Published: Sept. 21, 2016

A portrait of Charles BlowIn honor of Bisexual Visibility Day, the Cultural Events Board, Queer and Trans People of Color, and Biphoria have collaborated to bring New York Times editorialist and author of the award-winning memoir, Fire Shut Up in My Bones, to speak. Charles Blow, who came out publicly as bisexual in 2014, will speak on Friday, Sept. 23, at 4 p.m. in Eaton Humanities (HUMN) 1B50.

Blow writes: “Attraction is simply more nuanced for more people than some of us want to admit, sometimes even to ourselves. That attraction may never manifest as physical intimacy, nor does it have to, but denying that it exists creates a false, naïve and ultimately destructive sense or what is normal and possible.”

Other upcoming events are part of the series "Bridging Identity, Building Community" organized by the Cultural Unity and Engagement Center, Gender and Sexuality Center, and the Women’s Resource Center:

  • Latinx Identities and the Orlando Tragedy, Wednesday, Sept. 28, 12 to 1:30 p.m. in UMC’s Dennis Small Cultural Center (room 457).
  • When There’s No Box to Check: Experiences of People with Non-Binary Identities across Race/Ethnicity, Gender and Sexuality, Wednesday, Oct. 5, 4 to 5:30 p.m. in UMC 386.