presentations like Bi+ Ed workshops and Bi-alogue series; creation of educational materials; blogging
* ADVOCACY Team - townhalls/community check-ins; political campaigns; ensuring inclusion in mainstream LGBTQ spaces
* VISIBILITY Team - social media outreach; website maintenance; newsletter development; merchandising
Each Team meets once every two months on Thu evenings. Commitment is flexible - attend as much or as little depending on availability. You may opt out at any time. Sign-up here.