amBi is not just another Meetup group that offers fun events. Our mission is nothing less than to build a vibrant and visible bisexual community. amBi is a diverse social group that hosts public and private events and activities for bis, our partners, and allies.
The first amBi chapter was founded in 2006 in Los Angeles. Since then, the group has been spreading to other cities. The Southern Oregon chapter is new and growing fast. We host parties and intimate get-togethers, share fun activities and explore our community. You do not have to be bi to join amBi. Friends and allies are welcome.
JOINING amBi: amBi is a private Meetup, and you will need to 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.
Before Joining, please read THE THREE BASIC REQUIREMENTS FOR MEMBERSHIP (all profiles must be for 1 person only):
1) A real or real-sounding name. 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. If you absolutely do not want people to know your real name, pick something. Just be prepared to answer to it.
2) A photo clearly showing your FACE. This helps us find you when meeting at a busy venue and also helps people learn and remember who you are. Photos help prevent spam and make the group safer for everyone. As long as you have your meetup.com settings to "keep groups private," nobody outside of amBi can see your photo in association with the group.
3) Answers to some basic profile questions. 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. Sorry, but incomplete profiles will not be approved for membership. We look forward to meeting you!
PLEASE NOTE: While many of our members are single, amBi is not a hookup group. amBi is not a swingers' group. We are here to help build a community in Southern Oregon that is welcoming, safe, diverse, vibrant, and visible. If you are here only looking to arrange dates and/or sexual encounters, we are definitely not the Meetup group for you. Please also note that posting any sexually explicit photos will result in immediate removal from the group. Thanks!
A WORD ON LABELS: 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 (heteroflexible, pansexual, fluid, omnisexual, queer, and all other free-identifiers). We celebrate and affirm the diversity of identity and expression regardless of labels.