News Briefs: Chosen Family

Jun 30, 2021 | 2018 Spring - Chosen Family, News Briefs

Bi Flag Raising in Santa Clara County, CA 

By Moria Merriweather

Here are photos from the bisexual flag raising ceremony, which took place in front of the Santa Clara County Government Building at 70 W. Hedding Street in San Jose on the morning of September 21, 2017.

This was the first time the bi flag has been raised by Santa Clara County, California. There were three community speakers, including me (Moria), as well as government officials, who voiced words of understanding, support, community and inclusion.

I actually really enjoyed the hoisting of the flag—which I would not have anticipated—it was super fun to help hoist it up!

I spoke as a representative of the Bay Area Bisexual Network, and the highlight of my own talk, for me, was that people clapped during the part of my speech where I talked about the long history of bi leaders advocating for trans people, and bisexuality not excluding attraction to any particular gender or non-gender or any particular expression, etc.

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