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Attending your first Bi Meet?

Summoning up the courage to go to a bi group the first time can be hard for all sorts of reasons. You might be questioning or coming to terms with your sexuality. You might not know anyone there. You’re not sure what to say or do. When you arrive, everyone else seems to have been friends for years and you’ve […]

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Bold Strokes book festival

Stevie Carroll reflects on the 4th Annual Bold Strokes Book Festival, held in Nottingham. Bold Strokes Books are currently the largest publisher of LGBTQ fiction worldwide, having been founded in 2004 by the author Radclyffe. They are the first LGBTQ publishers to be recognised by the Romance Writers of America (in 2007), and possibly the only one of the biggies […]

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Google’s Still Got Problems With Bis

A new online petition is putting pressure on search engine Google to change its ways over the word “bisexual” More than two years ago we reported that search engine Google was blocking searches for information about bisexuality. The website’s “autocomplete” function suggests to users what they may be looking for as they type.  Searching for bisexual information, however, doesn’t bring […]

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Academics look at bi youth

What’s going on in the world of bi research and theory?  We look at the latest issue of the academic Journal of Bisexuality. Journal of Bisexuality: Special Issue on Bisexuality and Youth By Tracey Plowman from BiUK A special issue focusing on bisexual youth seems the perfect place to begin summarising bisexuality research. The editorial[1] and introduction[2] to this issue […]

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I’ve had a gay marriage, according to some…

Whenever I rant about bisexual erasure, the first thing I hear is “When we say ‘Gay’, of course we mean to include bisexuals. Stop being silly.” This often comes up. It doesn’t matter if we bisexuals don’t include ourselves in the blanket term, other people do and we should be grateful they do without continually moaning that our special word […]

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BiReCon: The first International academic conference on bisexuality?

Meg Barker, Christina Richards and Rebecca Jones (of BiUK) report back from BiReCon Thursday 26th August 2010 saw the second BiReCon conference. The aim of the event was to bring together researchers and academics with activists, organisations and community members to develop, disseminate and discuss research and theory about bisexuality. The first UK BiReCon was held in 2008, prior to […]

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BiUK: Making a Space for Bi Research and Theory

Following the interviews with James from Bisexual Butterfly and Marcus from The Bisexual Index we caught up with Christina and Meg from the other new national bi organisation, BiUK, to find out about them. For a start, where did the initiative for BiUK come from? Christina: I have a few different hats when it comes to bisexuality, including activism and […]

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