Did you know that the bisexual pride flag was first unveiled on 5 December 1998?
The flag was designed by Michael Page, a volunteer with BiNet USA, who intended it to give visible to the bisexual contingent at pride parades. The flag’s pink, purple and blue stripes were inspired by the “bi-angle” logo designed for BiNet by Liz Nania.
Why does bisexuals’ visibility matter? A lack of visibility both inside and outside the LGBTQ+ community seems to lead to poorer mental health outcomes for bifolk. There is good article at re:searching LGBTQ Health that unpacks the forms that a lack of visibility can take for a bisexual person: from having your sexual orientation invalidated (being labelled as “actually” gay or straight, or “confused,”) to experiencing discrimination, harrassment, and marginalization both inside and outside the LGBTQ+ community.)