Northampton, 1990

Jun 17, 2021 | 2020 Spring - Being an Activist

The bisexual activist community started to get more visible in the late 80s and early 90s. In communities across the U.S., bisexuals fought to be added to the names of community organizations and events. In Northampton, Massachusetts, the local Pride Committee had changed their name in 1989 to the Gay, Lesbian & Bisexual Pride Parade. The following year, several radical lesbians joined the Pride Committee and voted to remove the b-word from the parade. Local bi activists, along with the direct action group Queer Nation, protested the bi erasure and the following year bisexual was added again!

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