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Bisexual, pansexual leaders meet with HHS officials in historic roundtable
2022-09-23

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For Bisexual Awareness Week, bisexual and pansexual community leaders met with federal agency officials at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on Sept. 20 to discuss remedies to the health disparities facing the bisexual community—which makes up more than half of the LGBTQ+ population, according to a press release.

Six years after the last of three Bisexual Community Roundtables under the Obama Administration, the Biden White House invited community leaders back to talk to agency officials about specific policy benchmarks.

Bisexual and pansexual people face specific disparities in mental and physical health; intimate partner violence; and monkeypox prevention, treatment and care. In order to begin remedying these disparities and more, advocates presented the administration with a set of benchmarks, including the creation of a federal interagency bisexual liaison and a federal interagency bisexual working group.

People who want to get involved can visit the BiPlus Organizing US website at www.biplusorganizingus.org/ .


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