The 21st tothe 27th of September marks the second annual Bisexual AwarenessWeek (#biweek) which works to accelerate the cultural acceptance ofbisexual people.
It is estimated that bisexual people make up 50% of the LGBT community, but research by Stonewall undertakenin 2013 shows that bisexualmen are less likely to be out to colleagues than gay men; 60 per cent are not out to any oftheir colleagues compared to 15 per cent of gay men. Bisexualwomen are also less likely to be out to colleagues than lesbians; 37 per cent are not out to anyof their colleagues compared to just sixper cent of lesbians.
RCT Council is proud to be a StonewallDiversity Champion, and is continually working to create a working environment,where everyone, regardless of their sexual orientation, can be themselves inthe workplace.
Bi Visibility day iscelebrated on the 23rd of September. Three bisexual advocates conceivedthe event in 1999 as a way to combat bisexual invisibility. It is celebratedwith events around the world celebrating bisexual culture, community andhistory.
A local event isbeing held on Wednesday the 23rd of September to CelebrateBi-Visibility Day and to raise money for Macmillan, as people attending will beasked to ‘Bring & Bi’ Cakes. The event is being held between 10am – 2p, inVAMT, 89-90 Pontmorlais, MerthyrTydfil, CF47 8UH. Everyone is welcome.
Contact: Kathryn Jarrett at Safer Merthyr Tydfil on Tel: 01685 353999 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
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