Flying the flag for Bi Visibility Day

Friday 23 September is Bi Visibility Day.

We will be flying the Bi flag from Hove and Brighton town halls to honour and celebrate the contributions of bisexual communities to our city.

Bi is an umbrella term used to describe a romantic and/or sexual orientation towards more than one gender.

Bi people may describe themselves using one or more of a wide variety of terms, including, but not limited to, bisexual, pan, queer, and other identities.

Bi people have always existed but are often erased from our history books, ignored in the media or stereotyped and ridiculed. Bi people are real. Bi people are valid. Bi people have diverse experiences and identities. And Bi people have been a crucial part of the fight for LGBTQ+ equality.

Everyone has a role to play in achieving this - to learn about Bi experiences and the unique challenges faced, to call out biphobia and harmful stereotypes where safe to do so, to increase the representation of Bi people whenever we can

You can find out more about to celebrate, promote and challenge on Stonewall’s Bi Visibility Hub. You can also read reflections on why we need a Bi Visibility Day to the 10 ways you can be a Bi ally.

Councillor Steph Powell, co-chair of the Tourism, Equalities, Communities & Culture Committee, said: “Brighton & Hove is a diverse city, where we champion equality and inclusion for all

"We’re proud to fly the flag for Bi Visibility Day. It’s an opportunity to acknowledge and celebrate diverse Bi identities, raise the voices of Bi people, and call for positive change.”

Reporting hate crime and anti-social behaviour

Everyone in Brighton & Hove has a right to feel safe.

We are committed to LGBTQ+ equality and supporting communities harmed by hate crime.

We encourage anyone who has experienced anti-social behaviour or hate incidents, harassment or distress due to their identity, to report it. 

You can do that using our online anti-social behaviour and hate incident reporting form or by contacting our Community Safety team by emailing communitysafety.casework@brighton-hove.gov.uk or calling 01273 292735.

Or you can report hate incidents to Sussex Police on 101 if it’s not an emergency. In an emergency, always call 999.

We’re also working with community partners to offer an option of reporting hate incidents to them in a confidential safe space. 

  • Ledward Centre, Jubilee Street, Brighton, BN1 1UU 
    Phone: 07714 782585 
    Open: 11am to 4pm, Friday to Sunday 
  • Possability People 
    Montague House, Montague Place, Brighton, BN2 1JE 
    Phone: 01273 894 040 
    Open: 10am to 4pm, Monday to Friday 
  • Racial Harassment Forum 
    Community Base, 113 Queens Road, Brighton BN1 3XG 
    Phone: 01273 234 017 or 07563 389482 
    Open: 10am to 5pm Monday to Friday

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