Bis Spread the Word at L.A. Pride

The 45th Los Angeles Pride Festival continues Sunday, and bi folks are very visible this year!

The LA chapter of amBi has a huge contingent in the parade (last year, they won an award for best float).  They are carrying two large bi flags, totaling 90 feet in length.  Their festively decorated flatbed features hot men and women dancing under balloon arches and disco balls.  BuzzFeed’s The Try Guys even joined amBi for the parade!

If you can’t catch up with the bis at the parade, feel free to stop by the two booths that are being run by leaders in the bisexual community.

Near the entrance, you’ll find the Los Angeles Bisexual Task Force booth, where they are selling great purple shirts that say “Love Beyond Gender.” Among the leaders talking to the masses about bisexuality are Faith Cheltenham, president of BiNet USA, as well as Mimi Hoang and Tara Avery from the Task Force.

Then, further on down the line, there’s the booth run by members of amBi LA. They’ve become famous for their signature Bi Kissing Booth and their positive, upbeat outreach. They are drawing more crowds than the muscle studs next door offering free hugs. A spin of the wheel could land you some great prizes or a kiss by both a guy and a girl (preserved for posterity with a photo).  People love it!

To top it all off, Nathaniel from amBi San Diego towered above the crowd on stilts and made sure that the bis were visible to everybody.

The events continue Sunday through 11 p.m.

Mike Szymanski
Mike Szymanski has written about bisexual issues since 1989 and has one of the longest-running regular bisexual columns as the National Bisexuality Examiner. He came out as bisexual in a cover story of Genre magazine, which resulted in more than 50 television appearances, including Ricki Lake, Phil Donahue Show and 20/20. Szymanski won the Lambda Literary Award in 2007 for co-authoring an informative humor book “The Bisexual’s Guide to the Universe: Quips, Tips and Lists for Those Who Go Both Ways.” Write him at [email protected]