Over the past week, hundreds of events have been held across the country to say thank you to volunteers, recognising the important contribution they make.
Almost all the bi community events, groups and support depend wholly on volunteer effort – so it has also been a prompt for many to say thanks to the people who make them happen, and for some to step up and offer to share the workload.
Maybe now’s the time to become a bi volunteer yourself?
American actress and TV host Sara Gilbert laid into bisexual erasure in the media this week on CBS show The Talk.
Co-host Sharon Osbourne joined in as they criticised the pressures both to be out as gay or bi for fear of being outed by the press, and how people in the media eye like Maria Bello and Tom Daley who go public about same-sex relationships have a ‘gay’ label pressed on them as part of a culture of bisexual erasure.
Sara, probably still best known in the UK for the role of Darleen in Roseanne, observes, “there is a pressure for people to label themselves as gay or straight… people don’t like that and people immediately go ‘they’re one or the other and they don’t want to say it’ – and I don’t believe that.”