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Bisexuality is at Focus at
13th Florida Archives Meeting


mpag.jpg - 5.46 K Michael Page, founder of the BiCafe Web Site Compiled by GayToday

Ft. Lauderdale, FloridaŚThe subject matter, when the Stonewall Library & Archives here presents its 13th annual Heritage of Pride Oral History Program, will be "Bisexual, The B in GLBT." cosponsored by BiNet USA and the BiCafe.com

This year's Heritage of Pride will feature longtime leaders and activists in the national and local bisexual movement and will be held on Saturday, January 22 at 7 p.m. in the ArtServe Auditorium at 1350 E. Sunrise Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale. Admission is free.

The format will include a presentation by panelists and a question-and-answer session.

Moderator Michael Page:

Founder of BiCafe.com, designer of the Bi Pride Flag, regional organizer for BiNet USA, a co-founder of Celebrate Bisexuality Day, volunteer speaker on bisexuality for PFLAG and at local universities, and founder/facilitator of BiNet Ft. Lauderdale, a bisexual community-building group.

Panelist Debra Ruth Kolodny:

Volunteer and professional activist in the faith, labor, social justice, and women's movements and in the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender communities for more than 20 years.

She represents BiNet USA at the NGLTF National Policy Roundtable. She presides as facilitator of the NGLTF/Equal Partners in Faith Religious Leadership Roundtable and is one of the many lay leaders in "Fabrangen Chavura" (independent Jewish community). She serves on the board of the Interfaith Alliance of Montgomery County, and chairs their LGBT task force. In spring 2000, Continuum Press will publish an anthology she edited on Bisexual People of Faith.

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She served two terms as a National Coordinator for BiNet USA; founded the first bisexual support group in Philadelphia; published over a dozen articles; trained hundreds on bisexuality; and led the Washington DC BiNetwork and the DC Alliance for Multicultural Bisexuals.

Kris Roehling:

A National Coordinator for BiNet USA, and volunteer for OutFront, the Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transgender human rights project of Amnesty International.

She is a former Florida State committee chair for social justice for the Unitarian Universalist Association. She served on the board of the GLB Community Center in Orlando, FL; as visitation director for Hope and Health, an AIDS service organization; and worked as a labor organizer for the Service Employees International Union for health care workers.

Luigi Ferrer:

A past president of both the South Florida Bisexual Network and the AIDS Action Council, past Executive Director of the Body Positive Resource Center (Miami), a national Coordinator of BiNet USA. He served on the boards of Lambda Community Center and the Gay and Lesbian Community Center, both in Miami. A former board member of the National Association of People With AIDS, he is now working to develop a Bisexual Resource Center/Space in Miami.

Fred Bertron:

Currently serves on the board of Save Dade. Bertron defines himself as a gay identified bisexual and will bring this perspective to the program. Now in his 30's, he has been out as a bisexual since his teens. He has been active in the bisexual movement in Washington, DC and Miami. He is a former regional organizer for BiNet USA's Southeast region.

John Graves:

A longtime activist and philanthropist in the GLBT movements. He is active in the leadership of the Stonewall Library & Archives and is a past president of SL&A. He will offer historical perspectives on the vision of universal bisexuality that was professed during the Gay Liberation Front's heyday more than a quarter century ago.

Through its annual Heritage of Pride Oral History Program, Stonewall Library & Archives seeks to compensate for the lack of published material on the history of South Florida's Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender communities. By showcasing and preserving the past, as it is remembered by those who lived it, SL&A hopes to increase understanding of the present and help today's GLBT communities focus their action for the future.

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