Bi’s of Colour History Survey!
To start off the history project, we are looking for bisexuals of colour to complete a quick anonymous survey.
Please share this link!
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.
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
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
From the BiCon website:
BiCon is a weekend-long gathering for bisexual people, their friends, partners and others with a supportive interest in bisexuality. We don’t all use the labels “bi” or “bisexual” or even agree on what it means to be bi, but bisexuality is the common theme. A typical BiCon might have 250 participants, of which about 60 are at BiCon for the first time.
BiCon usually uses a university venue, not because it’s an academic event but because it’s cheap, welcoming and generally more accessible than other venues. You won’t find a flat screen TV in your bedroom, but you’ll be able to make your own meals (or order your own take-out!).
From a Bi of Colour:
We have had sessions at BiCon every year since 2010. In 2012 we had a Bi’s of Colour flat just for us! I would encourage anyone bi or bi-friendly to come along to BiCon 2014. It’s a blast!
Information for the Bisexual meeting and Trans* meeting, which happen on the same day:
Both meetings are being held at UNISON, 130 Euston Road, London, NW1 2AY on Thursday 25th July 2013. The bisexual members’ meeting starts at 10.30am and finishes at 1pm. The transgender members’ meeting starts at 2pm and finishes at 4.30pm.
A buffet lunch will be provided from 1pm to 2pm so that members can meet each other if they wish.
Please complete and return the attached registration form(s) to arrive no later
than 20 June 2013.
These National meetings are an excellent opportunity for bisexual and
transgender members to meet to discuss and identify their particular concerns. These will be fed back to the National LGBT Committee. There will be a further opportunity for the caucuses to meet at the 2013 national UNISON lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender members conference, which is on 22 – 24 November in Liverpool.
UNISON members can attend without having to ‘come out’ to their local branch as their travel expenses and booking form will be processed confidentially by the LGBT Assistant National Officer at the Membership Participation Unit.
There is no cost for attending the meetings, and lunch and other refreshments will be provided. Members’ travel costs will be paid for centrally.
Any members who experience funding problems at branch level should contact their regional LGBT group. Any members who are not ‘out’ at branch level should contact Susan Mawhood for advice on the procedure for claiming accommodation, personal care and childcare costs.
As these meetings are non-residential, no accommodation has been arranged. Where accommodation is essential, members should agree the costs with their branch before making bookings. There are a number of hotels in the vicinity of the UNISON Centre, these include the Premier Travel Inn, or telephone reservations 0870 238 3301 and the Mabledon
Court Hotel, telephone reservations 020 7388 3866. Please note that we do not recommend any hotels and have only given the above information for assistance.