Join us for 2016 BECAUSE Conference themed My Identities, My Life on April 8th-10th at the University of Minnesota, Coffman Memorial Union 3rd floor. My Identities, My Life This year’s theme will create space to center and honor the intersections of our multiple identities. Often times, we find ourselves in spaces where we are forced to choose which identities we bring to the table. By isolating our identities, we create barriers to authentic conversations, moments of solidarity, and personal growth. This conference will support an environment where we’ll combat identity erasure, create meaningful relationships, empower members of our community, and further educate the community on what it means to be bi+.
What is BECAUSE? The BECAUSE Conference is the annual conference of theBisexual Organizing Project, dedicated to building an empowered bisexual, pansexual, fluid, queer, and unlabeled (bi+) community in the United States. Allies are enthusiastically invited to attend! BECAUSE, which stands for "Bisexual Empowerment Conference, A Uniting Supportive Experience," is welcoming and inclusive of all people, including but not limited to people of all genders, gender identities, sexual orientations, sexes, relationship orientations, races, ethnicities, national origins, abilities, religions, sizes, political affiliations, and others. We embrace the many intersectionalities of the bi+ community, and encourage people of all backgrounds and experiences to join us for this eventful weekend.
BECAUSE attracts a variety of participants, including students, academics, researchers, professionals, and community leaders from throughout the nation to attend educational workshops, network, and enjoy building a more welcoming LGBTQIA community.