Category Archives: BCN 102: Aug 2010

Ian’s History of BiCon

In Bugsy Malone, Tallulah sings “I don’t remember names, but I remember faces”. Actually I don’t remember many of those either, but here’s what I remember about BiCon over the years… 1984 (December) London – The Politics of Bisexuality conference.Held at the Factory Community Project, one task was to draw up a bisexual manifesto. Being us, they came up with […]

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Bisexual Icons: Natalya Dell – Making It Happen

How long have you been involved in the bisexual community? Oooh, that’s a strange one.  I first attended a bi specific group in about 1998.  Before that I’d always been involved in LGBT mixed-sex groups and spaces.  My first BiCon was 1999 and when I properly got more into bi specific activism, so I’m hitting about 11 years for bi […]

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Sure of what I hope for

I’ve recently gained a label: ‘faith activist’. I’m as proud of this as I am of my bi label, because it’s taken a long time to get here. I became a Christian before I recognised my bisexuality – at 16 and 23 respectively – and felt I had to leave the evangelical church to work things out for myself. I […]

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Bicon: The Next Generation

Thoughts on bringing your teen to Bicon by Darelle K Bunny You may have heard of ‘bring your daughter to work day’ …well, 2010 will be, for me, ‘Bring your Teenager to Bicon year’. As the UK Bi Community continues to grow and mature, more and more people are asking very pertinent questions about accessibility for bi parents. The practicalities […]

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Bisexuals do it in Wales

The last year has been extremely busy in Wales and the next 12 months promise even more exciting developments.  Local groups in Swansea and Cardiff were launched at Cardiff Mardi Gras in September 2009. After some changes Bi Cardiff now meets at 7pm on the first Thursday every month in the Cineworld Cardiff top bar with open socials from 8:15pm. […]

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september23.bi.org

Since 1999, September 23rd each year has been declared International Celebrate Bisexuality Day – a brilliant excuse for a party, an awareness raising afternoon or a flamboyant photo opportunity to get the press talking about being bi. Increasingly people are calling it Bi Visibility Day instead – a little easier on the tongue.  Last year there were UK events in […]

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Orlando Jordan: Out, Bi & Proud Bi Wrestler

Dan Howells looks across the pond for a role model To call yourself, as Orlando Jordan of Total Non-stop Action does, “Simply The Greatest”, takes quite a lot of ego. But then, even for a 6-foot-4, seventeen-stone former boxer, it takes a very large ego to walk out to a professional wrestling ring in Florida dressed in bright pink shorts, […]

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Call yourself bi?

…you’d better be selling something! Keeley Hawes. Currently gracing our screens alongside Aiden Gillen in Identity. And a fully paid up member of club-bi. How do we know? She told us so. While promoting Tipping the Velvet in 2002, she enthused to Diva magazine, “…I completely related to [my character]. Well, not completely because I’m not a lesbian. I’m bi.” […]

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