Berkeley acknowledging 'marginalized' group

Friday, September 21, 2012
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Becky Yeh - California correspondent (OneNewsNow.com)

A California publisher says a city adopting a day to recognize bisexual people is known for having the "craziest" policies in The Golden State.

Berkeley has become possibly the nation's first city to declare a day of recognition for bisexuals. City officials unanimously voted without discussion to name September 23 as "Bisexual Pride and Bi Visibility Day." According to KTVU.com, bisexual activists have claimed that date since 1999 to celebrate their community with events routinely held in Los Angeles, Boston, Chicago and other cities.

Councilman Kriss Worthington, who introduced the resolution, contends that people should support the event because it recognizes that bisexuals are "marginalized." But Stephen Frank, publisher of California Political News and Views, says the government is straying away from its purpose.

"The bisexual community in Berkeley is upset that there's a 'Gay Pride Day' and not a day representing them. This is why government is too big. Instead of providing the basic services, the city government of Berkeley is wondering and caring about who sleeps with whom. Isn't it about time for Berkeley and other cities to start worrying about protection of the citizens, rather than citizens that go unprotected?"

The resolution approved Tuesday, September 18 states, "While many advancements have been made with respect to equitable acceptance of bisexual people in our nation, the bisexual community remains a distinct one from the gay community and seeks acceptance as such, making it important for the City of Berkeley to demonstrate support for the community individually."

Councilman Worthington tells KTVU the celebration of Bisexual Pride Day will be small, "along the lines of a brunch or a barbeque."

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