Bi Visibility Day has been celebrated every year since 1999, to highlight the achievements of the Bi community and tackle discrimination.
The day, which takes place on the 23 September, also marks the start of Bisexual Awareness Week, which runs until 30 September.
Bi Visibility Day was first observed at the International Lesbian and Gay Association (ILGA) conference in Johannesburg in South Africa.
The goals of Bisexual+ Awareness Week include accelerating acceptance of the bisexual+ community, drawing attention to the experiences of the Bi community, and celebrating the resiliency of the community. Both allies and bisexual+ individuals are encouraged to spend the week learning about the “history, culture, community, and current policy priorities of bi+ communities.
Bisexual+ Awareness Week can also potentially be an important opportunity for bisexual+ individuals to help fight feelings of isolation, create more visibility for others who may be exploring their sexuality, meet other bisexual+ people, and become an integral member of the bisexual+ community by coming out or sharing their personal experiences.