Celebrating Bi+ Visibility Day

Celebrating Bi+ Visibility Day

In Parliament last week I spoke of the unique experiences and contributions of Bi+ people ahead of Bi+ Visibility Day over the weekend. Bi+ is an umbrella term used to describe people who are attracted to more than one gender in any way, to any degree. Although many bi+ people lead happy lives, they can experience poor health and welfare outcomes because of high rates of stigma and discrimination, including within LGBTIQA+ spaces. The lack of awareness and understanding of bi+ experiences affects their healthcare heavily, something the NSW LGBTIQ+ Health Strategy 2022-2027 recognised.

But there is much we can do to turn things around and I acknowledged the great work and leadership of Sydney Bi+ Network. New South Wales is the only jurisdiction that does not outlaw discrimination for bi+ people and my bill will extend protections to this cohort, after meeting with Sydney Bi+ Network.

Bi+ people exist and need to be affirmed and treated with dignity and respect.

My speech > HERE.

Let's work together to celebrate and protect our great city!