Posts Tagged ‘UK’

UK Ministerial Support & More

Friday, September 25th, 2015

UK flag[UK] There were messages of support for Bi Visibility Day in the UK from the government minister for Women and Equality, the Welsh government’s Communities Minister, and via twitter from the Conservative, Liberal Democrat and Plaid Cymru parties.

Equality minister at Westminster, Conservative MP Caroline Dinenage, tweeted:

Today is worldwide, celebrating & raising awareness of bisexual issues. Find out more:

Meanwhile the Welsh Assembly’s minister for Communities, Labour AM Lesley Griffiths, tweeted:

is proud to support – celebrating diversity & tackling biphobia

 The Liberal Democrat conference held a bi visibility flashmob.

Manchester looks back and forward

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015

UK flag[UK] Manchester, Saturday September 26th

Join the UK’s longest-running bi group BiPhoria for an afternoon of picnicking, games and bi memories at the LGBT Foundation, 5 Richmond Street, 1pm-5pm.

Bangor talks bi

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015

UK flag[UK] Bangor, 23  September.

At Natural Resources Wales in Bangor on 1 Oct at 12pm.
Bisexuality in Welsh History – A talk by Norena Shopland from Draig Enfys

In celebration and support of Bisexuality Day Natural Resources Wales will be hosting a fascinating talk by author and historian Norena Shopland from Draig Enfys.

In advance of her talk on the 1st October Norena said “society has, and continues to be, dominated by the idea of a binary sexuality – i.e. gay/straight, with bisexuality often seen as a transitional phase. History on the whole has disregarded bisexuality, but now that the concept of sexual fluidity is becoming more accepted is it possible, and is it right, to go back into history and re-evaluate our way of describing people? Taking a few individuals from history as examples this talk will challenge the way we think about sexual orientation”.

Running Time: approximately an hour – allowing time for questions and discussions at end.
Email: [email protected] if you’re interested in attending

Belfast bis get together

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015

UK flag[UK] September 23: Belfast

Bi meetup organised by Bi+ Ireland

Meet at 3pm-6pm at California Coffee, 36 Ann Street, BT1 4EG Belfast.

Facebook event

Bi and new to Manchester?

Monday, September 21st, 2015

UK flag[UK] Manchester, September 23

Calling all new (and old!) Manchester bi students!  And other bi folk in the area…

Head to All Saints park at Manchester Metropolitan University for a bi visibility day picnic as part of fresher’s week.

Wednesday, 11am-4pm. Look for the bi flag colours of pink, purple and blue!

London Bi Debate

Monday, September 21st, 2015

UK flag[UK] London: Bis At Work panel

Thomson Reuters Pride at Work employee business resource group is holding a panel discussion in London which we are opening up to outside attendees:

In person in London: Book tickets

On the Web: Streaming video

They say:

To celebrate Bi Visibility Day on September 23rd Pride at Work is hosting a panel discussion in London, which will also be available to view live for those around the world.

Hear from Bi Thomson Reuters employees as well as UK LGBT charity Stonewall. Learn about Bi-erasure and invisibility as well as other unique issues affecting Bi people in the workplace.  And because it’s FRIENDS MONTH, connect with colleagues to learn how to be a supportive FRIEND of the bi community.

Time
1:00 pm (UK Time) on September 23rd

Location
Einstein/Newton Room
Thomson Reuters IP & Science
77 Hatton Garden, London, EC1N 8JS

 

Gaydio talks Bi Vis

Sunday, September 20th, 2015

sunday-forum

UK flag

[UK] Gaydio the UK’s national radio station for LGBT listeners focused on Bi Visibility Day over breakfast this morning.

The Sunday Forum show presenter Andrew Edwards welcomed Jen Yockney from the UK’s oldest bi group, BiPhoria, to talk about bi space and why bi visibility is important 16 years on from the first 23rd September Celebrate Bisexuality Day and more than two decades on from the launch of BiPhoria.

Nottingham talk bi

Sunday, September 20th, 2015

UK flag[UK] Nottingham, September 23rd: 730pm

Join BiTopia / BiTalkia on September 23rd for an evening of bi socialising.

This is a chance to chat and chill out with others in a private, alcohol free setting. There aren’t any workshops or activities planned so please bring games, crafts, things to do, tea to drink, snacks, etc.

Doors open 7:30pm. We´ll start packing up, washing cups and so on to ensure we´re out of the room by 10pm.
Venue     Friends’ Meeting House (FMH), 25 Clarendon Street, Nottingham NG1 5JD.

Bisexuals and Robin Hood

Sunday, September 20th, 2015

UK flag[UK] Nottingham, September 23rd: 6.30pm

There will be a photo with bi flags at the Robin Hood statue in Nottingham at 6:30pm on Wednesday 23rd September.

The organisers note:

This will be a very brief event. About 15-20 mins long. We will just take photos with bi flags and there will be a short speech too. We will hopefully have lots of people show up. People from the Notts IDAHoBiT group, reps from the police etc. have been invited to show their support.

Address: Castle Place, Nottingham, Notts, NG1 6EL

 

Kickstart Bi Week with Coffee

Friday, September 18th, 2015

UK flag[UK] Manchester, September 20th:

Join BiPhoria for coffee, tea or hot chocolate and a look forward to the burgeoning programme of Bi Visibility Day events over the coming seven days in Manchester and Salford.

Vienna Coffee House, Moseley Street, 1pm.  Look for the lion.