London: Of Bi Women and Lesbians

UK flag[UK] London – Goldsmiths College hosts a panel discussion on trust, mistrust and communication between bisexual women and lesbians. Friday, September 25 6:30pm – 8:30pm.

Panel members:

Prof. Surya Monro – She fosters the development of research in CRISS, across the School of Human and Health Sciences, and beyond, via a range of national and international collaborations. She is on the editorial board of Sexualities. Professor Monro has contributed to a range of public debates, and has been interviewed on Radio 4 three times. She is the author of  ‘Sexuality, Diversity and Equalitys as well as Bisexuality: Identities, Politics, and Theories (2015) Genders and Sexualities in the Social Sciences.

Jacqueline Applebee – renowned writer and poet, who’s writing explores age, sexual orientation, disability, ethnicity, and co-founder of Bi’s of Colour. Her short stories appear in anthologies such as Best Women’s Erotica, Best Lesbian Erotica, Ultimate Lesbian Erotica and she has also written several erotic novellas.

Elaine McKenzie – The Priopretor of The Glass Bar Events, Public speaker and

Faith Cheltenham- As President of BiNet USA, Faith Cheltenham helps coordinate bisexual advocacy, outreach and networking efforts for the bisexual, pansexual and fluid communities in America. Faith has been involved in LGBT activism since 1999 and has spoken at locations as varied as San Diego Comic Con, the National Gay & Lesbian Task Force’s Creating Change Conference, UCLA, and Yale University. In 2012, she was named one of Advocate magazine’s “Forty Under 40” and was appointed to the University of California’s LGBT Task Force. A longtime web/social media producer in her spare time, her clients have included Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York, Macmillan and Scholastic. Read more about Faith on the White House blog,http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2012/06/20/faith-and-pride.

Iona Richardson – has identified as bi/pansexual and queer since the age of 14. She has been heavily involved with the LGBT+ society and Equal Opportunities committee during her 4 years studying Psychology and Philosophy at the University of Aberdeen. She spent two years on the committee of the LGBT+ society as Bi+ Rep and a year as the Bi+ rep for the Student Association for the Equal Opps committee, as well as a year on the Amnesty International society at the university as LGBT rep. She has run events including a week focusing on bi+ and trans events, a Bi mythbusting event, and a Bi+ Panel.

 

The organisers add:

The likely focus is Bridging the gap between Lesbians, Gay & Bi community

And hopefully :
▼ “Why is there such a “Big Separation” within the LGBTQ Community, especially among Lesbian & Bi Women of Color?”
▼ “Why is there so much distrust between Lesbian Women & Bisexual Women?”
▼ “Why do some Lesbian Sistas within the LGBT Community still continue to ostracize their Bi Sistas?
▼When did communications began breaking down between the Two?
▼ “Are there similarities/differences between the two, and does Identity and/or Behavior play a role in Lesbian/Bisexual Women relationships, etc.

Come join us as we come together for Societal Change
As we have an Open as well Honest Conversation between Two Identities, so at the end, both can get to live together & treat each other better inspite of difference
“Do you think its possible?” Let’s See if WE Can Try! Time to finally get to the root of it all… “Let’s Talk!”

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