Why today is so important for bisexuality

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While there have been significant steps forward for the LGBT community, there are still barriers to be broken down. One of the groups looking for change is the "B" in LGBT.

September 23rd marks the 16th annual "Celebrate Bisexuality Day" (CBD), an international awareness day that is also referred to as Bi Visibility Day and Bisexual Pride Day. CBD is the highlight of Bisexual Awareness Week, which kicked off this past Sunday.





The bisexual community is speaking out and showing their pride through a variety of events this week all over the country. The community is grateful to have celebrity voices as well, to get the word out and de-stigmatize this group.

These celebrities identify as bisexual:

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TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 12: Evan Rachel Wood arrives at the 'Into The Forest' premiere 2015 Toronto International Film Festival held at The Elgin on September 12, 2015 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Michael Tran/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 21: Cara Delevingne attends the Burberry Prorsum show during London Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2016/17 on September 21, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Anthony Harvey/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 15: Lady Gaga at the Brandon Maxwell runway show at NYFW on September 15, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by BM1/Getty Images/GC Images)
SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 26: Actress Anna Paquin speaks onstage at HBO's 'True Blood' panel during Comic-Con 2014 on July 26, 2014 in San Diego, California. (Photo by FilmMagic/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 11: Azealia Banks performs at Irving Plaza on May 11, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 01: Actor Alan Cumming attends the Cadillac Capsule Clothing Collection Launch at Classic Car Club on September 1, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Pont/WireImage)
SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA - AUGUST 27: Megan Fox attends the movie 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, 2014' press conference at The Shilla on August 27, 2014 in Seoul, South Korea. (Photo by The Chosunilbo JNS/Multi-Bits via Getty Images)
CLEVELAND, OH - APRIL 18: Billie Joe Armstrong speaks onstage during the 30th Annual Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony at Public Hall on April 18, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 30: (EDITORS NOTE: Image contains nudity.) Host Miley Cyrus, styled by Simone Harouche, wearing a custom Versace outfit and boots, attends the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on August 30, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 30: Amber Rose arrives at the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on August 30, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)
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Actress Evan Rachel Wood has recently opened up in a series of heartwarming tweets, letting her followers know that it's okay to be bisexual and "not to give into shame."



Read more about the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender community here:

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12 powerful & anonymous LGBT coming out confessions: http://aol.it/1Bl6vAE

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Why retirement could prove challenging for LGBT baby boomers: http://aol.it/1C7IHyc (Photo: Getty)

Queer Blogger launches LGBT history campaign on YouTube: http://aol.it/1BraJXG

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Conchita Wurst on Twitter negativity and being a role model: http://aol.it/1C3O813

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Science supports gay parents: http://aol.it/1BMmmpC

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Sam Smith on coming out at age four: http://aol.it/1Bl5BEo

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Ana's Story: Transgender in Cuba: http://aol.it/1C3GvaV

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How the world of LGBT nightlife became a 'church' for outcasts: http://aol.it/1C3Hg3H

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Montana couple gives birth to rare, one in a million identical triplets: http://aol.it/1BkNE8P

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The queer dictionary: Breaking down the long list of LGBTQ terminology: http://aol.it/1ztvDAB

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New protection for trans-employees: http://aol.it/1AQqcQy 

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The biggest LGBT news, wins & stories of the 2014: http://aol.it/1C3FrDQ

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From 'Transparent' to Tim Cook, 2014's best LGBTQ media stories: http://aol.it/1C3DJlS

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Ways 2014 was the biggest year in transgender history: http://aol.it/1BkVVcX

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Air Force Secretary supports lifting transgender ban: http://aol.it/1Bl3EYF

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University's transgender students can now use preferred name on ID cards: http://aol.it/1Bl45lx

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Uganda's anti-gay laws get tougher: http://aol.it/1Bl9GIx

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Emotional testimony from transgender high school athlete: http://aol.it/1C3OIMh

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Student comes out as transgender in front of his entire class: http://aol.it/1C3RalR
Jeffrey Tambor dedicates his Golden Globe win to the transgender community: http://aol.it/1BldIAN
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