What we're about
Are you bisexual, pansexual, fluid, omni, ace or otherwise attracted to more than one (or fewer than one) sex or gender? We invite you to join the Bi Brigade — Portland, Oregon's original, homegrown Bi+/mspec community. Allies to the Bi+ community are also welcome, with the understanding that we center the voices and experiences of Bi+ folks.
Our strength is in our membership, meeting face to face! We host discussion groups, social events with and without alcohol, and picnics, hikes and other outdoor activities. All are led by member-volunteers. While we do occasionally fundraise to help us pay for venues and pay performers, no organizers make money from the Bi Brigade.
Our community is diverse - and we like it that way! We strive to be radically inclusive and actively anti racist and we invite you (yes, you!) to join us, regardless of ethnicity, nationality, gender, cis/trans status, family and relationship configuration, age, ability, religious beliefs (or lack of them), or economic status. The vast majority of our events are free to attend, and when we do need to charge a fee, there is always a sliding scale.
We are definitely sex-positive and members do sometimes find connections, but please remember we are not a dating or hookup group. If you are primarily looking for sexual or romantic partners, look elsewhere! We take the safety and security of our members seriously and we will protect the spaces we create for our community. Our moderators may deny applications and remove members who fail to respect our values regarding sexual harassment, racism, transphobia, etc.
Applications to join Bi Brigade have three requirements:
A profile picture. We encourage you to use a recognizable photo of yourself - we want to be able to recognize you at events - but we no longer require it. (You can set your Meetup preferences so this picture is visible only to our group. Also, you can hide your Meetup group memberships and interests if you wish.)
A usable name. We need to know how to address you at events. You can use a pseudonym or just a first name, but usernames like "biboy1473" or "iloveallofthem" don't exactly foster community.
Thoughtful answers to our application questions. Bi Brigade is community driven, and your responses help us decide what new events to host, among other things.
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