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.| bi movie night | beach | bi bar | bi chat Hollywood | Westside bi chat | dinner | amBi after dark |
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 expanding your sense of bisexuality, 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 bisexuals - then this group is for you. But remember, as with any group, you get out of it what you put in!
We have events from Woodland Hills to Santa Monica to Long Beach to Pasadena to Orange County and points beyond; our members come from all 5 counties of Greater Los Angeles. amBi offers a wide variety of community-building events and activities ranging from bi movie nights, dinner, cultural events, hikes, discussion groups, and everything in-between.
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There are countless thousands of bisexuals 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:http://www.meetup.com...
***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.
- Why is this the group for you? Why would you like to be in a BISEXUAL (fluid, label-lessly not-straight...) group?
- We want to know a little more about you. Please tell us a few tidbits about yourself, like your favorite areas in L.A., your interests/hobbies, what types of events you would like to see and where you would like the events to take place.
These questions aren't here to make you feel awkward. They enable us to make sure you are a real person who is here to meet and socialize with the bisexual community. Your answers also serve as your introduction to the group. ***IMPORTANT NOTE:
The organizers and hosts of this meetup group are not professional guides or planners. The official function of any organizer or host is only to schedule trips and activities for the group and inform the membership. Neither amBi events nor posts constitute an endorsement of any group, venue, or organization. Everyone who participates in amBi online or in person agrees to adhere to all applicable statutes and regulations. Any violations thereof are solely the responsibility of the individual infracting parties. Each person who signs up for any kind of event is solely responsible for his or her own safety and the safety of his or her guests from outside the group. You are advised to research all activities and locations by searching online or in books to gain knowledge of the activity and location and to understand any associated health concerns. By signing up for this group and/or by attending any event organized by this group, you are acknowledging that you are aware and have made your guests aware of the risks, dangers, and hazards associated with any activity and freely accept and fully assume all such risks, dangers and hazards, and further agree to release and discharge the organizers, hosts, and members of amBi from and against any and all liability arising from your and your guest's participation in the group activities, whether in person or online.
While many of our members are single, amBi is not a hookup group.
We are here to help build a visible and viable bi community in Greater Los Angeles. If you are here just looking to arrange sexual encounters, we are definitely not the Meetup for you. Please also note that posting any sexually explicit photos will result in immediate removal from the group.