Happy Birthday 21 today

On 1st September 1994, a new bisexual social-support group met in Manchester for the first time.

21 years on it’s the longest-running bi group we have in the UK, and as well as social and support meetings has expanded its remit into outreach and speaker work, training, publications, and policy input at both national and local levels.

It was the local group for the 2000 and 2004 BiCons – in their time the biggest ever – and made Manchester the first place in the UK to mark Bi Visibility Day back in 1999.

They’ve seen to it the bi flag got flown at Prides in Manchester, Tameside, Oldham, Bury, Blackpool, Liverpool and Carlisle.

The group is currently shortlisted for Community Project of the Year in the European Diversity Awards and was shortlisted for LGBT community group of the year in 2009 by Pink Paper readers.

Happy birthday BiPhoria – and have fun tonight at your monthly meeting at the LGBT Foundation.

 

Read about them from their 18th birthday here.