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.”
“While a small number of cities have issued proclamations recognizing Bi Visibility Day, this is an historic celebration as the first full-fledged Bi Pride celebration hosted by any US city,” says Ian Lawrence-Tourinho, President of the amBi network.
“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.”
Gay Pages interviewed Werner Pieterse, lead organizer of amBi South Africa!
"That is why I started amBi South Africa, a social and support community for bi people, our friends and allies." - Werner Pieterse, lead organizer of amBi South Africa.
"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!"