Category Archives: BCN 111: February 2012

Getting It Right – for Bi Researchers

In the last two issues we updated you on what BiUK is up toand took you on a tour of our shiny new website. As we mentioned, one of the main aims of the website was to make available the list of research guidelines which we have created for people who are researching, or writing about, bisexuality. This issue we […]

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Oxford Rides Again

The second Oxford Festival of Bisexuality (BiFest) is to be held on March 31 2012 at the East Oxford Community centre. Oxford BiFest is an all-day event that brings together bisexuals, bi-curious and bi-friendly people not only from Oxford but around the South East for a day of workshops, socialising and entertainment. The first Oxford BiFest was in 2010 and […]

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Bisexuals All At Sea

This summer’s BiCon has been announced for the 9th – 13th August, and for the first time in the event’s history it is going to Yorkshire. If you’ve never been, BiCon is the biggest event in the UK bi calendar: a long weekend away with bi, bifriendly and bicurious folk from across the UK, with a smattering from further afield […]

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The Bi Decades?

The 1920s and 30s were rich in bisexuality, says Juliette The theme for last summer’s BiCon Ball was 1919-1939,which at first glance might seem to be a rather random period of time to pick out. But it is a period rich in Bi history and Bi icons. In 1919, in Berlin’s Tiergarten, the Institut für Sexualwissenschaft or Institute of Sex […]

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It’s different for bis: the Bisexuality Report

This month BiUK launches “The Bisexuality Report” Bisexual people are included in the acronym LGBT but often our issues and circumstances are not separately understood in practice. This is despite clear evidence that we experience discrimination in education, in society, and in the workplace and that we are more at risk of mental health problems than lesbian, gay, or heterosexual […]

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The Big Bi Audit: What have you got?

At International BiCon 2010, a very well attended workshop discussed the possibility of archiving UK bi stuff in some sort of organised fashion. It was decided that archiving bi stuff was A Good Idea, but that first we needed to see what the UK bi community actually had to archive. So, one BCN article and many emails later, an impressive […]

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Fringe Benefits

Or, “What has being a bi activist ever done for me?” After the flamewars, after the discussions on slogans, after the endless questions on toilets, parking, cutlery and the last minute changes – an organiser of a bi event might be left wondering – what has being a bi activist ever done for me? In my case – lots. I’m […]

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