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GLSEN on Celebrate Bisexuality Day
Media Relations Manager
GLSEN Statement on Celebrate Bisexuality Day
NEW YORK (September 23, 2015) – GLSEN's Executive Director, Dr. Eliza Byard, issued the following statement in acknowledgement of Celebrate Bisexuality Day. Recognized annually since 1999 on September 23, Celebrate Bisexuality Day (CBD) is an international awareness day to combat bisexual invisibility that is also referred to as Bi Visibility Day and Bisexual Pride Day.
“GLSEN is proud to support Celebrate Bisexuality Day and the honoring of role models, leaders and the bisexual community as a whole. In addition to the bullying, verbal harassment and discrimination that their lesbian and gay peers face, bisexual youth experience unique challenges including bisexual erasure and/or invisibility in which the existence or legitimacy of bisexuality is questioned, denied or ignored. We must continue to work to develop school climates where difference is valued for the positive contribution it makes to creating a more vibrant and diverse community.”
GLSEN is the leading national education organization focused on ensuring safe and affirming schools for all students. Celebrating its 25th year, GLSEN envisions a world in which every child learns to respect and accept all people, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression. GLSEN seeks to develop school climates where difference is valued for the positive contribution it makes to creating a more vibrant and diverse community. For information on GLSEN's research, educational resources, public policy advocacy, student organizing programs and educator training initiatives, visit www.glsen.org.