“If you are bi, just being visible is a productive means of addressing biphobia and dispelling myths and stereotypes. The truth is that we are already everywhere, but in many cases, people just aren’t aware of our presence. If you are in a position to be out and visible, please do it. Often this decision will empower others to do the same.” - amBi’s own Lorien Hunter
“It’s hard because you don’t want to be the stereotypical, straight girl in the gay bar. And I fully understand why people sort of get ‘icked out’ by that. But at the same time, there isn’t a good way to scream. ‘No! I’m one of you.’ ” - amBi’s own Talia Squires
Organizers said it's the first city-sponsored bisexual pride event in the nation. A large crowd gathered at the auditorium in West Hollywood Park to listen to music, check out vendor booths, eat, drink and have fun.
“History was made Saturday afternoon as the first bisexual pride celebration in the world, Sat. Sept 22 in West Hollywood. The Advisory Board was joined in arranging Saturday’s events by social group amBi and by Human Rights Campaign LA.”
“West Hollywood is hosting the United States’ first city-wide Bi Pride celebration on Saturday, September 22. The City of West Hollywood is organizing the event alongside with Human Rights Campaign LA and the Los Angeles chapter of the organization amBi.”
“There are so many really wonderful communities that are coming forward, though. Like the amBi Social Network in L.A., Bisexual.org, there's all of these wonderful groups coming out so that there can be a community for bi people.”
"Although I've attended and participated in Prides, I'd never been on the planning side before. I showed up to the first meeting hesitant because bisexuality is often ignored by Pride organizers, but I was immediately made welcome. I loved seeing this whole thing come together, and for me the icing on the cake was when I was made Grand Marshal. Talk about bi visibility!"