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Reporter looking for bisexual folk to interview

Email: rachel.savage@thomsonreuters.com

Comment: Hi there,

I’m a reporter with Thomson Reuters Foundation and our LGBT+ news site Openly, covering LGBT+ issues. We’re making a film to mark the 50th anniversary since the Stonewall riots, featuring stories from around the world of the ongoing struggle for LGBT+ rights. So far we have stories from Honduras, Tanzania and Taiwan, and we’re considering adding another from the UK. We’re interested in potentially featuring a bisexual person who has a powerful personal story, whose struggles are indicative of the continued barriers for bi people in 21st century Britain but also the nuances and the positives too. If you know anyone who you think may fit that description and would consider having an initial chat with us, please do let me know.

Best wishes,

Rachel

It is with regret that the Bi’s of Colour Book will no longer be happening.  Despite extending the submission date, and opening the call out to the whole Bi of Colour world, we didn’t get enough contributions (Those who had already submitted their work have been paid).

We will share the submissions we did receive either in the form of blog posts, or in another medium.  Bi’s of Colour are still going strong – we are & always will share the stories and experiences of bi/pan folk of colour; whether online or off.

Regards

Bi’s of Colour Collective

Something I saw on http://miles-thebi.tumblr.com which really struck a cord, and we would really want to adopt it too.

Bi’s of Colour will not engage in any discussion or arguments over bisexuality vs pansexuality.  This whole argument was born of straight, lesbian and gay people giving wrong definitions of what makes a person bi or pan.  Until the 19th Century, Gay meant Happy, and Lesbian was someone of any gender who came from the Greek Island of Lesbos.  At that time bisexual also meant Intersex.  The definition of all three of these terms have changed drastically over the past 100+ years.  Bisexuals and Pansexuals have enough to deal with, without getting into verbal fights over which term is more suitable.

The term Bisexual has a long history, but if you want to call yourself Pansexual, do it!  Nobody gets to define your sexual orientation for you.  You can be Transgender and Bisexual, Intersex and Pansexual, Cisgender and Bisexual, Asexual and Pansexual, and much, much more!

We at Bi’s of Colour hope you will be happy in your sexual orientation, however you define it.  Don’t let monosexuals tear us apart!