Bisexual Preconference Statement
On August 20th 2019, Bi-Preconference took place at biannual ILGA Asia conference.
We, bisexual and/or allies are proud and pleased to be participating in this one-day event and thank ILGA ASIA for the space that we had.
We recognize that all over Asia, from there face the same issues, in different forms and degrees. There is a general lack of awareness about Bisexuality, Bi+ and BiVisibility, not only in societies but also among the movements.
We are seeking for awareness raising and - more - inclusion of non-monosexuality at the local, regional and international level.
We ask ILGA ASIA to act more inclusively and encourage all members to do so. We demand ILGA ASIA to provide members with adequate educational material and empower them in facing the challenges in mono-sexist communities. We want ILGA ASIA to consult with local and regional NGOs and activists about specific Bi issues at local and regional level through a regional needs assessment about the underground bi-movement in the region, so we can know more what is needed, to work on, to structure and design our regional bi-projects taking into consideration all the regional perspective so we can move forward organizing ourselves to be stronger inside and outside our beloved community.
We want non-monosexuality related sessions to be integrated in the next biannual conference and not only in a pre-conference event.
We also wish ILGA ASIA to be an incubator for the Asian Bi-Movement by facilitating the collaboration between individuals, activists and organizations. Dedication of funds for research and activism is vital.
Therefore, we demand ILGA ASIA to allocate a place for a Bi representative in the Executive Board.
Participants of Bisexual Pre-conference