Bisexuality Awareness Day, also known as Bisexuality Day, Bi Visibility Day, and Bisexual Pride Day is observed on September 23 by members of the bisexual community and their supporters. This day is a call for the bisexual community, their friends and supporters to recognize and celebrate bisexuality, bisexual history, bisexual community and culture, and all the bisexual people in their lives. Below are some selected resources on bisexuality for those seeking to learn more.
Selected Web Resources
Alexandra Booles, 13 Things You Didn’t Know About Being Bisexual+, GLAAD (Sept. 28, 2016), https://www.glaad.org/blog/13-things-you-didn%E2%80%99t-know-about-being-bisexual
American Institute of Bisexuality
GLAAD, BiNet USA, Bisexual Organizing Project, and Bisexual Resource Center, In Focus: Reporting on the Bisexual Community (2016), https://www.glaad.org/publications/focus-reporting-bisexual-community
Movement Advance Project, Invisible Majority: The Disparities Facing Bisexual People and How to Remedy Them (2016)
Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Guide
Selected Recent Law Journal Articles
Elizabeth Childress Burneson, The Invisible Minority: Discrimination against Bisexuals in the Workplace, 52 U. Rich. L. Rev. 63 (2018)
This Comment argues that legal theories in recent Title VII cases fail to take notice of how discrimination against bi-sexuals differs from discrimination against homosexuals and other key differences between bisexuals and monosexuals. To ensure full protection of the law for bisexuals, LGBTQ+ advocates must urge Congress to amend Title VII to explicitly prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation. The LGBTQ+ community and the legal community must also acknowledge the bisexual population in their legal analyses and advocacy.
Michael Conklin, Good for Thee, but Not for Me: How Bisexuals Are Overlooked in Title VII Sexual Orientation Arguments, 11 U. Miami Race & Soc. Just. L. Rev. 33 (2020)
In this article, the author looks at how legal theories and cases on Title VII protections for LGBT individuals focus on lesbian, gay, and transgender individuals while excluding bisexual individuals. The author covers the history of bisexuality treatment under the law, relevant Title VII history, the arguments in Bostock v. Clayton County and how they would affect a future case involving a similarly situated bisexual plaintiff, gender stereotyping, and associational discrimination.
Thomas Lloyd, Protecting Bisexual Victims instead of Harassers: Alternatives to Monosexist Theories of Sexual Orientation Discrimination under Title VII, 47 Fordham Urb. L.J. 431 (2020)
This article discusses the evolution of Title VII’s prohibition on sex discrimination, evaluates Title VII interpretive theories in Hively v. Ivy Tech and Zarda v. Altitude Express concerning sexual orientation, and looks at their failure to include discrimination of bisexuals, asexuals, and other non-monosexual orientations.
Nancy C. Marcus, The Global Problem of Bisexual Erasure in Litigation and Jurisprudence, 18 J. Bisexuality 67 (2018)
After discussing the grounds on which sexual minorities may qualify for refugee status under international refugee law, the paper empirically assesses the success rates of bisexual refugee claimants in three major host states: Canada, the United States, and Australia. It concludes that bisexuals are significantly less successful than other sexual minority groups in obtaining refugee status in those countries.
Nancy C. Marcus, Bostock v. Clayton County and the Problem of Bisexual Erasure, 115 NW. U. L. Rev. Online 223 (2020)
Along with calling for greater bi inclusivity, this Essay offers an interpretive guide to ensuring Bostock’s precedent, textualist emphasis notwithstanding, is extended to bisexuals. While resolving such tensions, the Essay also describes how systemic bi erasure in LGBTQ rights cases beyond Bostock remains a significant problem. In doing so, it explains the reciprocal benefits of being bi-inclusive, including the role bisexuals can play in illustrating that sexual orientation discrimination is a form of sex discrimination.
Cincinnati Law LGBTQ+ Resources
Nathaniel R. Jones Center for Race, Gender, and Social Justice
Department of Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies (WGSS)
LGBTQ Faculty and Staff Association
Office of Equal Opportunity & Access