Category Archives: BCN 107: Summer 2011

When I get older: Imagining your bisexual future

Everyone grows older, unless they die first. But although rationally we might know this, somehow most people find it difficult to imagine that they will ever really grow old themselves. Ideas about old age and older people are often very negative and stereotyping and being old is often equated with being out-of-date, boring or unattractive. So perhaps it’s not surprising […]

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Nine and not even a half weeks

With just nine weeks to go to BiCon the programme is starting to take shape and we have so much news we’re going to try to cover a lot in the space we have here.  (Only nine weeks to BiCon? Eek! takes a deep breath) Right, we are not panicking, but now does seem a great time to tell you […]

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Journal of Bisexuality

Journal of Bisexuality Overview: Volume 11 Issue 1 Report by Tracey Plowman from BiUK The latest issue of the academic research publication ‘Journal of Bisexuality’ begins with an introduction from the new editor, Brian Zamboni. Amongst others he acknowledges the work of Fritz Klein, who founded this publication in 2000. Klein is probably most well known for his creation of […]

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20th Century Bi

In February, I went to a seminar at Conway Hall in London as part of LGBT History Month. It was about the history of bisexuality in the 20th century (clue’s in the name). What follows is, as ever, in no sense a representative account of what was said, just some of the things that interested me. First off, Sue George […]

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Make your own Big Bi Fun Day

An event like Leicester’s Big Bi Fun Day doesn’t take special skills – mostly it’s about planning and the will to make it happen.  Find out how…   How to run an event like Big Bi Fun Day (BBFD) in 10 easy steps 1.  Why – decide why you want to run the event. Is it to fill a gap […]

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Collective Wisdom

…of BiCon 2010 At some point during each BiCon, the massed ranks of bis, friends and allies are called on to make decisions.  Here are 2010’s. Minutes of the 2010 BiCon Decision Making Plenary University of East London, Saturday 28th August 2010 Discussion leader:  Sharon Minute takers:  Sanji and Palantypist 1)  Welcome Everyone was welcomed to the decision making plenary.   […]

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Torchwood: Still Bi?

The fourth season of BBC TV series Torchwood begins as this BCN goes to press.  We can look forward to two and a half months of Jack Harkness and Gwen Cooper (John Barrowman & Eve Myles) continuing their alien chasing antics, though now in the USA rather than Wales, which may make the Mulder & Scully comparisons even more obvious. […]

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Gleeful Bi Girls

A second look at bisexuality in TV show Glee: This month, Brittany, Santana, and what happens when the scriptwriters dodge using labels   Santana: “Let’s be clear here. I’m not interested in any labels unless it’s on something I shoplift.” If you scour the internet looking for blogs on Santana, from the hit TV series Glee, one word comes up […]

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