Posts Tagged ‘2014’

2014 was huge!

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

There are still some events to come but Bi Visibility Day 2014 was huge!¬† Here are a few stats we have already; do add to them ūüėÄ

– There were events in at least EIGHTEEN countries, our biggest list yet.

– Our first mass-tweet had 414 twitterers join in and a social reach of 553,944.
– The second tweet had 259 of your join in and a reach of 238,581.

There was loads of fabulous web content.

One of the things we most want to highlight is here: a tweeter talking about the financial inequality within the ‘LGBT’ umbrella and work to break down the challenges facing LGBT equality & liberation. storify.com/xanna/bi-visibility-day-on-our-funding-and-our-outcomes

Bi Talk in Brazil

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

Brazil flag[Brazil] S√£o Paulo – Brazil , September 28: Bi talk 2pm-6pm at the Centro Cultural da Juventude

The organisers say (apologies for translation to English):

The bisexual population is one of the most invisible minorities among the oppressed groups in our society. Suffering prejudice as much as straight people and gay people, although there is a B in the acronym LGBT, it is very rare that the discussion about the biphobia (against bisexual prejudice and discrimination) or on the specific needs of our population. Rather, it is common to suffer silencing and delegitimizing, whether in the form of “jokes”, either through more direct verbal and psychological abuse, or that comes disguised as “humor.”

Female bisexuality is seen as a fetish for straight men, which puts bisexual women at greater risk of sexual violence. Male bisexuality is invisibly; bisexual men need to form and maintain their identity in a world that tells them the whole time they do not exist.

Because of all these things, the September 23 is Celebrate Bisexuality Day, also known as Bisexual Visibility Day.

To celebrate this day, the Bi-Sides collective of people who are bi / pansexual, is organising a meeting & speakers to answer some questions, such as:
– What is biphobia? How is it different from homophobia and lesbophobia? How it manifests on TV, in the news, the gay and lesbian scene, dating, school, work, etc? How it hits different people in different ways?

– What is bisexual erasure? Cause it exists? Who cares? How affect our lives? What the hell is the “contract epistemiol√≥gico erasure of bisexuality”? Does it harm? Are its effects are as ugly as the name?

– What are some specific needs that we have bisexual? How they are made ‚Äč‚Äčinvisible in society in general and in gay and lesbian activism?

– How bisexual people can come together to support each other and to fight for visibility and recognition of rights? There bisseuxal movement in Brazil? What we have already achieved and what remains to conquer? As gay people, lesbians and heterosexuals can help in this fight?

We will do a short presentation on these topics, using excerpts from films and TV shows, magazine covers and prints taken from the internet to illustrate how biphobia and bisexual erasure are everywhere, and then we’ll open for questions and comments – IT’S YOUR experiences after all they are the most important in this conversation.

More on Facebook here.

Copenhagen – Danish Bis Join In

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

[Denmark] 23 September: Copenhagen. Bigruppen (LGBT Denmark) meets for dinner and/or drinks in café Knud to celebrate Bi Visibility Day.

Date: September 23rd, 2014 Time: starts at 19.00 Where: Cafe Knud, Skindergade 21, 1159 Copenhagen

Facebook event Bigruppen (LGBT Denmark): here

Plans in St Petersburg

Monday, September 22nd, 2014

flag-russiaRussia – St Petersburg.
This year’s Bi Visibility Day event in Saint Petersburg, Russia, is managed by 2 organizations: “Rainbow Coffee Party” and “LyuBI”.

They say:

“We will make a presentation about bisexual celebrities and will have an Electronic concert of Regine Ollsenn group.”

You can see Russian page about the event here.

Croatia joins in

Monday, September 22nd, 2014

Croatia flag [Croatia] – Zagreb, September 23 – “Queer2Queer” bisexuality discussion
at AKC MEDIKA, Pierottijeva 11/1, 10000, Zagreb. 19:00h CET.

The organisers say:

“Queer2Queer is an open group of people who meet together to discuss and share their experiences, knowledge and skills. In doing so, we learn from each other, get answers to questions of interest to LGBT people, and help each other in coping with our own problems and challenges we face.

“This year we will celebrate Bi Visibility day with discussions about bisexuality, various (personal) experiences, acceptance and other subjects related to bisexuality.”

 

Bolton Libraries trumpet the B

Monday, September 22nd, 2014

UK flag[UK] Bolton Рtomorrow Bolton Central Library hosts a Bi Visibility display at its reception area, to mark September 23rd with info from BiPhoria, september23.bi.org and other UK bi projects.

Bi Vis Postcard

All nine¬†of Bolton’s branch libraries will also have our¬†Sept 23rd leaflets (see left!) and Getting Bi in a Gay / Straight World¬†booklets¬†on display.

Bi Radio Cyprus!

Monday, September 22nd, 2014

flag-cyprus [Cyprus] Limassol, Wednesday evening September 24th. Despina Michaelidou will produce and co-host a radio show on bisexuality because of Bi Visibility Day in Limassol, Cyprus.

The Over the Rainbow Show is broadcast from 9 to 10pm local time – facebook page here.

The name of the radio station is: MYCY radio

Website: http://mycyradio.eu/

There is a live stream & there will be a podcast

Daytime Bi Visibility stall in Manchester

Monday, September 22nd, 2014

UK flag[UK] Manchester – tomorrow sees a Bi Awareness stall running all day at the main University’s student union building on Oxford Road.

Local bi group BiPhoria tell us:

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“We’ll be running¬†a bi stall in the entrance of the main student union building all day, with info about student support as well as BiPhoria and other bi organisations”

“Drop by and see us between around 10am and 4pm!”

Manchester computers go pink, purple & blue

Monday, September 22nd, 2014

UK flag[UK] ManchesterStudents at Manchester University are getting an extra splash of bisexuality awareness on the big day.

Across campus all the university computers have had their screensavers changed to a message about Bi Visibility Day, even including a link to our Facebook page and Twitter.

The student union building is also hosting a bi info stall, while the bi flag flies from buildings on campus.

The university is the largest single-site university in the UK with around 42,000 students.

Bravo, Manchester Uni!

Manc Uni 2014 september 23 screensaver

Iceland’s queer archives

Monday, September 22nd, 2014

Flag: Iceland[Iceland] 23rd September,Reykjavík: Two Big Giveaways!

Samt√∂kin ‚Äė78, The National Queer Organization in Iceland will be giving the Queer library away to the faculty of Gender Studies in The University of Iceland to be accessable from the National/university Library of Iceland. Included are around 1000 titles; foreign science & academic journals¬Ļ that include life and culture of queer people, as well as fiction. The event will be held at the lecture hall on the 2. floor of the National Library at Arngr√≠msgata street 3, 107 Reykjav√≠k at 15:30 GMT/local time
‚ÄĘ The Event: facebook page here
¬Ļ Fr√¶√įit√≠marit

Samtökin 78 will also be giving the fiction part of the Queer library away to the Reykjavík City Library. The donation includes circa 1400 titles. The event will be held at the 5th floot Tryggvagata street 15, 101 Reykjavík at 12:15 GMT/local time

‚ÄĘ The Event: facebook page here