- The Washington Times - Tuesday, September 24, 2013

The White House reportedly held a closed-door roundtable session Monday with members of the bisexual community to celebrate “Bisexual Visibility Day.”

The Obama administration’s Office of Public Engagement quietly touted the event a month ago with select invitations to rights groups around the nation, the Washington Blade reported.

Luigi Ferrer, program and grants development director for the Pridelines Youth Services group in Florida, told the Miami Herald that he received his invitation about a month ago from the administration.

“There really hasn’t been a strong national organization speaking out for bisexuals,” he said. “What that leads to is being left out of important policy conversations. Now we are finally having some of those.”

The meeting was to discuss issues of importance to bisexuals, The Washington Post reported last month.

“It’s a testament to this administration that they are focusing on all elements of the LGBT community and they should be applauded for hosting an event focused on some of the specific issues impacting bisexual people,” Michael Cole-Schwartz, a spokesman for Human Rights Campaign in Washington, told the Herald.


• Cheryl K. Chumley can be reached at cchumley@washingtontimes.com.

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