EDITOR: Robyn Ochs
PUBLISHER: Bisexual Resource Center
The Bisexual Resource Guide
edited by Robyn Ochs
The Bisexual Resource Guide does not have significant jacket description or marketing copy. We have included a section from Robyn Ochs’ introduction of the book to give context about the context of the book.
In the mid 1980s I was at a conference on bisexuality sponsored by what is now known as the Bisexual Resource Center and someone said, “Wouldn’t it be great if made a list of all of the bi groups out there? That way we could all keep in h with each other.” I remember thinking, “What a good idea! SOMEBODY should do that.” Well, that somebody turned out to be me. I pulled together the first of the International Directory of Bisexual Groups later that year. It was six pages long and listed about 40 groups in a handful of countries.
Things change. Movements grow. Listing 352 bi groups and 2,129 bi-inclusive groups in 66 countries, as well as bibliographies, film guides and some awesome quotes and photos, the Bisexual Resource Guide, 4th Edition is evidence that the bi movement has indeed come a long way. The growth in the number of bi groups over the years is evidence of a burgeoning movement, but perhaps even more powerful a statement is the number of groups which formerly ignored (or even denied access to) bisexual people which now include us. This expansion of “community’ is a continuing international trend, and it will help to make it easier for bisexual people to identify as such, and easier for all of us – lesbian, gay, bisexual, heterosexual, transgender, intersex, queer, and questioning – to find comfort with ourselves and a sense of community with others, even if and when our identities change over our lifetimes.
A Chinese woman recently wrote to me, wondering why we would be interested in including Asian resources in a Guide produced in the United States. It is my lef that we are all empowered by the knowledge that there is widespread organizing by bisexuals and other sexual minorities in so many countries through e world. We can gain nourishment and strength by looking across oceans, and sometimes even by looking across town in our own communities. This book is evidence that we are not alone, and we are in good company.
This guide includes several other important sections: an extensive bibliographic section, an annotated list of recommended films. advertising, information on safer sex, photos, great quotes, cartoons by Alison Bechdel and Roberta Gregory, an esources section, and of course listings of resources in 66 countries. This guide includes section, an annotated list of sex, photos, great quotes, cartoons by Alison Bechdel and Roberta Gregory, electronic resources section, and of course listings of resources in 66 countries.
The Bisexual Resource Guide, 4th edition is truly a community undertaking. Approximately 200 people from around the world contributed their time, to make it happen.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
- Words of Thanks
- What is Bisexuality?
- Why Bi?
- How to Start a Bisexual Support Group
- SAFEr & SEXier
- BI THE BOOK
- Finding Bisexuality in Literature
- Bisexual Stories
- A Reader’s Guide to Non-Fiction Books, Chapters, and Journal Articles on Bisexuality
- Special Section on Him and Literature Resources in India
- Reel Bisexuals
- Getting Bi on the Internet
- Directory of Bisexual and Bi-Inclusive Organizations
- Enormous changes at the last minute
- Buying this book
- How you can help
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