Beth Sherouse, Ph.D. is a longtime LGBTQ activist, writer, and proud Southerner who calls Georgia home. A bisexual woman, and former employee of a major national LGBTQ organization, Beth first came out as bisexual to a friend at about 16 years old, and by the time she arrived on her college campus, she fully embraced her bisexual identity – even co-founding the first officially recognized LGBTQ student group at her Southern Baptist university in central Georgia. Beth has realized many times over the years that the bi+ community (meaning people who are attracted to people of all genders) is unfortunately lacking resources and support.
“The bisexual community doesn’t get a lot of help from anybody else,” Beth points out. “Even within larger national LGBT organizations, there’s very little bisexual programmatic work, and the programmatic work that happens is almost entirely done by people who are bi-identified. I feel like there’s not an institutional investment in making sure this kind of work gets done. I feel some sort of obligation to be part of the change that needs to happen.”