The Marbella City Council, through the Equality and Diversity delegation, will join tomorrow, September 23, to the commemoration of the International Day of Bisexual Visibility, with initiatives such as the dissemination of a podcast where an interviewer will discuss with two experts, Pedro Castedo, director of Radio Arco Iris Valencia, and Chelo Oteo Aquino, activist in the Amares LGTBI + Association, the news of this group at all levels.
In the recording they will analyze social and internalized biphobia and the demands of its community, among other topics, in addition to talking about the reality of these people in different spheres that go from the social to the personal. This talk will be hosted on the website of the City Council and Radio Televisión Marbella, so that all citizens have access to it at any time and can learn more about what is bisexuality and the importance of empathizing and generating respect for this group.
“The objective of this podcast is to take a photograph as close as possible to the reality of bisexuality and to function as a pedagogical tool to give voice and visibility to this group and thus achieve an optimal coexistence regardless of our differences”, they have reported from the City Hall. In addition, tomorrow, at 11 a.m., Radio Televisión Marbella will also broadcast an interview with the company Diferencia2, an expert consultant in gender and diversity, and external technical advice to the City Council on diversity matters, in which the reason for this will be addressed. anniversary and other aspects related to the LGTBI collective.
Bisexual people continue to be the most invisible part of the LGTBI collective since this movement was organized and expanded its activism throughout the world. Although the gay and lesbian communities began to grow in the early 1970s after the Stonewall riots in New York, other groups such as trans and bisexual were lagging behind this new wave of claims and rights.
It is not until 1999, which is declared at the annual conference of the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (ILGA), September 23 as International Bisexual Visibility Day, an initiative promoted by three rights activists. bisexuals from the US, Wendy Curry, Michael Page and Gigi Raven. The purpose of this event is to highlight the double discrimination suffered by bisexual people, both by heterosexual people and by LGT people, in both cases questioning bisexuality as a complete sexual orientation and pointing to it as a lewd attitude.