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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

BiCon 2013

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Bi’s of Colur had a great, supportive session at BiCon 2013.

We spoke about the positive changes in our lives as bisexuals of colour; of meeting increasing amounts of people who were just like us, and of not feeling like the only ones in the world. Black Pride was a particular highlight for many of us, with the accepting space being racism and biphobia free.

We were also grateful for the safer space to discuss and share things that had impacted on our lives.  Racism and Biphobia in the straight and LGBT communities is something that we all experienced, for example, being told we don’t look black enough to belong to our communities, or that we have to prove that we are really queer to gain entrance to a gay pub.  We are constantly questioned, asked to explain ourselves, but then not believed when we speak.  It is a frustrating and tiring thing to have to deal with.

Jacqui, a bisexual of colour was given a Cake Award for her services to both the group, the bisexual communites in the U.K, and for her bi  positive erotic stories!

Three Bi’s of Colour are part of the trade union, UNISON.  We received an award for our support of bisexual workers.

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Camel Gupta and Jacqueline Applebee are the Co-Founders of Bi’s of Colour.  We will both be appearing at Transpose.  Jacqui will be reading some trans* smut, whilst Camel will be showcasing his project: Translations.  We both hope to see your friendly faces there!

UPDATED Bi’s Of Colour for Bi Visibility Day




Bi’s of Colour are celebrating Bisexual Visibility Day, which is held annually on 23rd September, by having a special event.  We will be hosting a Naughty Stories fundraiser evening.  Internationally published author of erotic fiction, Jacqueline Applebee will read some of her hottest stories that feature bisexuals who are black or minority ethnic.

*Where*: Meeting rooms of Kairos 9 Archer Street, London W1D 7AX (Not their main office!)
Nearest underground: Piccadilly Circus, Leicester Square.
Nearest train station: Charring Cross
*When*: Wednesday 26th September, 19.00
*Cost*: £10 waged, £5 unwaged/student
*Can I come?*: This event is open to everyone regardless of sexual orientation, race or ethnicity.  Over 18’s due to nature of stories being read.
*Will there be cake?* Do you even have to ask?
The Kairos Meeting Rooms have reasonable accessibility.  There is one step to enter the building.  The room is on the ground floor. 

To find out more about the group, have a look at our blog on Tumblr and updates on Twitter (@bisofcolour)

If you have any questions, or would like to get involved, please contact us
on this email (bis.of.colour@gmail.com)