Bisexual Organizing Project
Rating: 4.67 stars 3 3 reviews
Civil Rights, LGBTQ, Human Services
711 West Lake St, Ste 400 Minneapolis MN 55408 USA
The goal of the Bisexual Organizing Project is to offer community, support, social interaction, outreach, education and activism for bisexuals and their allies.
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My involvement with Bisexual Organizing Project changed my life. In 2008, I went to BOP's annual conference, the Bisexual Empowerment Conference: A Uniting Supportive Experience (BECAUSE). BECAUSE for me truly lived up to its name -- it was the very first place I ever felt empowered in my bisexual identity. This was life-changing for me, because I realized that in over 5 years of being a GLBTQA activist before attending BECAUSE 2008, I had never before had the lived experience of being empowered in my sexual identity. I was so inspired by this experience, I immediately joined the BOP board and the BECAUSE 2009 organizing committee. Rather than being a bi-identified queer activist, I became a bi-identified bi activist, who strives to work in collaboration with queer communities.
From 2010-2013, I served as Board Chair/Chairperson of BOP. While serving as Chairperson, I was working on completing a dual J.D./Genetics Ph.D. program. I found myself taking transactional law classes, so that I could build the knowledge necessary to make a non-profit thrive on a governance and fundraising level. I was very fortunate that an accountant, Jim Larsen, also developed an interest in the BOP board while I was in my leadership role. Jim's expertise and knowledge of financial practices and strategic planning led the BOP board to create a five year strategic plan, helping the entire organization make a major leap forward.
I am confident now that we have created an accountable, sustainable, goal-oriented non-profit dedicated to serving, organizing, and building the bi/pan/fluid/queer/unlabeled and allied communities, that will only continue to grow in the future. I am very proud of the work we have all done together building BOP and BECAUSE, and I look forward to collaborating with organizational partners to help us collectively grow inclusive, diverse GLBTQQIIAA movements.
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