Even within the LGBTQ community bisexuals can be pretty invisible. PAVES is working to change that. For example, we created a bi+ float for Pride and marched together in the parade. We also craft together to make visibility bracelets, hats, and etc.
PAVES is reaching out to both the straight and LGBTQ+ community to help educate others on bisexuality+ as well as creating resources about bisexuality+.
PAVES holds social events so that the bisexual+ community can come together and support each other.
Codi has been bisexual since, well forever (duh) and realized so in Houston, TX at 18 where she is originally from. Codi moved to Denver in 2013 largely in part to escape the intolerance for all LGBTQ+ in the Bible belt and is happy to call Denver her new home. The hatred, abuse, and erasure she has experienced in the past, with an absence of support, just for being bisexual fueled her passion to start PAVES so that other bisexual people don’t have to go through what she did or worse. Codi studied Biology and Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of Denver and now speaks and writes about intersectional feminism, ethical nonmonogamy, sexuality, gender, jealousy, sex education, and living with a chronic illness. In her free time she organizes a large social polyamorous group in Denver, loves to camp, and attempts to paint. She also enjoys binging on television and movies, and spends a lot of time yelling at ridiculous depictions of love triangles and bisexuals who just “don’t want a label” (looking at you Piper Chapman). Feel free to connect with her below.
Alex was born in Colorado Springs and has lived in various parts of Colorado most of his life. He was in the Navy for 5 years as an Electronics Technician (Radio) on submarines. There he learned how to not get attached to a place he lived and how to navigate bureaucracy somewhat well. He figured out he was bi when he started to read more on the Bi+ definitions. He began getting involved in Bi+ issues when he started dating people that were Bi+ and saw the hatred from the gay community at Denver pride aimed at Bi people. Alex is now automating all the things. In his free time Alex loves to obsess over new technology things and spend way too much money trying to make his home a smart home, he also likes watching weird indie arthouse cinema and terrible movies. Feel free to contact him using the links below!