Originally founded in 2008 and previously named The Los Angeles Bi Center Planning Group, the Los Angeles Bi Task Force (LABTF) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that promotes education, advocacy, and cultural enrichment for the bisexual/fluid/pansexual ("bi+") communities in the Greater Los Angeles area as well as aims to develop a future bi resource center.
Major highlights include sending bi+ leaders annually to the White House beginning with the groundbreaking Bisexual Community Roundtable in 2013, completing a bi+ needs assessment in 2014, serving as a national partner of the Bisexual Health Awareness Month (BHAM) campaign annually since 2014, and serving as a community partner for #ResistMarchLA in 2017. Signature events include educational workshops and panels, the annual Bi Arts Fest to honor Celebrate Bisexuality Day, visibility at LGBT Pride events, and local bi+ leader events.
DAVID MEADOW, ED.M., CHAIR
David Meadow is an educator, artist, and activist who honed his teaching chops in L.A. public schools, a trade college in Chile, and the respected City University of New York system. Now based at Loyola Marymount University, he teaches “Speaking and Writing for Social Justice,” combining public speaking, expository writing, and civic and media literacy. He has interacted with countless members of the public, on both coasts, for the likes of Planned Parenthood; the League of Women Voters; the Anti-Violence Project; 350.org; and an ad-hoc coalition to keep same-sex marriage legal in California during the elections of 2008. In his spare time, he writes and performs music and political theatre. Linkedin profile here.
CURT DUFFY, M.A., SECRETARY
Curt Duffy facilitated the Bi-osphere discussion group at the Los Angeles LGBT Center for many years and has been on the LABTF steering committee since 2010. He teaches English at Los Angeles Pierce College and has provided educational design and administration services to a number of clients, including West Coast University and Southern California Edison. His short fiction has been published in The Journal of Experimental Fiction and Storyglossia. He previously served on the advisory board of the Morongo Basin Conservation Association. He lives in a 1920's bungalow in Los Angeles and has a pit bull named Lola.
MIMI HOANG, PH.D., EDUCATION CHAIR
Mimi Hoang, Ph.D., is a nationally-recognized psychologist, author, and celebrity consultant specializing in the LGBTQ and Asian American communities. She has served as an LGBTQ community leader for almost 2 decades, including co-founding 3 bisexual organizations–the Los Angeles Bi Task Force, amBi (LA’s Bi Social Community), and Fluid UCLA, authored multiple LGBTQ publications including the first bi+ needs assessment in Greater LA, earned a seat at the landmark 2013 White House Bisexual Community Roundtable, and has been called “One of the Most Significant Women in the Bisexual Movement.” Dr. Mimi currently works as a Staff Psychologist at Loyola Marymount University and Adjunct Faculty at Antioch University Los Angeles. Website: www.drmimihoang.com.
ROBERT OZN, ADVOCACY CHAIR
Chairperson of the Los Angeles Bi Task Force since January 2015, he has co-led with Dr. Mimi Hoang workshops on bisexuality at the LA LGBT Center and USC and produced the Task Force's Seventh & Eighth Annual Bi Arts Fests. In 2016 he was honored as one of the invitees to the Obama Administration's White House Conference on Bisexuality and now leads the political advocacy section of LABTF. In his professional life, he is a Top Five Billboard recording artist, an award winning screenwriter/film producer, and a Broadway actor. IMDB page here.