“I call myself bisexual because I acknowledge that I have in myself the potential to be attracted – romantically and/or sexually – to people of more than one sex and/or gender, not necessarily at the same time, not necessarily in the same way, and not necessarily to the same degree.” – Robyn Ochs
Welcome! The Bi+ Space is a peer-led support group that meets on the 1st and 3rd Mondays every month from 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM at the Harriet Hancock Center. It’s a great place to get community support and to talk with people who understand your experience.
The Bi+ Space is open to anyone who falls under the “Bi+ umbrella”, regardless of which labels you personally use (bi, pan, queer, poly/omni/multisexual, multi-gender attracted, or anything else), and to anyone who is questioning. The space is also open to anyone who falls under the “Ace umbrella” (asexual/aromantic, demisexual/demiromantic, etc).
The Bi+ 101 is an education program open to everyone. It is held on the 2nd Monday each month from 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM. All are welcome to come and learn more about what it means to be Bi+ and about the issues facing this often misunderstood, but important, component of the LGBTQ+ community. This meeting is opened to the public and you do not have to identify as Bisexual+ to come and learn about the Bi+ community. Come learn how to be a better ally to the Bi+ community by staying up to date with the problems affecting the Bisexual+ community.
Alex Field (He/His/Him)
Alex Field has lived in the Columbia area since 2015 working as an engineer and a project manager. Alex has been volunteering at the Harriet Hancock Center since 2018 and is an officer of the Center’s Programs & Groups Committee. For more information, you can contact Alex at: BiSpace@HarrietHancockCenter.org
Miles Joyner (They/Them/Their)
Miles Joyner is a senior at the University of South Carolina. They have been doing work in the Bisexual community for over 3 years, collaborating with BiNet USA and its #BiStoriesProject. They also run their own affirmative, inter-sectional Facebook page about bisexuality: Miles the Bisexual. Miles serves as the Logistics Chair for IRIS (Individuals Respecting Identities and Sexualities), a USC student organization.