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Re: Ask A Pro Live: Bi-Visibility

@AnthonyBisexual  Thanks for explaining that! I was wondering about the difference too. Good question Smiley Happy

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Personally, I think there's so much debate over the difference between pan/bisexuality so I really think it's up to personal interpretation. For example, some people think you can only like two genders if you're bi (e.g. woman and non-binary people). The way I see it though and the definition I most like is that it's a different kind of attraction? For example, bi people can be attracted to men in a different way to their attraction to women, whereas pan people are 'gender-blind' and are attracted to all people in the same way. I'm not bi or pan though, so I don't know how valid this definition is! 

The bottom line is -- if a label fits you, go for it!

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That totally makes sense but for anyone who wants more context, we touched on the last question at the beginning of the live chat Smiley Happy 

 

@AnthonyBisexual I think I speak for everyone who has been involved tonight, that your insights have been so invaluable. I think we are so lucky to have had you online with us this evening! And thank you for sharing those wonderful resources with us as well Heart 

 

To wrap it up we have one last question: 

 

How to be a good ally? 

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i love this, thank you for sharing it, i think the more ways we have to explain the complexity of our intimate feelings desires and inner worlds, the better
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Love this  @Hozzles 

 

The bottom line is -- if a label fits you, go for it!

 

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Thank you so much for having me and i am so happy to have spent tonight with you all, thank you for all of your wonderful questions and insights.

So, how to be a good ally?....believe a bi+ person when they tell you they are bi, always refer to them as bisexual regardless of the gender of their partner, and most of all, allies please go out and talk to other non-bi people about biphobia and how important it is for the bi-community that you help us feel more welcomed and affirmed.
You are all amazing thanks again!
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@AnthonyBisexual I think you've taught us so much tonight and made our bisexual members feel really valid and valued. Thank you so much! Heart 

 

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Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts @AnthonyBisexual. I've loved reading through this chat. Smiley Happy

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What an absolute cracker of a discussion!!! I am a proud member of the queer community and after reading this discussion I feel even prouder and more importantly I have some really good insights around the bi community and how I can be a better ally!!! Thank you to everyone who participated, @Bre-RO  for facilitating, and a massive thank you to @AnthonyBisexual 🌈❤🙌

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Sydney Bi+ Network

https://sydneybiplusnetwork.org/

 

Brisbiane Bi+ Network

https://m.facebook.com/BrisbaneBiNetwork/

 

Perth Bisexual Community Group

https://m.facebook.com/groups/bicommperth/?ref=group_header&view=group

 

Victorian Bisexual/ pansexual/ multi-gender attracted (Bi+) community stuff:

Bi Alliance Victoria run monthly support groups for Bi people, their partners, friends, family members and allies: You can find them at http://www.bi-alliance.org

The Melbourne Bisexual Network (MBN) is a professional peer volunteer network and we have a number of projects that we work on at any given time. You can contact them to find out more about their 40+ Bisexual social group. MBN can be found at www.melbournebisexualnetwork.com   

 

Monthly social gatherings and community connection for bisexual/  pansexual people is something MBN advocate for and support, we have a FB page that many of our members use, this is facilitated by the MBN president Ruby. Online conversations occur on this Facebook page regarding bisexual people, family, friends and allies. You are most welcome to join to connect with others. You can check out the Bisexual Community Facebook group where these social events and other things are discussed: 

https://m.facebook.com/groups/melbourne.bi.community 

 

Melbourne's LGBTI radio JOY 94.9 FM you can listen to the Triple Bi-Pass show every Tuesday night  at 9pm for more information on our bi+ community. You can check out the podcasts at joy.org.au/triplebipass 

 

Thorne Harbour Health will be offering an 8 week therapeutic group for Bisexual/ Pansexual/ multi-gender attracted people later this year. The group is called Bi+ & Mighty and details can be found at https://thorneharbour.org/lgbti-health/mental-health/therapeutic-groups/

 

Australia wide:

Another great Australian resource is Bi+ Australia where you can find a range of information and resources all aimed to support people who identify as bi+ and their families. They also provide bi-inclusive online counselling and other supports. Go to  https://www.biplusaustralia.org/