Category Archives: BCN 103: Oct 2010

Bi Visibility Breakthrough!

This year’s Bi Visibility Day in September was a remarkable success with ten events around the UK, ranging from community centres with programmes of workshops to friendly meet-ups in pubs, from quiz nights to erotic storytelling.  Birmingham, Brighton, Bristol, Cardiff, Edinburgh, London, Manchester, Sheffield and Winchester all hosted events.  The dedicated “september23” website which carries information about events in the […]

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#bisexualmanifesto

It started with a simple tweet: @jenyockney: i fear in this day and age, a bisexual manifesto should be under 140 characters, including the #bisexualmanifesto tag. While the bisexual manifesto being written following a workshop at London BiCon is still being worked on, the tweeters set to work on a shorter, snappier alternative… Alice is a bisexual waif, she wants […]

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How I accidentally started a local bi group

It had been a running joke for a few years.  Every time a friend of ours came to visit (which is a few times a year) we’d go to the local pub, have a few drinks, and pretend it was a bi meetup. After a while we came up with a name for ourselves. Because we were in Winchester, the […]

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Bis in the Media: October 2010

Scott Pilgrim vs the Bisexual Ex-Girlfriend If haven’t yet seen Edgar Wright’s latest, Scott Pilgrim: you should.  It’s jam-packed with gamer in-jokes and fight scenes to keep the geeks and action-lovers relatively happy, and it’s lots of fun even if you don’t fit into either of those categories.  For those who count such things, it even passes the Bechdel Test […]

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Liverpool Pride 2010

    Up until 2010, Liverpool was the largest British city to not hold an “official” Pride festival.   That was remedied this August in an event with all the flamboyance, extravagance, community support and intricate costumes that could be expected even in a well-established Pride. Some members of Manchester’s bisexual group again wanted to make the pink purple and blue presence […]

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Bring out your bi stuff!

We know what you did last summer (and the summer before that, and the one before that too). Or at least, we will… Yes folks, it’s every BiCon exhibitionist’s dream come true.  We are officially collecting evidence on what went down, when, where (and possibly with whom, if it’s in the national interest), regarding all things bi and UK. Bi […]

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Events…

With over 450 people registered, this year’s BiCon was the biggest ever, and next issue we expect to have more reports from it.  The group photo is on the back page – with a slight ‘halo’ effect on some participants due to taking the group photo at 6pm in a hallway that ran due East-West! The International BiReCon held before […]

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Bisexuals of Colour

I co-hosted a Bi’s of Colour workshop at BiCon 2010, which was attended by ten people.  I was heartened at the turnout, as it was twice the number of people of colour I’d ever seen at a bisexual event before.  The attendees were able to speak freely about their hopes and their frustrations.  As bisexuals of colour we often face […]

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