Celebrate Bisexuality Day Date in the current year: September 23, 2017

Celebrate Bisexuality Day Celebrate Bisexuality Day, also known as Bisexual Pride and Bi Visibility Day, is observed on September 23 every year by members of the bisexual community and their friends, families, supporters and allies.

Bisexuality (bisexual orientation) is romantic attraction, sexual attraction, or sexual behavior toward both males and females. Pansexuals (people who are romantically or sexually attracted to people of any sex and gender identity) are often considered part of the bisexual community, too.

Bisexuals often face discrimination from both homophones and the LGBT community. There are many people who think that bisexuality doesn’t exist and that those who identify as bisexual are simply “undecided”. Besides, bisexuals are often labeled as homosexuals or heterosexuals depending on the gender of their current partner.

Celebrate Bisexuality Day was first observed in 1999. It was launched by a group of bisexual rights activists. The main goal of this awareness day is to combat biphobia and marginalization of bisexual people in the LGBT community and society in general. It is celebrated in September because the birthday of Freddie Mercury, the “great bisexual” (according to one of the founders of Celebrate Bisexuality Day), was born in September.

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