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Bisexual researcher and therapist Fritz Klein’s work continues in honor of #BiWeek and Bi.org

Bi.org has proudly announced their 25th anniversary celebration in tandem with the annual Bi-Pride Month, and Bi-Visibility Day set for September 23.

With over 1.3 million page-likes on Facebook as well as substantial Twitter and Instagram followings, Bi.org maintains its position as the largest online resource for bisexual information and news. Originally founded in the 1990s as a research project for the American Institute of Bisexuality and The Klein Sexual Orientation Grid (KSOG), Bi.org continues to serve a population that is as diverse as it is inclusive.

“We’re happy that our founder’s work, psychiatrist Fritz Klein, is still going strong,” said Talia Squires, Director of Bi.org. “He originally created Bi.org as an online community to post news, host forums and dating profiles, and create an inclusive global hub for the underserved Bi population.

“People who, like many in the LGBT community, often had to live their lives in the shadows. But Klein lived his life proudly, out, and wanted the rest of the world to have the same freedom. Thankfully, times have changed, and over the years, acceptance has allowed Bi social media groups and dating sites to thrive,” continued Squires.

“So while Bi.org maintains a thriving community, it also continues to publish important informative articles and resources, inspiring profiles of famous Bi people, and Bi character profiles to help fill everyday Bi folks with hope.”

Originally founded in 1996 by Austrian-American sex researcher and psychiatrist Dr. Fritz Klein, who fled Europe to escape antisemitism, Bi.org (formerly bisexual.org) began with the simple goal of letting Bi people know they were not alone. When first launched, there were almost no online resources for the Bi community, or those resources were hard to find, highly sexualized, and/or catered to niche audiences. Since those early years, Bi.org has evolved to serve an increasingly diverse, global community.

Over two decades later, Bi.org continues its mission to connect Bi people around the world; providing accessible and scientifically accurate information about (bi)sexuality. Whether visitors need to learn about (bi)sexuality to better understand themselves, loved ones, peers, or conduct research – Bi.org will continue to offer valuable resources.

“Our core message is still the same – you are not alone.”

Talia Squires, Director of Bi.org
Did you know?

Early in his career, Dr. Klein realized that there was a void in knowledge about bisexuality. He placed an ad in the Village Voice for a meeting that resulted in the creation in New York of the “Bisexual Forum” in 1974, the first bi-specific organization in the world. During this period he wrote The Bisexual Option, 1978, and co-authored: Man, His Body, His Sex (Doubleday & Co.) in 1978.

After moving to San Diego, Dr. Klein founded another “Bisexual Forum” for that city in 1982, wrote several books, and founded and became Editor of The Journal of Bisexuality.

Dr. Klein is best known for his development of the multi-dimensional Klein Sexual Orientation Grid, which measures the complexity and fluidity of sexual orientation.

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For important Bi-related news, resources, and content, visit Bi.org online.

And keep an eye out for the Spanish Bi.org newsletter, set to launch in 2022.

Follow Bi.org on social media @BiDotOrg: FacebookTwitterInstagram.

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