Wendy Curry

Twice on the board of BiNet USA (volunteer coordinator, 1998-2001; president 2006 - 2010), Wendy Curry has worked to increase visibility and acceptance for the BiPlus community for 25 years. With Michael Page, and Gigi Raven Wilbur, she was responsible for create Celebrate Bisexuality Day (now celebrated in 17 countries). Her work was recognized with awards from PFlag and The Bisexual Resource Center.

Bi Visibility Day: “I was invited to the White House to discuss bisexuality.”

purplehouseThe White House asked me to come talk to them.” Every time I say those words, I can’t help but grin. The bisexual/bi-plus community has had other meetings with members of the administration (as far back as the Carter administration), but they were requests from us to talk to them. On Monday (22nd September), they asked us to visit.

Whenever the administration requests an off-the-record meeting, attendees are not allowed to discuss specifics. The privacy allows individuals to talk freely. As much as I’d love to share the details, I need to respect the condition.

The eight policy briefs decided, however, have been made public. These focus on the following: Data Collection; Education; Employment and Entrepreneurship; HIV Prevention, Treatment and Care; Immigration and Asylum; Mental Health and Suicide Prevention; Physical Health; and Violence. More information on these is available here

For this piece, however, I would like to share… Continue reading