Q: WHAT MAKES AMBI DIFFERENT FROM OTHER BI GROUPS?
One of amBi's greatest strengths is we understand that in order to have a social movement, you have to build a community first. We focus on having fun and building friendships. As a bi person (or partner to a bi person) there is no substitute for the validation and empowerment that comes from being connected to a community with other bi people. Also, we don't take ourselves too seriously. We focus on the upbeat and concentrate on making ourselves healthy and happy. We understand that community healing, when needed, has to come from within.
Q: WHAT DO YOU MEAN BY "BISEXUAL"?
Bisexual is a scientific term that has been around for well over a century. It refers to a person with both heterosexual (different sex) and homosexual (same sex) attraction. It is a term with clear meaning and is understood across the world and in many languages. Over the decades, many alternate identity labels have come and gone that describe bisexuality or particular aspects of bisexuality. We offer an inclusive space for all these Bi+ identities.
Q: DO I HAVE TO BE BI TO JOIN AMBI?
You don't have to be bisexual to join amBi. As long as you are "bi friendly," which means supportive of bi people, you are welcome to join. amBi is a community of bi people, their partners, friends, and allies. Everyone who wants to participate as a positive member of the group is welcome.
Q: Does it cost anything to join amBI?
It does not cost anything to join amBi.
Q: Do i have to be "out of the closet" to join ambi?
You do not have to be "out" to join amBi. amBi exists, in part, to offer a safe space for people to be themselves in the company of bi positive friends and allies. amBi is a private club, and your profile will only be visible to other members.
Q: Ok. I want to join. How do I do that?
It's easy. Click on "Chapters" above and choose the chapter in your area. Then, follow the link to that chapter's Meetup site, where it is easy to create a profile and join.
Q: What if there isn't a chapter in my area?
If there is not a chapter in your area, you may want to consider starting one.
Q: Are there any requirements to join?
In order to join, you'll need to fill out a profile. We require members to have:
- a photo where your face is clearly visible (remember, only other members can see it).
- a "real sounding" name. It doesn't have to be your real name (just sound like a real name).
- answers to the profile questions.
Q: I'm under 18. Can i join amBi?
You have to be at least 18 years old to join amBi. However, if your parent or guardian joins amBi, they can bring you to family friendly events as their guest. If you're looking for a supportive online community and information about bisexuality, you may want to visit bi.org.
Q: WHAT KINDS OF THINGS ARE OFF LIMITS FOR AMBI?
amBi is not a hookup group. amBi is not a swingers' group. Although we accomplish political goals through visibility and outreach, amBi is not a political action group. We are a non-profit and do not endorse any political candidates.