Bi Local.

We are people that live, work and play right here in Columbus and the Central Ohio area. If you identify as bisexual, pansexual, or any nonmonosexual orientation or an ally we'd love to get to know you.

Mission

We are coming together to organize: to generate visibility and support for this community, to identify our needs and issues, and to give voice to our collective histories/experiences.

Bi Local is open and welcome to all individuals who identify as bisexual, pansexual, or any nonmonosexual orientation or as an ally, and thoroughly rejects the application of a stereotypical gender binary.

Upcoming Events

Meetup

View and RSVP to Bi Local's upcoming events through our Meetup group!

Mailing List

Want to receive regular updates about Bi Local's activities in and around Central Ohio? Sign up for our mailing list!

All Bi Local events are subject to our Code of Conduct. All participants at Bi Local events are expected to observe these rules.

Monthly Happy Hours

Bi Local hosts monthly happy hours every 2nd Thursday of the month at Bossy Grrl's PinUp Joint from 6-8 PM. Come visit!

Contact Us

Code of Conduct

Bi Local is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion (or lack thereof). We do not tolerate harassment of attendees of Bi Local events in any form.

Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention.

Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.

If a participant engages in harassing behavior, Bi Local organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the event (with no refund, if applicable).

If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a Bi Local organizer immediately.

We expect participants to follow these rules at Bi Local events.

This code of conduct is based off of the Conference Code of Conduct, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.

Community Resources

Equality Ohio

We envision an Ohio where everyone feels at home and where equality, diversity and inclusiveness are universally valued.

Equality Ohio advocates and educates to achieve fair treatment and equal opportunity for all Ohioans regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.

Bi Local is an affiliate of Equality Ohio.

Poly Columbus

PolyColumbus provides a safe, comfortable, and welcoming community for those exploring or living ethical non-monogamy in Central Ohio.

We envision a future where society accepts all consent-based intentional relationship structures.

Queer Behavior

Queer Behavior is a network dedicated to uniting Columbus' queer community through interacting with and organizing within the queer community; promoting queer community events, issues, and news; and organizing events, education and outreach for the community and Central Ohio. While all inclusive, Queer Behavior is, at its core, a network for self-identified queer peoples.

All events created or sponsored by Queer Behavior are dedicated Safe(r) Spaces.

For more information on the organization, its language, and a calendar of events, email queerbehavior@gmail.com.