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Bisexual Resources Center Annouces Broadest Ever Bisexual Literature Collection

Broadest Collection of Bisexuality Literature Ever Assembled Includes Nearly 200 Essays From 32 Countries; The Groundbreaking Book Offers Full Spectrum of Bisexuality Issues Including Personal Reflections and Commentaries Regarding Families, Communities, and Cultural Responses Toward Bisexuality

The Bisexual Resource Center announced the publication of Getting Bi: Voices of Bisexuals Around the World), the broadest single collection of bisexual literature available today. Getting Bi collects 184 essays from around the world that explore bisexual identity. Topics include coming out, relationships, politics, community, and more. The book also addresses the intersection of bisexuality with race, class, ethnicity, gender identity, disability and national identity. Authors from 32 countries discuss bisexuality from personal perspectives and their own cultural contexts - providing insight into societal views on bisexuality from countries ranging from Colombia to China.

"This groundbreaking book is the perfect read for bisexual, queer, curious, and questioning people; everyone from the newly out to long-time community leaders; and bi allies of all stripes," said Matt Foreman, Executive Director of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force

Noted bisexual authors and community leaders Robyn Ochs and Sarah Rowley gathered writings from a rich variety of sources to create Getting Bi. Essays, in turn, span the ideas and emotions of everyday life. Topics include:

* A Paraguayan accountant discusses the suppression of bisexuality in his country.
* A Turkish college student talks about coming out to her friends.
* A Russian-speaking bisexual Native American bagpiper in Iowa reflects on his complex identity.
* A 22-year-old married Indian woman discusses the fact that in the US you must label your sexuality but in India you cannot.

About the Editors
Robyn Ochs is part of one of the first same-sex couples legally married in Massachusetts. She has edited several editions of the Bisexual Resource Guide and the earlier International Directory of Bisexual Groups. She co-founded the Boston Bisexual Women's Network in 1983 and the Bisexual Resource Center in 1985, writes and lectures extensively on LGBT topics, and has taught classes on bisexuality, gender and sexuality at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Tufts University. For more information, visit Robyn's website at

Sarah E. Rowley is a professional editor in her late twenties, a member of the Boston Bisexual Women's Network, and an activist against domestic violence in the lesbian, bisexual women's, and transgender communities. She won the Bisexual Resource Center's Unsung Hero Award in 2004.

Pricing and Availability
Getting Bi is for $14.95 or may be ordered directly from the Bisexual Resource Center's online ordering page">secure
Or send a check or postal order for $14.95 plus shipping and handling ($2 US Media Mail, $4 Americas and Western Europe, $10 elsewhere) plus any donation (tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law) to: Bisexual Resource Center, P.O. Box 1026, Boston, MA 02117-1026 USA.

Note to bookstores: Getting Bi can be ordered through any of BRC's distributors: Bookazine, Alamo Square, Baker & Taylor, or directly from the BRC. Libraries can order from the BRC or request ISBN 0-9653881-4-X from their supplier.

About the Bisexual Resource Center (BRC)
The Bisexual Resource Center (BRC) is a 501(c)3 non-profit educational organization dedicated to providing bisexuality information and educational resources worldwide. The BRC offers free online listings of thousands of bisexual and bi-inclusive organizations around the world, publishes the Bisexual Resource Guide and other materials that provide accurate education and resources for individuals and organizations. The BRC has hosted more than 10 regional and national conferences, including the world's largest international bisexual conference, the Fifth International Conference on Bisexuality, in 1998. The BRC also provides the Boston-area bisexual community with social and support groups; as well as bisexual education and related community outreach. The BRC received the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force's Creating Change community service award in 1998, and the Greater Boston Business Council's 2003 Community Organization Award for Excellence. The BRC was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in Boston, MA USA. For additional information, visit or call 857-205-9

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