amBi is not just another meetup group that offers fun events. While we get to explore Southern California and enjoy ourselves, we also have a higher purpose. amBi's mission is nothing less than to build a vibrant and visible bisexual community here in Southern California. Places like San Francisco, New York, and Chicago have traditionally had more visible bi communities in part because the layout of those cities is more conducive to easy socializing. In LA, we often have to drive an hour just to have lunch with a friend. Our use of meetup.com is intended to help overcome the obstacle of distance by allowing us to plan, discuss, and get to know each other - all from the comfort and convenience of wherever we happen to access the internet.
Founded in 2006, amBi is a social/activity group for bisexual adults and friends across Greater Los Angeles. amBi exists to build a Bi Community through a variety of events and activities, both public and private, that allow bisexuals to meet, establish meaningful friendships, and have fun! If you're interested in becoming strong and grounded as a bi person, getting to know good people from every part of this expansive metropolis, and doing all sorts of interesting and fulfilling events - all while hanging out with fellow bi people and allies - then this group is for you. But remember, as with any group, you get out of it what you put in!
There are countless thousands of bi people in LA, but that fact alone has never brought us visibility or respect. The only way we will ever earn those things is if we have a community presence. If you want to do your part - merely by coming out and having fun - then join us!
Note: amBi uses "bisexual" as an umbrella term for people who recognize and honor their potential for sexual and/or emotional attraction to more than one gender (pansexual, fluid, omnisexual, queer, and all other free-identifiers). We celebrate and affirm the diversity of identity and expression regardless of labels.
amBi is a private Meetup and new members must be approved by an Organizer in order to join. We do this to protect the privacy and integrity of the group. Some of our members are closeted outside of amBi, and we want to protect their anonymity. Inside amBi, however, we are open and out to each other.
RULES AND RESPONSIBILITIES AS A MEMBER OF amBi:
***Please take a moment to review our RSVP policies:
People who repeatedly no-show for events may be removed from the group. More details are available here:
***If you have an idea for a meetup, let the Organizers know! If you don't see something that interests you, let us know. Better yet, offer to be an "Event Host" and help one of the Organizers bring your idea to fruition. The best way to do that is to post a message here: http://www.meetup.com...
***Please be sure that your profile provides the following 3 things:
1) A name by which we can call you.
This is the name by which people in the group will refer to you. User names like "BiGurl23" or acronyms like "KFS" sound pretty silly when used in person.
2) A current picture showing your face.
This helps us find you when meeting at a busy venue and also helps people learn and remember who you are. Any discretion you may have gained by submitting a photo in which you cannot be identified is quickly lost when you find yourself at a crowded venue, looking for the group, trying to think of creative ways to ask random strangers if they are bisexual!
Unless you are the primary Organizer, nobody outside of amBi can see that your photo is associated with this group.
For further explanation please see: http://www.meetup.com...
3) Answers to some basic profile questions.
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