BiNet USA is at the forefront of a revolution of the heart.
Photo of President Obama and BiNet USA President Faith Cheltenham
Historical Achievements of BiNet USA
2014: BiNet USA President Faith Cheltenham, is the first president of a bisexual non-profit to meet privately with President Obama alongside other national lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) leaders and witness an Executive Order signing
2013: The Bisexual Resource Center and BiNet USA co-organized the 1st Bisexual Community Issues Roundtable at the White House in Sept 2013.
Attendees from the 2013 Bisexual Community Issues Roundtable at the White House visited The LGBTQ Task Force prior to their meeting with the Obama administration.
2010: Partnered with the U.S. Census to do bisexual specific outreach, because our families count too!
2008: Partnered with Rock the Vote to encourage participation in the American electoral process.
2007: Participated in the development of the report Bisexual health: An introduction and model practices for HIV/STI prevention programming with the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force and Fenway Health.
2006: Created initiative to reach out and determine specific needs of bisexuals in rural areas.
1993: Played a key role in the successful national campaign to include “Bi” in the March on Washington for Gay, Lesbian and Bi Equal Rights and Liberation.
1998: Hosted the First National Institute on Bisexuality and HIV/AIDS (1998)
1998: Organized an Ally Campaign, educating and holding ally organizations accountable for their actions.
1995: Developed and sent out survey to organizations nationwide serving GLBTQ youth. The survey report was published and sent to agencies, offering assistance in improving services.
1993: With the Bisexual Resource Center and the Washington, DC-based Alliance of Multicultural Bisexuals, we co-sponsored the largest US bisexual conference to date with over 600 people in attendance.
1987: A contingent of 75 bisexuals marches in the 1987 March On Washington For Gay and Lesbian Rights. This event proves to be the first nationwide bisexual gathering. The first national bisexual organization is conceived at this gathering, The North American Bisexual Network. NABN would later change its name to BiNet USA.
*BiNet USA uses “bisexual” as a Community Identity term for people who recognize and honor their potential for sexual and/or emotional attraction to more than one gender (pansexual, fluid, omnisexual, queer, non-monosexual and all other free-identifiers). We celebrate and affirm the diversity of identity and expression regardless of labels.