Category Archives: BCN 120: August 2013

London’s Latest Bi Thing

Last night, I went to Greedy – the new bi disco at Bethnal Green Working Men’s club, run by someone who’s been running the same night successfully in Bristol for some time.  It’s likely to be monthly, but with a gap next month because loads of Pride events are already scheduled then. It was great! I only danced to one […]

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Bi Dating Question

We’ve all at some point in our lives been single, and some singletons turn to dating sites, a great new way of dating in the 21st century. Unfortunately, as a single bisexual I’ve had trouble with dating sites since the vast majority don’t even acknowledge my sexuality! I have to choose whether I’m gay or straight…. Is it only me […]

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BiCon 2013

Mat thinks BiCon needs to change or fade away… When I first started going to BiCon I remember it being more fun. I remember better workshops, more larking about and more laughter amongst the attendees. People would be playing on the lawn space, having a mess around and still going to workshops. I even remember having a lightsabre battle on […]

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Bisexuality & Sexual Experience

Lately I’ve been thinking about the pressures and prejudices bisexuals can face from others and other bis regarding sexual experience. I’m sure many people have had feelings of not being a “proper bisexual” at some point. This could stem from a variety of different reasons, including if they haven’t had sex with a man and a woman and/or they’re not […]

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Older Bi Lives: Conference Report

On 24th April 2013 in Nottingham a seminar on ‘Older Bisexual Lives’ kicked off a series of seminars on Older Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans People funded by the Economic & Social Research Council (ESRC), one of a handful of organisations that pay for much academic research in UK. The event was free and open to anyone interested. For the […]

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“Jeux Dramatiques”?

I’ve been to a lot of BiCons and a lot of BiCon workshop sessions so at the start of this year’s I chose a session I hadn’t seen before and didn’t know much about: Jeux Dramatiques. A big circle of us sat while the facilitator explained: we were read Maurice Sendak’s illustrated children’s book, “Where the Wild Things Are.” We […]

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Bi Visibility 2013

Why are we still holding bi visibility celebrations in 2013?  Surely people have got the hang of ‘the B word’ by now? We talked to Mel Berry from Brighton’s Bi Youth group about their work last autumn, which produced an eyecatching array of photos of young bis and allies celebrating bisexuality – one of which graces the back of this […]

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Apple’s bi spat

After the long wrangle to get Google to stop blocking ‘bisexual’ from their instant search tool, it was pleasing in August when in just 24 hours, Apple changed their mind as to whether ‘bisexual’ is a bad word. Apple had barred it as a description term for Apps made available through the iTunes store for iPads and other such Apple […]

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