Founded in 1973, PFLAG is the first and largest organization dedicated to supporting, educating, and advocating for LGBTQ+ people and their families. PFLAG’s network of hundreds of chapters and more than 250,000 members and supporters works to create a caring, just, and affirming world for LGBTQ+ people and those who love them.
Black Bisexual Liberation in Queer Spaces
Track: Raise Your Voice
Workshop Block 5: Sunday, October 27 – 9:45 AM – 11:15 AM
Room: Mary Lou Williams AB
The bisexual community is the single largest group within the LGBTQ+ community. However, when it comes to language, advocacy, and general presence, bisexuals experience staggering amounts of erasure. The Black bisexual community becomes a much more precarious and polarizing environment due to many of these factors and more. This session will discuss the needs and strategies for access bisexual liberation within the Black community and its grander implications for Black queer and same gender-loving bisexually-identified individuals.
Gerrard Davis, Us Helping Us, People Into Living
Gerrard Davis, originally from Decatur, Georgia, received their Master’s in Philosophy & Social Policy from American University. A professor, bisexual LGBTQ+ advocate, and self-proclaimed cosplayer and nerd, they currently work for Us Helping Us, People Into Living as co-facilitator for the organization’s psychosocial support services and Non-Medical Case Manager. Whether in a training, group session, or their philosophy class at Prince George’s Community College, they aim to create a warm and unique experience on the journey to improved, personal sexual health and wellness.