Brighton & Hove City Council flew the bi-flag from council buildings yesterday (September 23) to mark Bi-Visibility Day.
The council’s LGBT workers forum organised a walk from Brighton Town Hall to the bandstand on Brighton seafront to raise awareness of the issue.
In a message to Stonewall supporters, new CEO Ruth Hunt, wrote: “At Stonewall we know that we can always do more to represent and reflect the lives and unique experiences of bisexual people. That’s why this year we’re proud to celebrate Bi Visibility Day.
“Bisexuality makes up an extremely large proportion of LGBT communities – perhaps the largest – and there are many organisations who do an incredible job in representing individuals and groups who identify as bisexual.
“And there’s still much to be done. Our ground-breaking health research reveals that few bisexual people are open about their sexual orientation to healthcare professionals and many have had negative experiences of the NHS or healthcare providers.
“At work we see that stereotypical assumptions and beliefs about bisexual people and their lives, from both straight and gay people, mean that they feel unable to access the very initiatives that are meant to support them.
“That’s why today we’re marking Bi Visibility Day and some of the fantastic work that bi groups are doing to support and promote role models in all walks of life.”