Fantastic news, representing one of my proudest moments ever: I co-authored a groundbreaking document on bisexual health for the National Gay & Lesbian Task Force’s Policy Institute! Bisexual Health: An Introduction and Model Practices for HIV/ STI Prevention Programming, which was released two days ago, is the first such publication ever from a national LGBT nonprofit organization! With co-writers Leona Bessonova, Julie Ebin, and Marshall Miller, I spent over a year involved with the creation of this work. It is available for download as a PDF on the Task Force’s website.
The Task Force held a national press conference and sent out this press release about the publication, and it is getting a lot of much-deserved attention — but it needs more. Bisexual health is an incredibly important topic, with bisexuals at extremely high levels of risk for conditions ranging from cancer to depression, alcoholism to mental illness, and much more. Most importantly, the publication outlines steps for change, providing a blueprint for health care providers and health researchers who want to improve the quality of treatment for bisexual clients and patients. I want to fan the flames of attention on this document, so I encourage all my readers (that’s you!) to read it and tell others to do the same.