By: Amy Andre, Lauren Beach, and Sarah Young.Hear directly from Point Scholars and Alumni.
On Monday, September 23, over 30 leaders through the bisexual community went to initial ever White House Roundtable Discussion on Bisexuality in Washington, D.C. Spearheaded by BiNet USA therefore the Bisexual site Center, the conference also boasted attendance from high standing federal government officials and representatives from nationwide LGBTQIA organizations. The day that is historic conversations about how exactly HIV/AIDS, psychological state, real wellness, hate crimes, workplace discrimination, and domestic physical physical physical violence effect bisexual communities.
Day current Point Scholar Sarah Young (вЂ11) and Point Alumni Amy Andre (вЂ07) and Lauren Beach (вЂ06, вЂ09) attended the event and share with ViewPoint their perspectives and experiences of being at the White House on Celebrate Bisexuality.
That which was your part in case?
Amy Andre: I happened to be the united Team Leader when it comes to Health Team. We had been tasked with presenting on physical wellness disparities faced by the community that is bisexual. As an example, did you know bisexuals, when compared with gays, lesbians, and right individuals, have actually considerably greater prices of cigarette smoking? Tobacco is just a killer, and it is related to all sorts of cancers. Yet, unfortunately, bisexuals (in comparison to heterosexuals) have actually the rate that is lowest of cancer tumors tests. That has been the sort of information my group ended up being there to allow the government understand about. We delivered for my group, providing a 5 moment powerPoint plus speech.
Lauren Beach: I happened to be a Co Team Leader when it comes to HIV/AIDS Team. Citing the 2010 nationwide HIV/AIDS Strategy, my teamвЂ™s presentation collaboratively demonstrated the necessity for especially tailored, culturally competent interventions built to avoid and treat HIV/AIDS in bisexual populations, along with the requirement for more bisexual scientists and community wellness employees to produce and implement these interventions.