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Marriage equality in Luxembourg

Last year Luxembourg became the ninth EU country to legalise same-sex marriage – and today the law came into effect. Jean Paul Olinger and Henri Lorenzo Huber were the first same-sex couple to take advantage of the law, with Differdange town hall opening for the ceremony despite the New Year’s Day bank holiday. The bill passed by a landslide last […]

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New Year LG_T Honours

The New Year’s Honours list today picks out four LGBT activists. Jay Stewart, co-founder of Gendered Intelligence and Jenny-Anne Bishop were each honoured with the OBE for services to the trans community. Jenny Broughton, who founded Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (FFLAG), was given the MBE, while Nigel George Warner was awarded an MBE for international work on […]

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Scotland’s first same-sex marriages

The first day of same-sex weddings in Scotland saw 34 people get hitched today. On the stroke of midnight the first two ceremonies were conducted in Glasgow – Joe Schofield and Malcolm Brown in a humanist ceremony, and Susan and Gerrie Douglas-Scott in a civil ceremony. Members of the Scottish Parliament were in attendance at both weddings – First Minister Nicola […]

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BiCon unveils date

Next year’s BiCon will run from the evening of Thursday 13th to the afternoon of Sunday 16th August. The year’s biggest bi event, BiCon has run every year since 1984, and the dates for the 2015 conference were announced earlier today. At the moment, the team are deciding between two venues in England, so until that’s decided you won’t be able to […]

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Blood ban: USA follows UK lead

The United States’ Food & Drug Administration announced today that it is to lift the ban on bisexual and gay men donating blood in the USA. The move follows a similar rule change in Britain in 2011. As here the shift is from a lifetime ban for any man who has had sex with another man, to a 12 month bar ruling […]

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December’s edition is out now!

BCN issue 128

The latest issue of BCN is out now. You can order issue 128 or subscribe online here Features include: Bisexuality in The Fall: Gillian Anderson’s bi detective show Seven Minutes in Heaven – short fiction Bi Money: including the BiCon 2014 accounts Why Community Matters How come there is so little bisexuality in Stonewall’s latest LGbT publication?

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Conversion Day!

For civil-partnered couples in Wales and England today (Wednesday 10th December) is a key date – from today Civil Partnerships can be legally converted to marriage. BCN Editor Jen Yockney writes: For a decade Civil Partnerships have been the “separate but equal” excuse for the gender restrictions on marriage – that wasn’t equal in either name or detail. Now as […]

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