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Court of Appeal kicks Civil Partnerships down the road

The Court of Appeal today rejected a case arguing for the introduction of mixed-sex civil partnerships. Charles Keidan and Rebecca Steinfeld brought the case arguing that they were being discriminated against on the grounds of sex, as a same-sex couple would be allowed the choice of marriage or civil partnership. A previous court ruling allowed that civil partnerships should remain […]

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Queer Retirement Village?

The city council in Manchester has announced a new retirement home project – intended to be made up of a majority of LGBT residents. The project would be part of the city’s programme that provides housing for older people, and would be the first LGBT-majority “Extra Care” scheme in the UK. Bi, trans, lesbian and gay peoples’ experiences as they […]

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Challenge ABC’s Biphobia

End The Bi Ban challenged Google - now challenge ABC!

A petition has garnered over 500 signatures so far (update 24 hours later: 1,000) challenging the American TV network ABC over biphobia on one of its television shows. The petition’s message is: End Biphobia and Bi-erasure on The Real O’Neals. Pictured: a previous petition campaign helped stop Google blocking bi results on instant search. Sara Ramirez, former star of […]

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Friday night sees an LGBT History Month talk in Leicester from Tom Robinson. Tom’s best known as a Radio 6 DJ these days but in the 70s the Tom Robinson Band was scoring chart hits with songs like 2-4-6-8 Motorway and protest song Glad to be Gay. Then in the 80s the tabloids got in a frenzy about the girlfriend […]

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The bi week ahead, 13-19 February 2017

It’s a new bisexual week in our calendar of bi events – and it’s another busy week, in part thanks to LGBT History Month! Our events listings begin on Monday with the welcome return of Sheffield BiSocial, who have been on hiatus for a couple of months. They meet at CafeLatte on London Road from 7pm. Details here. Tuesday is […]

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Evan Rachel Wood Receives the HRC Visibility Award

United States LGBT campaign group HRC (Human Rights Campaign) presented True Blood and Westworld actress Evan Rachel Wood with their HRC Visibility Award at the 2017 HRC North Carolina Gala yesterday. Receiving the award she spoke of the importance of being seen and heard and shared powerful remarks about bisexual visibility. “It was something so simple and yet so terrifying. I […]

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