As a bisexual person who's been out for a few years now, I'm still not over the feeling I get during big, unapologetic displays of LGBTQ+ pride. The wonder of Pride season hasn't gotten rubbed off for me yet, and neither has the digital outpouring of love that happens when an LGBTQ+ visibility day, week, or month pops up. Sept. 16 through Sept. 23 marks Bisexual Awareness Week, ending with Bisexual Visibility Day on Sept. 23. Scrolling down my timeline today, all the tweets about Bisexual Visibility Day made my heart feel like it was going to burst.
To clarify, Bisexual Visibility Day isn't just for people who identify as strictly bisexual. It's for pansexual individuals and folks who identify as sexually fluid, too. Whether it's someone coming out online (I still remember my first nerve-wracking time using the "B" word to refer to myself publicly), clapping back on bi-phobic haters, or simply flexing on the TL, each post has made the hell-site called Twitter feel a bit safer and softer.
And, coincidentally, the café I'm sitting at as I write this is playing "Valerie." Sung by bisexual icon Amy Winehouse, it just feels like an almost-too-perfect Bisexual Visibility Day mood. Here are 33 tweets that capture the joy and resilience wrapped up in what it means to be bi.