People across the world mark Bi Visibility Day
Organisations and individuals are today celebrating Bi Visibility Day, an initiative created to celebrate bisexuality and diversity within the LGBT community.
Observed each year on 23 September, Bi Visibility Day is designed to raise awareness about bisexuality and the issues that bisexual people face in their day-to-day lives.
Countries including the US, Britain, Australia, Germany, Japan and New Zealand are marking the event.
Since 1999, the LGBT community has been encouraged to celebrate the day with dinner parties, talks, film screenings, flag-flying and balloon launches. The day is being marked with events across the UK.
Research published last May by the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) found that bisexual people experience higher levels of discrimination at work than gay men.
Bisexual people were also more likely to feel they have to hide their sexual orientation at work than lesbians and gay men.
Bisexual women were less likely to report discrimination, believing it would not be taken seriously as it “happens all the time.”