We did it!
You showed up with your awesome outfits, flags, streamers, glitter and creative signs. You made the bi+ and pan community visible for not only the people watching the parade, but also the other contingents and the kofytv news broadcast (airs sept 15th).
Our growing visibility and outreach is truly touching those around us who need more representation in order to feel confident and valid under the queer umbrella and also in the straight world. You are activists and the community thrives with your involvement.
Thank you to all of you who helped organize the Bi+ and Pan Community Contingent: Martin, Lacy, Jeremy, Winfred, Grace, Marie. And all of those who collaborated in the planning document: Stephanie, Maddie, Michael, Cece, Sara and Jordan.
This was all a volunteer collaboration and our first known involvement in Oakland's Pride Parade. We're certainly learning as we go. Please send any feedback about your experience and you ideas on how we can improve for next year's Pride Parades.
Going forward, there is at least one bi/pan event every month and numerous opportunities for you to connect, contribute and benefit. The best way to stay connected and involved is through these Facebook groups and Meetup.com
Like these FB groups:
BABN (bay area bisexual network)
The bi/pan Meetup group
If you're interested in doing more volunteering for bi-activism, please reply here and let's continue the momentum. There's a lot more work to be done and a small group of us doing it. The next task is getting flyers distributed and sponsors for the two conferences Unico[r]n and BiCon.
See you soon!
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