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Isle of Man catching up?

Days after the announcement of the “Turing Law” for England and Wales, the Isle of Man has announced an equivalent measure will be brought forward there as well. It means that men with historic convictions for having sex with other men that would have been lawful were it with a woman instead will have their convictions struck from the record. […]

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The Bi Week Ahead

A new month means a flurry of dates in our bisexual calendar. Get out there and make some new bi friends! Tuesday is the night for the “talky space” community centre meeting for Manchester bis, organised by long-running group BiPhoria. 7.30pm sharp start at the LGBT Foundation, 5 Richmond Street – the end nearer Piccadilly. More here. Also that night […]

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EU Welcomes UN’s LGBT Expertise

Yesterday, the UN Human Rights Council appointed Vitit Muntarbhorn its first independent expert on sexual orientation and gender identity. In July, the United Nations’ Human Rights Council agreed to the creation of the post in a 23 – 18 vote. Vitit Munthaborn, a Thai national, is Professor in International Law at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok. He was co-chair of the […]

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The Fall returns

We’re delighted to see that BBC drama The Fall returns to the airwaves on BBC2 at 9pm tonight. The central character of the show is Stella Gibson; a part written for and played by Gillian Anderson (still best known for playing Scully in The X-Files). Stella is a superintendent in the Metropolitan Police, out as bisexual, though her sexual orientation […]

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Best Bi Books of the past year

The annual Bisexual Book Awards has unveiled its shortlist for the fourth year of awards with the best of bi literature in a range of categories. Last year’s ten categories has slimmed slightly to nine, losing the “best anthology” section. The winners will be announced on June 3rd. For more on bisexual books see our Bi Books page with past […]

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London consults on LGBT mental health

The London Assembly Health Committee is investigating mental health and inequalities in a series of meetings, focusing on different marginalised groups, including LGBT people. Given research showing how bisexual people experience greater mental health challenges and more problems accessing support than gay and lesbian people, we hope there will be ample bi input to the review. The Committee note that: […]

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Live from the White House…

The White House are holding a special session today on bisexual people’s needs and challenges. Led by BiNetUSA boss Faith Cheltenham, the briefing will focus on policy and cultural issues of significance for the American bisexual community as a part of the White House’s effort to help increase visibility of bisexual people during Bisexual Awareness Week (this week being marked […]

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