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Fear In The Lives Of Bisexuals Of Colour

The abstract for this poster:

Fear is an emotion that was raised throughout the first-ever report on Bisexuals who identify as Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic.  Fear mixed with corresponding negative experiences, which many bisexual People of Colour report, may lead to or worsen adverse mental health, including depression, anxiety, self-harm and suicide idelation.  Bisexual People of Colour have spoken of their experiences of racism, biphobia, sexism, abelism and fetishization both within and outside of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans communities.  These intersecting oppressions leads to an ongoing fear of being “out” in daily life. Fear was also raised in connection with family rejection, risks of violence including sexual violence and honour-based violence, which leads the bisexual person of colour to exist in a near-constant state of heightened awareness and dread.  All of these experiences, both lived and potential, places a great mental strain on bisexual people of colour.
There is currently very little information on bisexual people in the United Kingdom, and even less on People of Colour who identify as bisexual; this leads to mental health treatments being unsatisfatory or inappropriate for this group.
The Bisexuals of Colour Report can be read in full at: https://bisexualresearch.files.wordpress.com/2015/06/bis-of-colour-survey-report.pdf

Fear In The Lives Of Bisexuals Of Colour

Bis of Colour will be seeing some new changes: we will no longer be meeting up on a monthly basis.  The next Bi’s of Colour meetup will be in February 2016 for the UK  LGBT+ History Month.  We hope to meet up at the South Bank Centre’s Festival Hall, which has good accessibility and is centrally located.  We also hope that the Bi’s of Colour poster exhibition will be ready by then, so stay tuned!

Saturday 14th February will see the next Bi’s of Colour meet at Stratford Circus, 1:00 – 3:00. See http://bisofcolour.tumblr.com/post/105772513913/bisexuals-of-colour-will-be-meeting-up-monthly-in post for directions from Stratford station.

Come along to a friendly, free meetup where you’ll be welcomed for who you are. The venue has level access, disabled toilets, and reasonably priced food and drink.  

Great things for Bi Visibility Week!

It is #bivisibilty week this week! Things have been happening all over the world to celebrate it. There have also been a slew of articles appearing this week on bisexuality, many of which feature bisexuals of colour.

I’ve picked put some the faves..

Bi visibility site http://www.239.bicommunitynews.co.uk/year2014/

Bisexuals in academia
http://awareofawareness.com/2013/12/26/on-being-openly-bisexual-in-academia/

Understanding issues facing bi Americans http://www.lgbtmap.org/understanding-issues-facing-bisexual-Americans

The book, Recognize: Voices of Bi Men was released on BiVisibilty day! http://biresource.net/recognize_bimensbook.shtml

A new film called Bi-ography, from Bi Us TV were good enough to share their teaser trailer http://youtu.be/z9-SHYoCaSM

A chance to share your experiences with the Bi Story Project http://www.bistoryproject.org/submit-your-video.html

It’s time to stop mocking bisexuals! http://www.starobserver.com.au/opinion/soapbox-opinion/its-time-to-stop-mocking-bisexuals-and-end-biphobia/128193