Who We Are
Still Bisexual is a Los Angeles-based bi+ advocacy organization that uses storytelling, education and mental health advocacy to help foster public acceptance, awareness and understanding of bisexual, pansexual, fluid, and queer identities.
To foster public acceptance, awareness and understanding of bisexual, pansexual, fluid, and queer identities and the challenges they face; to develop and promote self-acceptance, personal empowerment and visibility among bisexual, pansexual, fluid, and queer people; and to foster inclusivity and acceptance for bisexual, pansexual, fluid and queer people among the larger LGBTQIA+ community.
Still Bisexual started as a social media campaign created by activist and author Nicole Kristal. Having grown frustrated with the lack of social acceptance for bisexuals despite wider gains for gays and lesbians, Kristal decided to use storytelling to challenge the stereotypes that bisexuality was “a phase,” and that bisexuals were “greedy,” “confused,” “unfaithful,” or “promiscuous.”
Kristal thought if she could make folks realize the bisexual identity for most was lifelong and that bisexuals in committed monogamous relationships hadn’t “picked a side,” but instead were “still bisexual,” perhaps some understanding could be cultivated.
Kristal filmed a video of herself and two bisexual friends, flipping handwritten cards to music, discussing how they came to realize their bisexual orientations were lifelong and that they were in fact still bisexual. Soon, folks reached out from around the country, asking how they could participate.
The #StillBisexual social media campaign blossomed, leading to coverage in NBC News, Cosmopolitan, Bustle, The Advocate, The Daily Mail, The Huffington Post, and The Daily Beast. Still Bisexual was listed as a “must-have resource” for bisexual health by the Human Rights Campaign. People around the country and the world started to participate and tell their stories.
Still Bisexual now has an archive of more than 110 videos of bi+ people of all ages, races, and gender identities flipping handwritten cards outlining their journey to self-acceptance and has a combined community of 45,000 social media followers on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
Making an Impact
A 501(c)(3) organization since 2019, Still Bisexual is devoted to making the world a more accepting place for bi+ people through storytelling, education, and mental health advocacy. Planned Parenthood Los Angeles uses Still Bisexual’s LGBTQIA+ curriculum videos to train 60+ peer advocates at the Los Angeles Unified School District in LGBTQIA+ competency. These peer advocates reach 15,000 students annually.
As a subcontractor for the California LGBTQ Health and Human Services Network‘s #Out4MentalHealth project in Los Angeles, Still Bisexual hosted a 13-workshop LGBTQ+ mental health conference during the pandemic and the first-ever bi+ mental health conference, Valid and Visible, in 2022. Still Bisexual continues to advocate for bi-inclusive mental health policy and LGBTQIA2-S mental health equity in the County of Los Angeles, where Still Bisexual President Nicole Kristal served as the Co-Chair of the Los Angeles County LGBTQIA2-S Underserved Cultural Committee at the Department of Mental Health for two years. Still Bisexual is currently organizing the first-ever bi+ mentorship program as a capacity building project funded by the LA County Department of Mental Health.
Through its Sacred Space events, Still Bisexual offers LGBTQ+ people of color free wellness workshops to promote healing and self-care through practices such as breathwork meditation, self-massage and other healing arts.
Still Bisexual also builds equity for bi+ people by providing workshops about the bi+ identity to everyone from high school students to bi+ people navigating who they are to employers seeking to build equity and best practices for bi+ people in their workplace.
Learn more about Our Board and the volunteer-based Committees steering our mission.