Brighton bis on film

BCN 117 cover

This originally appeared in BCN issue 117, Feb 2013

Back in September I was along (and a fleetingly brief speaker, highlighting the Teach Google campaign you may have read about in a previous issue of BCN) at Brighton Bothways’ event to mark Bi Visibility Day. This was a lavish affair at the city’s main library, with lots of food and speakers from the local bi group and bi youth group, city council staff network and deputy council leader.

They also showed a fistful of short films from YouTube about bisexuality, which were (I think) all from the USA due to the lack of good bi short films from the UK suitable for such an event. Partly to help start changing that, and partly to document the Brighton event itself, I filmed several of the speakers on the night – and have since had to learn a few tricks to get something watchable out of the footage.

Five of those people have now given their permission for us to use the videos I made so there are several short clips online of people talking about being bi in Brighton and the UK, the bi groups and the council’s work on bi inclusion too.  I do hope you enjoy them: you can watch the videos here: www.youtube.com/bicommunitynews

Jen