LA County Partnership

Building Equity in Los Angeles County

Still Bisexual has proudly worked with the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health’s LGBTQIA2-S Underserved Cultural Community (UsCC) since 2019. Still Bisexual President Nicole Kristal Co-Chaired this group from 2020-2022 to raise awareness countywide about the experiences of LGBTQIA2-S Angelenos and their unique mental health needs. In fall of 2023, Still Bisexual was awarded the Bi+ Affirming Mentorship and Storytelling Lab capacity-building project through LA County.

Aside from spearheading this capacity-building project, Still Bisexual has advocated for the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health to develop its own LGBTQIA2-S competency videos with paid grassroots community members of the LGBTQIA2-S community. In 2021, the Department of Mental Health made a commitment to make these LGBTQIA2-S competency videos with those stakeholders in mind. Still Bisexual consulted with the UCLA Prevention Center for Excellence’s competency training, “Providing Quality Services to LGBTQ People: An Introduction for Staff,” to ensure their training videos, used by Department of Mental Health staff, were inclusive of bisexual, pansexual, asexual, Two-Spirit, and intersex identities.