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amBi is Sacramento's social community for bisexuals, our partners, and allies. Our mission is nothing less than to build a vibrant and visible bisexual community.

The first amBi chapter was founded in 2006 in Los Angeles as a social and activities group for bisexual adults and friends. amBi Sacramento is amBi's fifth chapter and was launched in 2015. amBi exists to build a bi community through a variety of events and activities 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, and participating in all sorts of interesting and fulfilling events -- all while hanging out with fellow bisexuals -- then this group is for you!!!

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.

We ask that you be over 18 to join amBi. Since some of our events will have alcoholic beverages accessible, we label members who are under 21 as such and do not permit them to attend such events. Attempts by members who are under 21 to RSVP or attend events that are labeled "Over 21 only" will result in loss of membership. We do have many events that are appropriate for 18-20 year olds.

Before Joining, please read

THE THREE BASIC REQUIREMENTS FOR MEMBERSHIP:

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. In your meetup.com settings, under privacy, you can uncheck the box next to 'Show your Meetup groups' if you do not want anyone outside of amBi to see your photo in association with the group. (Please no couples photos or group photos.)

3) Answers to some basic profile questions.

Profile 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 Sacramento 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 (pansexual, fluid, omnisexual, queer, and all other free-identifiers). We celebrate and affirm the diversity of identity and expression regardless of labels.

Biological sex: An outcome of a person’s genitals, gonads, chromosomes and hormones. Generally referred to as male, female, and intersex, with countless variants and combinations, and very rarely investigated thoroughly by medical testing without cause. Completely involuntary, and can only be cosmetically altered.

Gender: An outcome of a person’s society, self-image, and outward appearance and behavior. Generally very different from culture to culture. The reason we think of braiding hair as more “girly” than braiding rope. A combination of involuntary and chosen factors, similar to personality, value system, or lifestyle.

We strive to honor the movement of intersectionality as “always already an analysis-in-progress” (Carbado, Crenshaw, Mays, & Tomlinson, 2013). It means that we will make effort to acknowledge our own privilege and bias, provide service that is culturally humble and appropriate, and consider how institutions, identities, and individual circumstances affect our service and our clients.

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