In The South

Today is Bisexual Visibility Day!

Gary Hart September 23, 2015

Brighton & Hove City Council LGBT Workers’ Forum are celebrating Bisexual Visibility Day with two social events later this afternoon.


Coffee and cake at the Red Roaster on St James’s Street from 5-7pm.

Buy a Bi a Beer! at the Marlborough Pub on Princes Street from 7-9pm.

If you would like to meet someone to go along with or to meet outside the venue, look for the Brighton Bothways purple unicorn mascot which will be on the table at both the café and the pub!

Chat with like-minded people and find out what support is available for bisexuals in the city.  All bisexual, bi-curious and bi-friendly people are welcome.

The Bisexual Pride Flag is flying today at Brighton Town Hall, Hove Town Hall, Kings House and Portslade Town Hall.  The flag was designed by Michael Page in 1998.  His aim was to increase the visibility of bisexual people, both among society as a whole and within the LGBT community.

Bi Visibility Day started in 1999 to celebrate bisexual identities and challenge biphobia. Research shows that bisexual people often face discrimination and marginalisation from both heterosexual, and lesbian and gay, communities. Bisexuality has been acknowledged to be an ‘invisible’, ‘excluded’ or ‘silent’ sexuality within several domains including: mainstream media, lesbian and gay communities, sex research, psychology and psychotherapy, policy and legislation. Bisexual people have significantly higher levels of distress and mental health difficulties than heterosexual and lesbian/gay populations; this has been found both internationally and in the UK and has been strongly linked to experiences of biphobia and bisexual invisibility.

To find out more about the different ways people are marking Bi Visibility Day around the world, click here: