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#WeSeeYou - Celebrating Bi Visibility Day Reflection - Sunday, September 23, 2018

#WeSeeYou - Celebrating Bi Visibility

#WeSeeYou - Celebrating Bi Visibility - September 23rd

By Marie Alford-Harkey, Debra Haffner

A Responsive Reading for Bi Visibility Awareness

One: We give thanks for the beauty and wonder of creation. 

Many: We honor the diversity of sexual orientations and gender identities in our world. 

One: We affirm the dignity and worth of all people including those who are bisexual, transgender, gay, or lesbian. 

Many: All persons deserve human rights, equality, and affirmation in their communities. 

One: Moving beyond binaries invites us into the mystery and complexity of human sexuality, and of the Divine. 

Many: Bisexuality reminds us of the diversity, beauty, and wonder of creation. 

One: We respect the dignity and sacred worth of all persons. 

Many: We dedicate ourselves to advocating for bisexual visibility in our congregations and communities.

One: We lament the harm done to bisexual people by religious communities and by LGBT communities.

Many: We commit to loving our neighbors as ourselves and to working for equality and justice for people of all sexual orientations and gender identities.

One: We affirm the many ways in which human beings form intimate relationships.

Many: May we work to create a world where all just and loving relationships are celebrated.

All: Justice and love flourish when all people can live with integrity and authenticity.


Holy one, we know you by many names or no name at all, because your mystery and complexity are boundless. Likewise, we have many names for our sexual and gender identities. We give thanks for the diversity of human sexuality. We acknowledge that at times we fall short of honoring that diversity by holding too tightly to divisions and categories. Help us to honor the identities and experiences of all people and to create a world where everyone can live with authenticity and dignity.

Alford-Harkey, Marie. Bisexuality: Making the Invisible Visible in Faith Communities (Kindle Locations 1325-1839). Religious Institute, Inc.. Kindle Edition.

About the Authors

Debra Haffner

Rev. Dr. Debra W. Haffner (she/her/hers) is currently the interim minister at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Huntington (NY), having served congregations in Santa Cruz (CA), Reston (VA), Westport (CT), and Hastings-on-Hudson (NY). She is the President Emerita and co-founder of the...


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