Aired Mar 23, 2023
March is Bisexual+ Health Month
March marks Bisexual+ Health Awareness Month annually. While we see immense disparities in healthcare for bisexual+ individuals, we also see opportunities for progress in the medical field for providers and allies.
Join us this Thursday, March 23 at 4:30 PM ET / 1:30 PM PT for Something to Talk About Live where we will be discussing “To disclose or not to disclose: Inside the push for bisexual-affirming medical care“, by Clare Mulroy which appeared on the Medical XPress website. We’re excited to welcome Mackenzie Harte, the Learning & Inclusion Coordinator at PFLAG National and Helen Parshall, a Board Member At-Large at the Bisexual Resource Center, to the conversation!
You can join this discussion live! Mark your calendar for Something to Talk About Live on Thursday, March 23 at 4:30 pm Eastern/1:30 pm Pacific on Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
Article: To disclose or not to disclose: Inside the push for bisexual-affirming medical care
Source: Medical XPress
Author: Clare Mulroy
Questions for Discussion:
- Have you ever faced bias from a healthcare professional? How did it feel? How did you address that bias, or how would you address it if it happened now?
- Has there ever been a moment where you have been affirmed by a healthcare professional? How did that affect your experience as a whole?
- Are there any opportunities you have had to be an ally to bi+ people, both in and out of healthcare spaces? What can you do as an ally in the future?
Bonus Resources: Check out “Bisexuals are the ‘invisible majority’ in LGBTQ America” from The Hill by Daniel de Visé and these resources from Bi+ Health Awareness Month.
About Our Guests:
Mackenzie Harte, Learning & Inclusion Coordinator, PFLAG National
Helen Parshall, Board Member At-Large, Bisexual Resource Center
Ways to Watch:
Something to Talk About Live is a series designed by PFLAG National’s Straight for Equality program to create conversation about LGBTQ+ issues. Each week we offer an article on LGBTQ+ topics and suggest a few questions you can use to lead a discussion with your ERG, community group, or PFLAG chapter.