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Survey Explores Hate Crime

A survey of nearly 500 people has been released by LGBT anti-violence group GALOP which explores experiences of biphobic, transphobic and homophobic attacks in the UK. Reported LGBTphobic hate crimes and incidents are up around 10% in the past year; however this may reflect better reporting or worse crime rates. 4 in 5 survey respondents said they had been the […]

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It’s Coming Out Day

It’s National Coming Out Day – October 12th in the UK, October 11th in the USA. Six years ago we noted that “[a] recent online poll, which had 1,536 respondents, found that lesbian, gay and bisexual people aged 60 and over came out at 37 on average. People aged 18 and under are coming out at 15 on average.” Those […]

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World Mental Health Day

It’s World Mental Health Day today (10th October) and sadly bisexual people are among those with the highest chance of experiencing mental health issues. The date has been marked each October since 1992. Each year has a theme and this year’s is “Dignity in Mental Health: Psychological & Mental Health First Aid for All” – focusing on what kinds of […]

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LGBT Domestic Abuse Helpline Goes Online from Saturday

The National LGBT Domestic Abuse Helpline is launching a new online chat service on Saturdays and Sundays, running 3pm-7pm. The helpline’s existing services run by phone and email on 0800 999 5428 and [email protected] They provide emotional and practical support for LGBT people experiencing domestic abuse. Abuse isn’t always physical – it can be psychological, emotional, financial and sexual too, […]

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The Bi Week: 10-16 October 2016

It’s a new bisexual week in our calendar of bi events – and it’s the busiest week of the month! Monday is 10th October, and the World Health Organisation marks World Mental Health Day on 10 October every year. This year’s theme as decided by the World Federation for Mental Health is “Psychological & Mental Health First Aid for All” and […]

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It’s World Post Day!

Happy World Post Day! The date is marked each year on October 9th. The date was chosen in 1969 to celebrate the anniversary of the establishment of Universal Postal Union (UPU) in 1874 in Switzerland. The UPU was the start of a global communications revolution, allowing people to easily write to others all over the world. Today 192 countries are […]

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Sara Ramirez Comes Out: Bi Plays Bi

Grey’s Anatomy star Sara Ramirez has come out as bisexual during a speech at an LGBT youth homelessness conference in Los Angeles this weekend. She tweeted her speech segment, in which she said, “So many of our youth experiencing homelessness are youth whose lives touch on many intersections – whether they be gender identity, gender expression, race, class, sexual orientation, […]

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More young bis boost LGB numbers

The ONS’ annual Household Survey statistics out this week reveal a growing proportion of young people identifying as bisexual, lesbian or gay – and the big boost is in the “B”. 3.3% of people aged between 16 and 24 identified as LGB in 2015, up from 2.8% in 2014. That 0.5% hike reflects a growth from 1.3% to 1.8% identifying […]

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