The City of West Hollywood Celebrates Bi Visibility Week

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Bi Visibility Week - Photo by Paulo Murillo for WEHO TIMES

The City of West Hollywood is celebratig Bi Visibility Week (Bisexual Visibility Week) through Saturday, September 24, 2022. The City’s recognitions during this week are intended to raise the visibility and increase awareness of the Bisexual community.

These include:

Proclamation: The City Council of the City of West Hollywood presented a proclamation to the City’s LGBTQ+ Advisory Board at a regular city council meeting on Monday, September 19, 2022, to celebrate and honor the City’s bisexual community and acknowledge the visibility efforts of the week.

Street Lanterns: On Friday, September 16, 2022 (the commencement of Bi Visibility Week) the City’s lanterns over Santa Monica Boulevard between Hancock Avenue and N. Robertson Boulevard were lit in pink, purple, and blue, which are the colors of the Bisexual Pride flag, in honor of the community. West Hollywood City Hall is also lit with the same colors.

Bisexual Pride Flags: Bisexual Pride flags will be flown on the City’s medians, on the rooftop of City Hall, and at Plummer Park.

Bi Picnic Day: On Saturday, September 24, 2022, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., the City and its LGBTQ+ Advisory Board invites the community to a free, outdoor Bi Visibility Week Picnic at Plummer Park’s Vista Lawn, located at 7377 Santa Monica Boulevard. Interested members of the public are encouraged to RSVP by visiting https://weho-bi-picnic-day-22.eventbrite.com. Attendees are encouraged to bring a blanket, some snacks or food, and mingle with fellow members of the bisexual community. The event will feature a DJ and lawn games. The City will be providing a limited amount of free sandwiches and ice cream to those who are attending the picnic.

Since incorporation in 1984, the City of West Hollywood has become one of the most influential cities in the nation for its outspoken advocacy on LGBTQ issues. No other city of its size has had a greater impact on the national public policy discourse on fairness and inclusiveness for LGBTQ people. More than 40 percent of residents in West Hollywood identify as LGBTQ and three of the five members of the West Hollywood City Council are openly gay or lesbian. The City has advocated for more than three decades for measures to support LGBTQ individuals and has been in the vanguard on efforts to gain and protect equality for all people on a state, national, and international level.

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