Hello beautiful people,
Today the 23rd of September is International Celebrate Bisexuality Day, or as it is more commonly being referred to these days as Bi Visibility Day.
From the sleuthing I’ve done this day was created in the United States in 1999 by three bisexual rights activists as a means of bringing together friends and supporters of bisexuals to celebrate all things bisexual, bisexual history, bisexual community and culture and the bisexual people in their lives. It has since travelled across the oceans to the United Kingdom, Germany, Japan, New Zealand and Sweden, with events such as discussions, dinner parties, dances, and so forth.
Here in Oz however you’d be lucky if you even knew about it. I was very disappointed to find – not much at all! In fact the only thing I did come across, a part from a few sites referencing the day and date, was an interview on Joy 94.9 this morning, on the Freshly Doug segment, where Doug Pollard was interviewing James Dominguez of Bisexual Alliance Victoria. Even James admitted to not knowing about it until an alliance member recently brought it to his attention, so they organised a small dinner, that has now grown into a rather large one, for Bisexual Alliance members in honour of the day.
I don’t know what I thought I’d be doing today in celebration of Bi Day. Perhaps I was expecting the banging of pots and pans with joyful singing in the streets, like I remember New Years Eve to be when I was a tad younger! Big celebrations, fun for everyone, fireworks perhaps! Albeit somewhat deflated I’m feeling. I was sure there would be some party I could RSVP to, nope, nada, zilch.
Hmm, what to do then? Note to self – make sure this doesn’t happen next year! If there is no party, no event to RSVP to, then I’ll just have to create my own one!
As for this year I’ll have to settle for some homemade pizzas, some sort of bubbly, and some sparklers for my family and I to enjoy in the backyard when it is dark enough!
Happy Bi Day everyone, how will you be celebrating?
To think, nearly eighteen years ago now, wow has it really been that long? There would have been no way I would have been celebrating my husband’s bisexuality. I’d probably have been leaning more towards castration than celebration! It still amazes me today how far one can travel when egos are shelved and the heart and soul of one person can interact and connect with the heart and soul of another.
Love & hugs,
‘practice what you passion’®